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Buffalo Sabres getting healthy enough to demote three players to AHL Rochester

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The banged-up Buffalo Sabres are healthy enough to afford returning three players to the minors.

Forwards Paul Szczechura and Corey Tropp, and defenceman T.J. Brennan were re-assigned to AHL Rochester on Monday. The moves come as the Sabres had several injured regulars back on the ice for practice.

It’s a group that included forwards Drew Stafford and Patrick Kaleta and defenceman Robyn Regehr, who each missed at least one game last week.

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Forward Tyler Ennis is also considered close to returning after missing 16 games with an ankle injury.

The Sabres are 3-3-1 in their past seven and were minus nine regulars—including goalie Ryan Miller (concussion)—in a 5-1 win over Washington on Saturday. Buffalo hosts the New York Islanders on Tuesday.