The Sabres give goalie Adam Wilcox a NHL contract

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Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Adam Wilcox had been on an AHL contract with Rochester, but he has now earned a NHL deal. Buffalo has inked Wilcox to a one-year, two-way contract for $650,000. Wilcox has been waived so he can be sent to the Amerks.

Wilcox was a sixth round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2011 and has played one NHL game with the Sabres against Florida. He played 39 minutes and stopped all 14 shots he faced.

This season in Rochester, Wilcox is 9-7-1 with a 2.89 goals-against and .896 save percentage.

Last season with the Amerks, he was 12-7-2 with a 2.79 goals-against and a .903 save percentage.

The University of Minnesota product is 26-years-old.

The Sabres canceled practice so they could leave Sunday morning for Toronto to avoid the predicted high winds for Western New York and Southern Ontario.