Sabres assign four more players to the Amerks

Arttu Ruotsalainen is among the notables heading to Rochester to start the 2019-20 season
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By WGR 550 SportsRadio

With the deadline set for 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday to set their 23-man roster and six-man taxi squad, the Buffalo Sabres announced that four more players have been assigned to the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.

Those four players are forwards Andrew Oglevie and Arttu Ruotsalainen, as well as defensemen Jacob Bryson and Mattias Samuelsson.

The Amerks will have two returning players to their roster from Sabres training camp, as Oglevie is gearing up for his third season in Rochester, while Bryson will play his second season.

As for Ruotsalainen and Samuelsson, both players are preparing to play their first seasons in the organization.

Ruotsalainen joins the Amerks this year after playing in the Finnish Liiga last season with Ilves. The 23-year-old signed with the Sabres as an undrafted European free agent in 2019.

Samuelsson joins Rochester after signing his entry-level contract with the Sabres this past offseason. The 20-year-old spent the last two seasons playing collegiately at Western Michigan after being a second round pick (32nd overall) of the Sabres in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Rochester's regular season does not open officially until Friday, Feb. 5, but no dates for training camp or the schedule have been announced yet.

The Sabres will open the 2020-21 season on Thursday night against the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. EST on your radio home of the Buffalo Sabres - WGR Sports Radio 550.