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AHL Rochester will play a game in Buffalo

Sep 22, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

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We don’t know when the lockout will end and the Buffalo Sabres will play, but First Niagara Center will host a hockey game in October.

The Sabres’ AHL-affiliate, the Rochester Americans, will play against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Oct. 23 in Buffalo, according to the Buffalo News.

The game was originally going to be at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial in Rochester on Oct. 21.

If we don’t have a new CBA by that point, Rochester’s roster could feature Cody Hodgson, Marcus Foligno, and Luke Adam. The Hamilton Bulldogs, which are the AHL-affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, roster might include Blake Geoffrion, Louis Leblanc, and Nathan Beaulieu.

  1. buffalomafia - Sep 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Buffalo has a decent farm club!

  2. phipfwe76 - Sep 23, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    They’ve always worked well together. I remember back in the day when the Sabres would play a few regular season games in Rochester to help promote.

  3. gibbstastic - Sep 23, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    “They’ve always worked well together.”

    – Except for that time that Buffalo and Rochester decided not to be affiliated for a while. And Rochester had to bum around with half of a Florida Panther and half nobodies roster. Fan base is still weak from that ordeal.

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