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Sabres sign UMass-Lowell defenseman Chad Ruhwedel

Apr 13, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

Chad Ruhwedel AP

The Sabres blue line is in rough shape after seeing Tyler Myers go down with a broken bone in his leg, but they’re getting some reinforcements from the college ranks.

Buffalo announced the signing of UMass-Lowell junior defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year, entry-level deal. This past season with Lowell, Ruhwedel had seven goals and 16 assists to help lead the Riverhawks to the Frozen Four. Of those 23 points, 12 came on the power play including three goals.

At 5’11” 180 pounds, he’s an average-sized defender, but with the shortage the Sabres have on the blue line after the trade deadline and with Myers out, Ruhwedel will come in handy. It’s possible he could suit up for the Sabres this afternoon against Philly.

  1. mattypbillsmafia - Apr 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    With all the talent on the Sabres blue line, this kid is going to have a tough time breaking through.

  2. mattypbillsmafia - Apr 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Just kidding.

    – signed
    A Sabres fan

  3. buff80 - Apr 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I thought he played well yesterday. Pretty good skater

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