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Sabres send three players from Leafs line brawl to AHL

Sep 23, 2013, 12:58 PM EDT

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The Buffalo Sabres have made roster moves in the aftermath of Sunday’s melee with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Three players directly involved with the line brawl — forward Mike Zigomanis and defensemen Chad Rudhwedel and Drew Bagnall — have all been dispatched to AHL Rochester, the club announced on Monday.

Also headed to Rochester are Matt Hackett, Brayden McNabb and Matt Ellis.

Ruhwedel, Bagnall and Zigomanis all received fighting majors and 10-minute misconducts for their participation in the brawl. Ruhwedel squared off with Tyler Bozak, Bagnall with T.J. Brennan and Zigomanis with Andrew MacWilliam (who, it should be noted, was also dispatched to the AHL on Monday.)

All told, the game featured 239 penalty minutes and could produce as many as three suspensions: David Clarkson for leaving the bench to engage in a fight, Phil Kessel for a match penalty after slashing John Scott and Scott for going after Kessel.

  1. ibieiniid - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    OK wait, so the brawl and sending them down didn’t have anything to do with each other, right? like, they weren’t sent down FOR the fighting, just coincidence that they were part of it then got sent down the next day? legit questions, not trying to make a point or anything.

    • pizzaman77 - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      No these are all AHL guys so the send down was just coincidental.

      • ibieiniid - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM

        OK cool thanks.

  2. westinpat - Sep 23, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Bagnall isn’t a forward by the way.

  3. davebabychreturns - Sep 23, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    What on earth would they suspend John Scott for? Failing to abide by unwritten rules?

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