Thread: Confirmed with Link: Sabres re-sign Sulzer
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07-06-2013, 01:29 PM
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Any D-man signing would've been a vet LHD that nobody would be impressed by. Sulzer happens to be that type, and the team knows exactly what they're getting in him. To me, this signing means R/R want to be patient or safe about Ristolainen and McNabb. They don't want to "gift" them a roster spot or force them into action if they're not ready. If one of Risto/McNabb/Ruhwedel have that strong of a camp, then there are the options to carry eight D-men or trade (preferably) McBain or Sulzer to a team that lost a D-man to injury during camp. My best guess at pairings would be...

Sulzer-Ruhwedel/Ristolainen (filling in up the chart according to L/R)

Having four of those guys that can be sent back and forth to Rochester is a good thing, providing plenty of flexibility depending on injuries and who needs to be a healthy scratch.

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