The Official Site of the Buffalo Sabres Twitter Insider Mobile App Twitter Facebook The Official Site of the Buffalo Sabres
center
 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

GRAGNANI RECALLED FROM AMERKS

Saturday, 02.23.2008 / 1:30 PM ET / News
Buffalo Sabres | Press Release
X
Share with your Friends


GRAGNANI RECALLED FROM AMERKS
Marc-Andre Gragnani (Photo: Getty Images)
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Rochester Americans.

The AHL rookie looks to fill in for Jochen Hecht who is “doubtful” for tonight’s match-up after pulling a muscle in his leg, according to head coach Lindy Ruff.

The 2005 draft pick ranks second on the Amerks with 35 points (7+28) in 58 games and is seventh in scoring among AHL rookies.

“I was very surprised,” Gragnani said of the recall. “[The Rochester coaching staff] told me I wasn’t playing but I didn’t know why… I felt bad obviously.

“[Randy Cunneyworth] said ‘do you know why? You’re going up,” Gragnani continued.

“I got Punk’d I guess.”

Previously listed as a defenseman, Gragnani made the transition to offense this season in Rochester as a response to injuries on the team.

He is expected to make his NHL debut tonight at HSBC Arena as the Sabres take on the New York Rangers at 7 p.m.
@BuffaloSabres Instagram
Sabres.com is the official Web site of The Buffalo Sabres. The Buffalo Sabres and Sabres.com are trademarks of The Hockey Western New York, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 The Hockey Western New York, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS & CONDITIONS | NHL.COM TERMS OF USE | OFFICIAL PARTNERS | CONTACT THE SABRES | EMPLOYMENT/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES | AdChoices