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SABRES RECALL JOE FINLEY FROM ROCHESTER

Tuesday, 12.6.2011 / 10:35 AM ET / News
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SABRES RECALL JOE FINLEY FROM ROCHESTER
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Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that defenseman Joe Finley has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Finley (6’8”, 260 lbs., 6/29/87) joins the Sabres on his second career recall after making his NHL debut in the team’s game on Friday, Dec. 2 vs. Detroit. He has appeared in two games for the Sabres this year.

The defenseman has two points (1+1) in 18 games played with the Americans and leads the team with 57 penalty minutes. He is playing in his third professional season after spending parts of the 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons with the Hershey Bears. In 26 career AHL games, Finley has three points (1+2) and 79 penalty minutes, posting a plus/minus rating of plus-16. 

The Edina, Minn. native, who was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round (27th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, signed a multi-year contract with the Sabres on Nov. 28.

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