After being short on players due to illness over the past week and a half, the Amerks will have a full roster tonight as they see the return of Clarke MacArthur, Patrick Kaleta, Tanner Glass, and Anthony Stewart.
Mark Mancari has been added to the AHL All-Star game this weekend to represent the Amerks and Team Canada. MacArthur was originally selected to the All-Star game but will be rejoining the Sabres on Monday which is why Mancari was picked.
It’s a surprising move by the Sabres to actually send MacArthur to the Amerks for just two games, he has proven his worth for the Sabres. Hopefully these players will put as much effort into playing for a last place team in the AHL as they have in the NHL trying to prove there worth up there. If that happens, it isn’t too far fetched to have a two game winning streak after this weekend.
Mancari, a third-year right winger, has 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points in 47 games.
MacArthur has scored 5 goals, 4 assists and 9 points in 21 games with the Sabres. He was the Amerks leading scorer before his recall (11-19-30 in 26 AHL games).
Proof of his value to the Sabres came on Thursday night in a 2-1 victory at Dallas, when he was on the ice in the final minute helping Buffalo protect the lead.
Kaleta is pointless in eight games with the Sabres.
Glass scored his first NHL goal on Tuesday in a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
A Dartmouth University product, Glass has one goal and 27 penalty minutes in 23 games with the Panthers.
The Amerks play the Lake Erie Monsters tonight at 7:35pm at Blue Cross Arena and then travel to Cleveland on Saturday for a rematch. You can go to the games, listen live on Hot Talk 1280, or watch live on B2 Networks.