Amerks Update | Sabres loan Bjork to Rochester

Forward Anders Bjork has cleared waivers and has been loaned to the Rochester Americans, the Buffalo Sabres introduced Tuesday.

Bjork recorded 8 issues (5+3) in 58 video games with the Sabres ultimate season. He used to be received from Boston in a business in April 2021. Bjork used to be at the beginning decided on within the 5th spherical by way of the Bruins in 2014.

He has 22 issues (6+16) in 29 profession AHL video games.

Rochester hosts Belleville on Wednesday. They’ll then take at the Syracuse Crunch in a home-and-home set starting Friday in Rochester and finishing on Saturday in Syracuse.

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Tweet from @AmerksHockey: This week’s agenda:Wednesday vs. Senators at domesticFriday vs. Crunch at domesticSaturday vs. Crunch in SyracuseLet’s get to it!

 

Pekar again in Rochester

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On Monday, the Sabres loaned ahead Matej Pekar to Rochester. Pekar didn’t take part within the Prospects Challenge or coaching camp as he recovered from damage. He began the 12 months at the Sabres’ non-roster injured reserve.

Later that day, he used to be again with the Amerks.

From Amerks.com’s apply record:

After taking the primary query within the post-skate media availability following Monday’s apply at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester Americans ahead Matej Pekar knocked on wooden. Not in need of to jinx anything else after in the end being cleared to apply in a full-contact jersey after seven months of restoration from double shoulder surgical operation.

“It’s been a while and I obviously missed the game and the guys, so it’s great to finally get out of the rehab skating and be out there with the team. It’s obviously a little different, but it’s great to be part of game situations and getting back at it,” mentioned Pekar when requested how great it used to be to be again and going complete throttle at apply nowadays.

Video: Meet the Prospects with Matej Pekar

In 2021-22 with Rochester, Pekar registered 3 objectives and 3 assists for 6 issues in 47 video games. It wasn’t till March 13 towards the Syracuse Crunch that Pekar’s 2nd season with the Amerks would come to a screeching halt due to a season-ending damage that ended up requiring double shoulder surgical operation and a protracted restoration procedure for the ahead.

Seven months later and now Pekar is in the end again to working towards together with his group and he mentioned an important a part of all of the restoration procedure used to be to merely keep sure.

“I would say stay positive,” mentioned Pekar when requested what an important a part of his restoration used to be. “Just staying positive and doing the right thing, not rushing it, and doing exactly what the people tell you to do. I tried to follow the protocol as close as I could down to every word I got from the people here. I think that was the main thing; just stay positive and do the right thing.”

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A glance again eventually week

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Friday’s season-opener with Toronto marked the primary time since October 9, 2010 that Rochester opened the season as opposed to the Toronto Marlies and the primary at domestic since an 8-5 win over Toronto to start the 2012-13 marketing campaign.

Four unanswered objectives, together with 3 at the persistent play and one shorthanded, helped propel Rochester to a 4-2 season-opening victory over the Marlies at Blue Cross Arena.
 
Swedish forwards Linus Weissbach and Isak Rosen every scored a power-play target to cross with an lend a hand for his or her first multi-point outings of the marketing campaign.

With the win on Friday, Rochester advanced a 34-26-7 all-time file in season-opening video games and feature outscored the opposition 248-230 relationship again to when the puck first dropped on Amerks inaugural season in 1956.

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However, lower than 24 hours after erasing a one-goal deficit and scoring 4 unanswered objectives, the Amerks discovered themselves at the improper finish of items in Saturday’s rematch towards Toronto. The Marlies erupted for 3 third-period objectives – together with two with the person merit – to come away with a 3-1 win at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 37 saves in his 2nd consecutive get started. Dating again to ultimate season, Luukkonen owns a 7-3-5 file in his ultimate 15 begins.

Tweet from @AmerksHockey: Now introducing @Wendys Social Star of the Week!We’ll be opting for one participant every week who shined on social, both on or off the ice, and our Week 1 Winner did each.Upie made 59 saves all the way through Opening Weekend, however ALSO made certain to come again and whole the guts 🫶 percent.twitter.com/dMiImVlXEk

 

Scoring leaders

Player GP G A PTS
T-1. Isak Rosen 2 1 1 2
T-1. Lukas Rousek 2 1 1 2
T-1. Linus Weissbach 2 1 1 2
T-1. Sean Malone 2 0 2 2

 

Goaltending leaders

Player GP W L OTL GAA SV% SO
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen 2 1 1 0 2.04 .937 0

 

 

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