Remi Elie, from Green Valley, will be part of the NHL Buffalo Sabres training camp when it opens tomorrow, September 12, as the team today announced its roster of players competing for opening day spots.
Last season, Elie, under contract with the Sabres, split his time between the NHL club (0 goals, 1 assist in 16 games) and the AHL Rochester Americans (8 G, 6 A, 25 GP).
As I reported last month (see this post), the 24-year-old signed a one-year, $700,000 two-way contract with the Sabres for this season, meaning the team can use him at the NHL level, or option him to the AHL affiliate, as they did for the second half of last year.
Buffalo’s training camp opens with physicals, testing, and media availability. Inter-squad games follow over the next three days. The Sabres’ first exhibition action is scheduled for September 16, versus the Pittsburgh Penguins.