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Kilbride native likely to join Rochester Americans at Spengler Cup

If there is an upside, perhaps it’s that Luke Adam will very likely get to spend Christmas in a beautiful town in the Swiss Alps.

As part of the latest shuffle to the Buffalo Sabres’ roster, Adam has been demoted from the NHL team to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans.

Adam had one goal in nine games during his recall to the Sabres, giving the 23-year-old forward from Kilbride a total of 15 goals and 11 assists in 84 games with Buffalo over parts of the past four seasons,

Despite only having played 15 games in Rochester this season, Luke Adam returns to the Amerks as the team leader with 13 goals and fourth in scoring with 18 points in just 15 games.

Rochester plays three more AHL regular-season contests before leaving for Davos, Switzerland to participate in the international Spengler Cup tournament, beginning Dec. 26.

The Sabres also sent defensemen Mark Pysyk and Brayden McNabb to the Amerks in their latest move, while recalling forward Kevin Porter and rearguard Chad Ruhwedel.

That makes 11 different players who have moved between Rochetsr and Buffalo since Ted Nolan and Pat LaFontaine were hired last month in an effort to turn around the Sabres, who were 2-9-1 in their last 12 games heading into Tuesday’s home game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Nolan and Lafontaine took over when head coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier were fired.

Organizations: American Hockey League, Buffalo Sabres, NHL Winnipeg Jets.Nolan

Geographic location: Rochester, Buffalo, Davos Switzerland

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