9/10 Recap: Kassian gets tricky, heads to Buffalo on high note

Zack Kassian scored a hat trick and added an assist Friday to lead short-staffed Windsor to a 5-4 exhibition win over Sarnia. The entire OHL will breathe a sigh of relief beginning Saturday, as the 6'3 power forward will take some momentum to Buffalo for his second NHL training camp. It is expected that Kassian, who did not register a point but was quite physical in the Spits 5-4 win over the Czech U20 National Team on Thursday, will see some NHL exhibition reps before returning to tackle his OHL/WJC season blueprint.

We mentioned Kassian's pounding of Plymouth's Ben Holtom on Tuesday but didn't have a clip. In an effort to make it up to you, here's four seconds highlighted but a looping left hand that Sabres fans will likely become familiar with in the coming years.

Also in Ontario league exhibition action, Gregg Sutch scored a pair of goals to lead Missisasauga past Owen Sound, 5-3. Steven Shipley did not factor for the Attack.

Marcus Foligno was in the Sudbury line-up but did not point as the Wolves played to a 2-2 tie with Barrie.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc finished -3 as Rimouski opened the regular season with a 8-3 loss at Lewiston. The talk of the Nics training camp for his cool puck moving nature, JGL will head to Buffalo on Sunday in preparation for the start of rookie camp on Monday.

Cedrick Henley was +1 with a shot on goal and four hits as as Val-d'Or kicked off their 2010-11 season with a 4-3 loss to Victoriaville. Like many first year draft picks, the 6'5 fifth-rounder is a player that should capitalize on NHL camp experience and elevate his play upon return to the Q.

Out west, the Sabres six WHL prospects all had the evening off before leaving for Western New York.

The Sabres announced their complete rookie camp roster Friday. See below for the list and read the Sabres camp announcement here.

72 Adam, Luke C 6-2 203
45 Boychuk, Riley LW 6-4 205
24 Byron, Paul C 5-9 144
63 Ennis, Tyler C 5-9 146
82 Foligno, Marcus C/LW 6-2 200
42 Gerbe, Nathan LW 5-5 160
41 Henley, Cedrick LW 6-5 195
54 Kassian, Zack RW 6-3 210
83 Lagace, Jacob LW 5-11 190
70 Legault, Maxime RW 6-2 195
12 Mancari, Mark RW 6-3 225
46 McCauley, Dennis 6-3 225
59 Roloff, Brian C 5-10 180
15 Schutz, Felix C 5-11 187
23 Shipley, Steven C 6-2 205
23 Stuart, Colin LW 6-2 200
32 Sundher, Kevin C 6-0 192
49 Sutch, Gregg RW 6-2 193
78 Tropp, Corey RW 6-0 185
65 Turnbull, Travis C 6-0 193
71 Whitmore, Derek LW 5-11 190

70 Biega, Alex D 5-10 191
33 Brennan, TJ D 6-0 204
38 Conboy, Tim D 6-2 210
62 Crawford, Nick D 6-1 188
64 Fienhage, Corey D 6-2 190
37 Gauthier-Leduc, Jerome D 6-1 176
17 Gragnani, Marc-Andre D 6-2 201
47 MacKenzie, Matt D 6-1 191
81 McNabb, Brayden D 6-4 200
67 Persson, Dennis D 6-1 181
53 Pysyk, Mark D 6-1 174
73 Schiestel, Drew D 6-2 193
6 Weber, Mike D 6-2 211

1 Enroth, Jhonas G 5-10 174
35 Leggio, David G 5-7 180
31 Kalemba, Zane G 5-11 185

As always, more to come....
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Saturday, September 11, 2010 ×

LOL at first comment on Sabres.com rookie camp article. "Baker has Fienhage at 6'4 220lbs". I have a feeling you're more accurate.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 ×

Solid work as always, lets hope Darcy gives this kid a shot to take staffs spot on the top 6 for the big club.

Kepp up the good work

Saturday, September 11, 2010 ×

Nice to see Roloff brought back after a solid showing at the Dev Camp.

Saturday, September 11, 2010 ×

As for Fienhage... Kamloops has him at 6'4"/221 lbs. Knowing Baker's penchant for current information, that's probably where it comes from.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 ×

Zake Kassian is a soon to be dead fucking pussy,He will fight Ohl rookies and bar flies but did he fight anyone in camp, fuck no.He had a chance to fight Chris Neil in exhabition but whimpped out.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 ×

Zack Kassian is a cheap shot artist pussy.


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