Ruhwedel was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Saturday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Ruhwedel's demotion indicates that Carlo Colaiacovo (lower body) is likely ready to return to action Saturday against Toronto. The 25-year-old blueliner will likely spend the rest of the season with AHL Rochester unless another Sabres defender sustains an injury.
Ruhwedel was called up Friday. The Sabres blue line has taken a hit with Cody Franson (neck) and Carlo Colaiacovo (lower body) unavailable for Friday's game, which means that Ruhwedel will slot into the lineup on the team's third pairing. This will be Ruhwedel's first appearance with the Sabres this season after playing in four games last year. An undrafted free agent out of UMass-Lowell, Ruhwedel is a steady two-way defenseman, even if a little undersized. Despite being named AHL Rochester's MVP the previous season, the 25-year-old's impact in the NHL is marginal.
Chad Ruhwedel was placed on waivers Friday, reports The Buffalo News.
Chad Ruhwedel (lower-body) is day-to-day.
Chad Ruhwedel was one of five players assigned to AHL Rochester on Monday to finish the season.
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