Report: Sabres waive D Pardy

Associated Press  |  Last updated January 17, 2013
The Buffalo Sabres began establishing their regular-season roster on Thursday by placing three players on waivers, including defenseman Adam Pardy. Also placed on the 24-hour waiver list were minor-league forwards Nick Tarnasky and Kevin Porter, a person familiar with the decisions told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have not announced the moves. NHL teams had until noon Thursday to waive players before they can set their 23-man regular-season rosters on Friday. Buffalo opens the season hosting Philadelphia on Sunday. Pardy is a three-year NHL veteran who was acquired along with center Steve Ott in a trade in which the Sabres dealt Derek Roy to Dallas in July. He proved to be the odd-man out on a Sabres roster that is now down to eight defensemen. Pardy's departure leaves Buffalo with 25 players. That includes forwards Nathan Gerbe (back) and Cody McCormick (finger), who spent this past week practicing but have not yet been cleared for contact. Both could open the season in the injured reserve list. General manager Darcy Regier hasn't ruled out the possibility of trading a defenseman to free up his roster further. If the waived players go unclaimed, they will be re-assigned to Rochester, Buffalo's AHL affiliate. Tarnasky and Porter have spent this season playing in Rochester, but their futures were placed in limbo once the NHL lockout was lifted last weekend. As a result of how their contracts are structured, both have to clear waivers before they can continue playing in Rochester. Porter, college hockey's 2008 Hobey Baker award winner, signed with Buffalo last summer. He has 25 goals and 20 assists in 163 career NHL games over five seasons split between Phoenix and Colorado.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Jimmy Garappolo’s mom keeping him up to speed on his trade rumors

Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Report: Tyrod Taylor might not be released by Bills after all

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Juventus and Manchester City begin their Champions League Round of 16 campaigns

Cardinals reportedly have ‘zero interest’ in Jay Cutler

DeSean Jackson talks up return to Eagles

DeMarcus Cousins links to Lakers won’t just go away

NFL executive: Davis Webb will be top QB of draft

Report: Knicks making Derrick Rose ‘completely available’ at trade deadline

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker