TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Former Erie Otters center Phil Varone scored in the Buffalo Sabres’ 6-3 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at the NHL Prospects Tournament. Former teammate Shawn Szydlowski had no points and four shots on goal for the Sabres.
In other tournament action, David Shields, an overage defenseman with the Otters who’s expected to start his professional career this season, had no points and a plus-1 rating in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Former Otters forward Andrew Yogan, who was traded to Peterborough last month, had no points and a minus-1 rating for the Rangers.
Otters overage goaltender Ramis Sadikov didn’t play for the Detroit Red Wings in a 7-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Former Mercyhurst College standout Sc0tt Pitt had a minus-2 rating and one shot on goal in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 8-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Here is Sunday’s tournament schedule:
Columbus vs. Buffalo, 2:30 p.m.
Carolina vs. St. Louis, 3 p.m.
Dallas vs. N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. (Live on NHL Network, replay on NHL Network at 9 p.m.)
Detroit vs. Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.
Here’s the rest of the tournament schedule:
Dallas vs. St. Louis, 3 p.m.
N.Y. Rangers vs. Carolina, 3:30 p.m. (Live on NHL Network, replay on NHL Network at 7 p.m.)
Columbus vs. Minnesota, 6:30 p.m.
Detroit vs. Buffalo, 7 p.m.
7th-place game, 3 p.m.
5th-place game, 3:30 p.m.
3rd-place game, 6:30 p.m.
Championship game, 7 p.m.