Former Penn State Men’s Hockey Captain Brandon Biro Recalled By Buffalo Sabres
Update, February 23: Biro is expected to make his NHL debut Wednesday night in the Sabres’ matchup with the Montreal Canadiens, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
Original Story: Brandon Biro is closer to breaking his way into NHL, as the Buffalo Sabres recalled the former Penn State men’s hockey captain to its main roster Tuesday.
The Alberta native has been quietly tearing it up for the Rochester Americans, the Sabres’ AHL affiliate, as his 36 points in just 39 games (nine goals and 27 assists) rank third on the team and fifth for AHL rookies. He hasn’t gone consecutive games without a point since November 27. He was also called up to the Sabres’ taxi squad twice this season but didn’t make it onto the main roster.
After signing a two-year contract with the Sabres in March 2020, Biro had a quiet 2020-21 season, as he only played 15 games due to injury.
Biro finished his collegiate career as one of Penn State’s best forwards, ranking third all-time in assists with 75, fifth all-time in points with 116, and ninth all-time in goals with 41. The former captain played in 138 games throughout his four-year career as a Nittany Lion.
While he makes the Sabres roster for the first time, Biro is not the only Nittany Lion who saw some time in the NHL this season. His former teammate Brett Murray played in 19 games for the Sabres this season, tallying two goals and four assists before being sent back down to the AHL in January.
Now that he is on the main roster, Biro could possibly make his NHL debut in the coming days. The Sabres’ next game comes against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre Wednesday night. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 p.m.
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