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Conacher to make Sabres debut tonight

2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Ottawa Senators v Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, BC - MARCH 2: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) during the first period in NHL action on March 02, 2014 during the 2014 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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After starting his NHL career with 24 points in 35 games with Tampa Bay, Cory Conacher’s NHL career has been on a steep decline since he was dealt to Ottawa.

His tenure with the Senators ended when he was claimed off wiavers on Wednesday. Now the 24-year-old forward is getting ready to start the next chapter of his career tonight with the Buffalo Sabres.

“We’ll put him probably with Tyler Ennis to begin with and see how it goes,” Ted Nolan told the Buffalo News.

The Sabres could certainly use the help right now. They’ve traded away Ryan Miller, Brayden McNabb, Steve Ott, and Matt Moulson and recently lost forwards Zemgus Girgensons, Chris Stewart, and Torrey Mitchell to injuries. That’s on top of defenseman Rostislav Klesla refusing to play for Buffalo after the team acquired him.

Buffalo will play against Chicago tonight (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

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