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Omark to make Sabres debut Saturday


James OBrien

It won’t take long for Linus Omark to draw into the Buffalo lineup.

Omark, acquired from Edmonton on Thursday, will play on Saturday when the Sabres take on the Bruins in Boston in the second game of a home-and-home series, head coach Ted Nolan confirmed.

“With the injuries that are occurring, losing [Cody] McCormick and we don’t know about (the injury to Cody) Hodgson yet,” Nolan told the Sabres website. “It could be a good time for him. He’s a very talented young man so maybe it’s perfect timing.”

The 26-year-old Swede, who led the Swiss league with 69 points in 48 games last season, has always displayed outstanding offensive ability -- but has also had issues sticking in the NHL due to his lack of a well-rounded game.

After breaking in with the Oilers in 2010-11 and scoring 27 points in 51 games, Omark has appeared in just 14 NHL contests since and only one this year, spending the majority of his time with AHL Oklahoma City (where he has 29 points in 29 games).