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Sabres beef up with Jordan Nolan after Kings waive him

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GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15: Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings is escorted to the penalty box by linesman Jay Sharrers during the preseason NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on September 15, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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New Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley wants to ice an aggressive, fast team.

Even so, it’s interesting to see that the Sabres are also becoming a beefier bunch. That continued on Wednesday, as the Sabres claimed Jordan Nolan off of waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.

Nolan, 28, isn’t expected to carry much of a scoring workload. His career-high for points is 10, and he’s only managed that feat once.

Still, he has experience, and Nolan only costs the Sabres a roster spot. Even if you’re not particularly moved by the addition, there isn’t really a ton of risk involved.

Again, with Tyler Ennis and others out of town, there’s at least a subtle trend toward getting bigger in Buffalo.