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Welcome back: Sabres claim Grant off waivers from Preds

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NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 12: In his Predator debut Derek Grant #27 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Boston Bruins during the second period at Bridgestone Arena on January 12, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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What’s old is new again in Buffalo.

Derek Grant, who the Sabres lost on waivers to Nashville last month, is back in the fold -- on Monday, the Sabres claimed him back from the Preds.

The 26-year-old appeared in six games during his brief spell in Nashville, registering a single assist. His departure coincided with the Preds acquiring veteran depth center Vern Fiddler in a trade with New Jersey over the weekend.

In his first go-round with the Sabres, Grant appeared in 35 games but failed to score a single goal, and had just three assists. Buffalo was disappointed to lose his services -- head coach Dan Bylsma later admitted the club was trying to sneak Grant through to AHL Rochester -- so it’s not surprising the Sabres were quick to jump on the chance to re-acquire him.