Update, February 23: Biro should make his NHL debut Wednesday night during the Sabers game against the Montreal Canadiens, the team announcement Wednesday afternoon.
Original story: Brandon Biro is about to make his way into the NHL, as the Recalled Buffalo Sabers the former Penn State men’s hockey captain at his main training on Tuesday.
The Alberta native has been quietly tearing things up for the Rochester Americans, the Sabers’ AHL affiliate, as his 36 points in just 39 games (nine goals and 27 assists) rank third on the team and fifth among AHL rookies. He hasn’t gone consecutive games without scoring a point since November 27. He was also called to the Sabers taxi brigade twice this season but did not make the main roster.
After signing of a two-year contract with the Sabers in March 2020, Biro had a quiet 2020-21 season, playing just 15 games due to injury.
Biro finished his college career as one of Penn State’s top 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 138 games. his four-year career as a Nittany Lion.
Although he’s on the Sabers roster for the first time, Biro isn’t the only Nittany Lion to have played time in the NHL this season. His former teammate Brett Murray played 19 games for the Sabers this season, recording two goals and four assists before being returned to the AHL in January.
Now that he’s on the main roster, Biro may be able to make his NHL debut in the next few days. The Sabers’ next game is against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Center on Wednesday night. The puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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