LOS ANGELES -- The Sabres drafted a few big forwards, getting 6-foot-5 Cedrick Henley and 6-4 Riley Boychuk in the later rounds. Still, it appears they have no desire to ignore the speedy, skill guys around which they like to build their team.
The Sabres didn’t have a second-round pick, but they almost moved up to take Swedish mite Calle Jarnkrok, a 5-foot-11, 156-pound center.
"There was one player that we gave some consideration to. Ultimately, Detroit took him [51st overall]," Sabres GM Darcy Regier said. "I think you have to be careful. You really have to want someone before you use additional picks to move up. I think there obviously is a case to be made for doing that, but Kevin [Devine, the director of amateur scouting] and his staff felt very comfortable with the group of players that he had."