The Russians are coming, and six Sabres prospects will be there to meet them.
The Canadian Hockey League -- which is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Ontario Hockey League and the Western Hockey League -- is welcoming Team Russia for a six-game series next month featuring some of the world's top junior players. Six are Sabres draft picks.
The series starts with the QMJHL hosting two games, and defenseman Jerome Gauthier-Leduc will play in both. The OHL is up next, with forwards Zack Kassian and Marcus Foligno playing in the second of two games. Defensemen Mark Pysyk and Matt MacKenzie will play both games for the WHL, while Brayden McNabb will play in one.
As always, my childhood street hockey buddy Kris Baker has the latest on all the Sabres' prospects at SabresProspects.com. Today's report starts with Kassian, who has five goals and 16 points in seven games with Windsor.