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Amerks/Sabres lose Tropp for season with knee injury

(Mark Mulville/Buffalo News file photo)

Corey Tropp needed just 24 seconds to score the first goal of the Amerks' season. He needed less than 15 minutes to score their second.

His next goal won't come until next year.

Tropp left with seven minutes left in Rochester's opener Friday because of a severe right leg injury, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported today that the right winger has suffered damage to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and will undergo season-ending surgery.

"Appreciate all the support," Tropp wrote on Twitter. "Tough break but that's life."

Tropp was in Rochester only because of the NHL lockout. He was scheduled to be a third- or fourth-line winger for the Sabres. The 23-year-old played 34 games with Buffalo last season, recording three goals, eight points and 20 penalty minutes.

---John Vogl

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