Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith will have the opportunity to showcase his skills in back-to-back games with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.
Griffith, who scored a goal in his Sabres debut on Monday, will be one of only two carry-overs to skate in both games to start the pre-season, along with Justin Bailey.
“We just want to see what they have to offer,” new Sabres head coach Phil Housley said on Tuesday.
“With the numbers, I thought it was a good idea to see them in another environment, see how they can adjust to a back-to-back game. This is an important time for those players.”
Both Griffith and Bailey are competing for a roster spot on the wing for Buffalo.
Griffith told Sabres.com he felt really comfortable on Monday night against Carolina.
“I think it really benefits me, being a guy who likes to keep moving my feet and making plays in the offensive zone and transition quickly form D, the little cycles and all that,” Griffith said.
“It will really benefit my game I think.”
Griffith, 24, has proven to be a great scorer at the AHL level.
Two season ago with Providence he recorded 77 points in 57 games and last season with teh Toronto Marlies, he registered 44 points in 38 games.
Buffalo announced they had signed Griffith to a one-year contract back on July 1.
A Sabres.com article says that Buffalo management expressed confidence that Griffith would compete for an NHL spot, as he would fit into Housley’s new system.
Puck drops at 7 p.m. tonight for the game being held at Penn State University.
Check out Griffith’s goal from Monday, here:
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) 18 September 2017
– Photo credit: Bill Wippert/Buffalo Sabres