Wallaceburg’s Seth Griffith is set to make his debt with the Rochester Americans (Amerks) on Wednesday night.
The AHL club is in Utica to face the Comets. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Griffith joined the Amerks earlier this week, after being sent down to the minor by the Buffalo Sabres.
The NHL squad had placed the 24-year-old forward on waivers on Sunday. By Monday afternoon, Griffith was unclaimed and heading to Rochester.
“It was a bit of a surprise,” Griffith told reporters after practice on Tuesday.
“I’m going to come down here and work hard, work on the things that I need to work on to get back up there. Hopefully I’m up there sooner than later.”
Check out the full interview, posted by the Amerks, below:
Griffith has 2 goals, 1 assist and 14 shots in 18 games this season for Buffalo.
The Sabres had signed Griffith as a free agent back on July 1.
Griffith split time between the Florida Panthers and Toronto Maples Leafs organizations last season.
Griffith recorded five assists in 24 NHL games last season.
He also had 44 points in 38 games with the Toronto Marlies, the Leafs’ AHL affiliate.
The 5-foot-9, 191-pound former London Knight was originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.