Defenseman Zach Bogosian was suspended Monday by the Buffalo Sabres after he failed to report to AHL affiliate Rochester after clearing waivers Saturday, the team announced.
No team claimed Bogosian, who officially requested the Sabres to trade him in December.
He has been hampered by a number of injuries during his NHL career, which began with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008-09. During his 12-year career, Bogosian has collected 194 points (53 goals, 141 assists) in 636 games, also playing for the Winnipeg Jets (2011-15) before joining the Sabres in a trade involving multiple players.
Last April, Bogosian underwent his second hip operation in 15 months after totaling three goals and 16 assists in 65 games, the most he has played in six seasons for Buffalo. He was second on the Sabres with 116 blocked shots and third in average ice time (21:38).
Bogosian, 29, played in just 18 games in 2017-18 before undergoing his first hip surgery in January 2018.
In 19 games this season, Bogosian, in the last year of his contract with a $5.14 million salary cap hit, has one goal and four assists.
--Field Level Media