The Buffalo Sabres have returned three forwards, including veteran Mark Parrish, to their American Hockey League affiliate in Portland, Maine.
Also demoted were Mark Mancari and Luke Adam. The moves were made Wednesday, a day after a 3-1 loss at Pittsburgh, and as the Sabres continue their seven-game road trip at Boston on Thursday.
Parrish, an 11-year NHL veteran, made his debut with the Sabres against the Penguins. The six-time 20-goal-scorer was signed by the team in September and has spent the entire season in the minors.