Riley Sheahan’s time in Buffalo has come to an end.
The Sabres announced Sunday that they placed the veteran forward on unconditional waivers after refusing to join the Rochester Americans, according to Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News. Sheahan was assigned there earlier this week to clear a roster spot for defenseman Mattias Samuelsson.
The 30-year-old signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres back in August, which would have paid him $375,000 in Rochester or $950,000 in Buffalo.
Sheahan will become an unrestricted free agent on Monday at 2 p.m. if he doesn’t get claimed by another NHL team.