The Sabres’ prospects are already set to play in Switzerland next season. It appears they’re heading back to Michigan, too.
The Detroit Red Wings have announced the resumption of their prospect tournament in Traverse City, Mich., and Buffalo is scheduled to defend its 2011 title. The tournament, in its 15th year, was canceled last season because of the lockout.
The Red Wings said the participating teams will be Detroit, Buffalo, Carolina, Columbus, Dallas, Minnesota, the New York Rangers and St. Louis -- the same eight organizations that were scheduled to play in 2012.
The Sabres’ minor-leaguers with the Rochester Americans will take a break from their American Hockey League schedule in December to play in the Spengler Cup in Switzerland.