Sheahan suffered a muscular injury during training camp and was originally classified as day-to-day, but the injury was severe enough to warrant placing him on injured reserve to begin the season. It did open up a roster spot for both Jack Quinn and John-Jason Peterka to make the opening night roster, though.
Interestingly enough, the Sabres opted not to send either of them down to make room for Sheahan on the active roster. Quinn and Peterka do not require waivers, and Quinn is a healthy scratch for tonight’s game after a somewhat rough start to the year. Instead, the team opted to waive Anders Bjork, who had not played yet this season. He passed through today unclaimed.
Sheahan returns to the Sabres organization after spending the 2020-21 season there, where he recorded 13 points in 53 games. Signed to a two-way contract in August, it’s unclear how long Sheahan will be on the team’s NHL roster before he too gets exposed to the waiver wire.