The Buffalo Sabres only have one game in the next nine days, but head coach Don Granato still made his weekly appearance on the “Howard and Jeremy Show” on Tuesday.
The Sabres have gotten a chance to get a look at some of their top prospects over the last few games. This included Peyton Krebs, who was acquired as part of the Jack Eichel trade with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Before getting the call from the Sabres, Krebs was playing extremely well with the Rochester Americans, scoring four goals and picking up 10 assists for 14 points in 16 games. So far in three games with the Sabres, Krebs notched his first point with the team on Saturday in an overtime loss to the Boston Bruins.
In the short time working with Krebs in Buffalo, Granato has been impressed with what he's seen from the 20-year-old.
“There is a lot there," Granato said with Howard Simon and Jeremy White. "He's a competitive guy, he’s not overwhelmed by his opponents. ... With his skill set, he’s a lot of fun to work with, much like Dylan Cozens.”
Another player who recently made his NHL debut with the Sabres was forward JJ Peterka. Despite recently being sent back down to the Rochester Americans, he had a great weekend, scoring two goals and adding three assists for five points in two games. That output was good enough to earn the 19-year-old forward honors as the AHL Player of the Week.
“There were some components to him that were overwhelming, but from the skill standpoint, he was not overwhelmed,” Granato said of his first career outing in the NHL with Buffalo.
You can listen to Granato’s entire interview during the “Howard and Jeremy Show” below: