Szczechura (5’10”, 186 lbs., 11/30/85), who signed a one-year NHL contract with the Sabres on Aug. 9, has played in nine games with Rochester this season, collecting 7 points (1+6).
Prior to joining the Amerks, Szczechura spent last season with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL). In 79 games with the Admirals, the Brantford, Ont. native collected 52 points (22+30). Szczechura appeared in 83 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during parts of the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, recording 16 points (9+7).
In 223 career AHL games, Szczechura has totaled 155 points (63+92) between Rochester, Norfolk and the Iowa Stars.
McNabb (6’5″, 212 lbs., 1/21/90), who is playing in his rookie AHL season, has played 19 games for the Americans this season and has tallied 10 points (1+9).
The Davidson, Saskatchewan native was selected by Buffalo in the third round (66th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In four full seasons (2007-11) with the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, McNabb had 176 points (50+126) in 258 games, along with 419 PIMs. The Sabres signed McNabb to a three-year entry level contract on May 18.