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Paul Szczechura | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Paul Szczechura has reportedly signed a one-year contract with the KHL's HC Lev club to play in the Czech Republic.
He was slated to be a restricted free agent this summer and spent the majority of the 2011-12 campaign in the minors with Rochester. Szczechura did appear in nine games with the Buffalo Sabres last season though, in which he totaled one goal and three assists. Tue, May 22, 2012 06:24:00 AM

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Paul Szczechura was a healthy scratch on Monday and was returned to minors after the Sabres' win over the Washington Capitals.

Szczechura has skated in nine games with Buffalo this campaign, while contributing one goal, three assists and 11 shots.
Tue, Dec 27, 2011 05:46:00 AM

Paul Szczechura was given Wednesday's practice off for maintenance, but he is projected to play on Thursday night.

Coach Lindy Ruff called the Sabres center "a little banged up," which is why he didn't have to participate in the session. Szczechura has one goal and three assists in eight games with Buffalo in 2011-12.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 07:22:00 AM

Paul Szczechura scored his first goal of the season in the Sabres' 3-2 loss to the Senators Tuesday.

Szczechura was given an opportunity to play alongside Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville and he took advantage by recording his fourth point in five games this season. Tyler Ennis also scored his second marker of the campaign in the loss.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 11:28:00 PM

Paul Szczechura is projected to center Buffalo's top line on Tuesday night against Ottawa.

He played between Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers. Szczechura was held scoreless in the contest, but he has collected three assists in three previous games with the Sabres this season. "We really need somebody that can make some plays in there, has some offensive talent and can be a little creative," coach Lindy Ruff said. "There wasn't a lot of other options, really. I liked the way that [Ville] Leino and Luke [Adam] and [Zack] Kassian have been playing, so it was really the only spot for him." We wouldn't expect this move to last, but it is an interesting lineup note heading into Tuesday's action.
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 06:37:00 AM

Paul Szczechura, who was called up just hours before Friday's game, assisted on the Sabres' game-winning goal.

Szczechura was called up as a reinforcement because Ville Leino was serving a one-game suspension. Obviously, Leino will be available on Saturday, but Jochen Hecht and Corey Tropp sustained injuries during Friday's contest. With that in mind, we wouldn't be surprised if Szczechura is in the lineup Saturday.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Paul Szczechura has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Ville Leino will serve a one-game suspension on Friday, so Szczechura will help fill the void. He has a goal and eight points in 12 AHL games this season.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 01:57:00 PM

Paul Szczechura has been returned to the minors.

He was called up for Tuesday's game after playing in Saturday's contest as well, but the Sabres don't play again until Friday and the move will save them cash on their salary cap. If Patrick Kaleta and Tyler Ennis aren't ready to return from their respective injuries by then, Szczechura could be in line for another recall.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 02:46:00 PM

Paul Szczechura was brought back up from the minors for Tuesday's match-up against the Islanders.

It marked his second straight appearance with the Sabres following his demotion to Rochester on Monday after suiting up on Saturday versus Washington. Patrick Kaleta wasn't ready to return from a groin injury, so Szczechura played in his place.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011 07:00:00 AM

Paul Szczechura has been sent to minors.

Szczechura had two assists in 9:33 minutes of playing time in his NHL debut on Saturday, but that wasn't enough to extend his stint. He will return to AHL Rochester where he has a goal and seven points in nine games.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 12:31:00 PM

Paul Szczechura contributed two assists in a mere 9:33 of ice time during his call-up from the minors on Saturday night.

He filled in for an injured Drew Stafford in the contest. The points were his first in the NHL since March 25, 2010 when he scored two goals for Tampa Bay in a 5-3 win at Boston. Szczechura has seven points in nine games with Rochester in the AHL this campaign.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 08:12:00 AM

Paul Szczechura has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

The Sabres need Szczechura to replace a forward that was recently injured. Unfortunately, Buffalo won't reveal the identity of the injured forward so for now, it's a mystery.
Sat, Nov 26, 2011 02:32:00 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Paul Szczechura to a one-year deal.

He is being brought in to add some depth for Buffalo's minor-league affiliate in Rochester. Szczechura notched 22 goals and 30 assists in 79 games with Tampa Bay's AHL squad in Norfolk last season.
Tue, Aug 9, 2011 05:01:00 PM

Paul Szczechura has agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Szczechura contract will run through the 2010-11 season, but the financial terms are not yet known. Szczechura scored five goals and registered two assists in 52 contests last season.
Fri, Jul 16, 2010 07:38:00 PM

Tampa Bay has sent Paul Szczechura to the minors.

Szczechura has spent most of the season with the Lightning, scoring five goals and seven points in 52 games. He'll join the AHL Norfolk Admirals as they attempt to squeeze into the playoffs.
Sat, Apr 3, 2010 01:21:00 PM

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