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Justin Bailey | Winger | #56

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/1/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (52) / BUF

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Justin Bailey has been returned to the minors.
He was up with the Sabres on Tuesday on an emergency basis because the team had a few game-time decisions, but Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly and Brian Gionta were all able to play. Bailey was a healthy scratch as a result, but could be a possibility to play before the end of the regular season if Buffalo chooses to bring him back up on a regular recall. Apr 6 - 1:25 PM

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Justin Bailey scratched against New Jersey on Tuesday night.

Bailey probably wants to play, but he won't mind the bump in per diem we're sure. Keep an eye on him though, he has 19 goals and 43 points in 64 games during his AHL rookie season with Rochester.
Apr 5 - 7:00 PM

Justin Bailey has been summoned from the minors.

Ryan O'Reilly is listed as questionable for Tuesday's match, so Baily could play against the Hurricanes. He has produced 19 goals and 43 points in 64 games during his AHL rookie season.
Apr 5 - 9:47 AM

Justin Bailey has been assigned to AHL Rochester.

He logged just 7:22 of ice time against Los Angeles on Saturday and he didn't pick up a point in eight games with the Sabres.
Mar 1 - 11:13 AM

The Buffalo Sabres recalled Justin Bailey from the AHL on Sunday morning.

He'll be in the lineup when the Sabres take on the Penguins on Sunday afternoon because Ryan O'Reilly is out with a lower-body injury. He's not worth adding in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 21 - 10:24 AM

Justin Bailey has been returned to the minors.

The move was made on Thursday after he played in four games with the Buffalo Sabres. Bailey didn't have a point despite racking up 15 shots on goal during his stint in the NHL.
Feb 19 - 7:40 AM

Justin Bailey is averaging 3.8 shots per game during his first four NHL appearances.

It is a very small sample size, but that puts him behind just Evander Kane (4.2) on the Sabres. Bailey is still seeking his first point since being recalled by Buffalo.
Feb 18 - 7:38 AM

Justin Bailey made his NHL debut in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Philadelphia.

He had seven shots on goal and finished with a minus-2 rating while seeing time with Ryan O'Reilly, Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart in his first game. Bailey started the match with David Legwand and Dan Catenacci on the fourth line.
Feb 12 - 7:59 AM

Justin Bailey has been recalled by Buffalo.

He has generated 23 points in 47 games with Rochester this season, including five goals and six assists in his last eight outings. This is the first NHL call-up of Bailey's career after he was selected with the 52nd overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Feb 10 - 3:29 PM

Buffalo has signed Justin Bailey to a three-year, entry-level deal.

The second-round pick is playing in his third season with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, where he's produced nine goals and 18 points in 13 games so far. The Williamsville, NY native is excited to get a chance to play for his favorite team.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Justin Bailey was among Buffalo's first cuts on Monday.

He was returned to his junior team in Kitchener. Nicholas Baptiste (Sudbury, OHL), Justin Kea (Saginaw, OHL), Logan Nelson (Victoria, WHL) and defenseman Connor Boland (Peterborough, OHL) will also rejoin their respective CHL clubs.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 06:23:00 AM

When Sabres draft pick Justin Bailey was a child growing up in the Buffalo area, he received a recommendation from veteran NHLer Danny Briere, through a friend, to read the book "Mind Gym: An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence," co-authored by Gary Mack and David Casstevens.

"It was great to have a guy like that show me a book to help my game," said Bailey, who was inspired by the book. "I was probably 11 or 12 years old and I actually bought another copy to re-read it. The thing that I think separates a good hockey player from a great hockey player is dedication and work ethic. If you can get a mental edge over guys, you'll be set. That's what the book describes." Bailey has always been impressed with Briere's style of play. "He's so calm on the ice, so silent, and he scores a lot of goals," Bailey said. "Hearing a recommendation from a guy like that to read that book was great because I knew it would help my game." Bailey's dad, Carlton Bailey, spent a decade in the NFL as a linebacker with the Bills. When he lived in Buffalo with his mother, he was introduced to ex-Sabres players Rob Ray, Michael Peca and Matthew Barnaby, all of whom lived in the same condominium building.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 02:12:00 PM

Williamsville's Justin Bailey was thrilled to be selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 draft.

"It's surreal. I always loved the Sabres. This is definitely a dream come true," Bailey said. "It's a blessing for me to be taken at all. There's not disappointment being drafted into the NHL. There's thousands of other kids that won't get drafted and will never play at a high level. For me to be taken anywhere at this draft, especially by the hometown team, is really special." The Sabres picked him with the No. 52 overall choice in the draft. He notched 17 goals 36 points in 57 games with Kitchener during his first OHL season in 2012-13. Buffalo selected another Western New York native in Sean Malone, who was picked in the sixth round.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 10:46:00 AM

The Buffalo Sabres drafted winger Justin Bailey with the 52nd pick of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Bailey boasts useful size and an impressive shot. Like other hot prospects, he has family members who've reached the professional level in sports, as his father Carlton Bailey played for the NFL's Buffalo Bills.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 07:12:00 PM

Justin Bailey feels motivated to get higher on the NHL Central Scouting 2013 draft list.

He was ranked ninth among North American skaters in the OHL. "I'm right on the cusp of first round, second round," he said. "It's good to be there." Bailey missed five games after suffering a concussion early into the season, but he has been developing a rhythm lately and has put up 10 points in 20 games this season with Kitchener.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 10:45:00 AM

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4Zemgus Girgensons
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3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
5Hudson Fasching
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3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Justin Falk
7Cody Franson
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson