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Sabres sign prospects Roy, Thorburn

Originally Published: May 28, 2003
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Buffalo Sabres: Forwards Derek Roy and Chris Thorburn, both of Buffalo's 2001 second-round draft picks, signed contracts Wednesday.

Roy is coming off a stellar season with Kitchener of the OHL, with 28 goals and 78 points in 49 games. He also had three goals and an assist in four games to help the Rangers win the Memorial Cup and take MVP honors.

"He's not a big guy," Sabres general manager said of Roy, who's listed at 5-foot-9, 188 pounds. "But he has a big heart. And he plays a ...

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