Welcome back: Sabres claim Grant off waivers from Preds


What’s old is new again in Buffalo.

Derek Grant, who the Sabres lost on waivers to Nashville last month, is back in the fold — on Monday, the Sabres claimed him back from the Preds.

The 26-year-old appeared in six games during his brief spell in Nashville, registering a single assist. His departure coincided with the Preds acquiring veteran depth center Vern Fiddler in a trade with New Jersey over the weekend.

In his first go-round with the Sabres, Grant appeared in 35 games but failed to score a single goal, and had just three assists. Buffalo was disappointed to lose his services — head coach Dan Bylsma later admitted the club was trying to sneak Grant through to AHL Rochester — so it’s not surprising the Sabres were quick to jump on the chance to re-acquire him.