BUFFALO – The Sabres, who lost three centers in about a three-hour span Thursday night, recalled forward Curtis Lazar from the Rochester Americans this morning.
Lazar, 24, has recorded one goal in six NHL games this season. This is third time the Sabres have summoned him.
The Sabres ended Thursday’s ugly 6-1 road loss to the Philadelphia Flyers without captain and leading scorer Jack Eichel, Johan Larsson and Evan Rodrigues.
“Three centermen down and under assessment,” Sabres coach Ralph Krueger told reporters in Philadelphia.
Eichel, who skated in Thursday’s pregame warm-up, has an upper-body injury. His absence ended his 17-game point streak.
Larsson left with a lower-body injury early in the game. Rodrigues departed after a shot hit the back of his ankle.
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