BUFFALO – The Sabres recalled forward Cal O’Reilly, the older brother of center Ryan O’Reilly, from the Rochester Americans this morning before leaving on a three-game road trip.
Cal O’Reilly, the Amerks’ captain, has three goals and a team-best 14 points in 21 games, including eight in his last seven appearances.
O’Reilly, 29, has played 113 NHL games with Nashville, Arizona and Pittsburgh, compiling 13 goals and 41 points. He hasn’t appeared in an NHL contest since 2011-12.
The O’Reilly brothers have never played an NHL regular-season game together. When they both dressed for a Sept. 25 preseason contest in Toronto, it marked the first time they had ever played a game together.
The Sabres signed Cal O’Reilly to a two-year, $1.4 million contract in July, a massive sum for an AHL depth player.