The Buffalo Sabres recalled forward Jean-Sebastien Dea from the Rochester Americans this morning.
Having lost center Evan Rodrigues to an undisclosed injury in Sunday afternoon’s 5-2 road win against the Florida Panthers, the Sabres needed to summon a forward before tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Right now, the Sabres have four injured forwards. They dressed 11 forwards and seven defensemen Sunday. Curtis Lazar, a healthy scratch against the Panthers, was their only extra “spare” forward.
The 5-foot-11, 168-pound Dea, 25, has scored seven goals and 13 points in 18 games with the Amerks this season.
Dea has compiled five goals and seven points in 29 NHL contests with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils.
Update: Dea will be scratched. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger told reporters in Tampa Bay Rodrigues has a lower-body injury.
The Sabres signed Dea to a two-year, one-way contract worth $1.4 million July 1.