BUFFALO – The Sabres recalled forward Jean-Sebastien Dea, the Rochester Americans’ leading scorer, this morning.
Dea, 25, has compiled 13 goals and 30 points in 41 AHL games this season.
The Sabres summoned Dea because winger Kyle Okposo left Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens early with an upper-body injury. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said Okposo will likely miss Saturday afternoon’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Dea played one game during a recall earlier this season. He has compiled five goals and seven points in 30 career NHL games.
Update: The Sabres have announced Okposo is out Saturday.
In addition, defensemen Zach Bogosian (illness) and Brandon Montour (maintenance) will miss today’s practice.