TORONTO – The Buffalo Sabres this afternoon added forward depth, claiming center Tyson Jost off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.
The Sabres, having recently lost captain Kyle Okposo (lower body) and winger Zemgus Girgensons (undisclosed) to injuries, are missing two of their regular forwards.
Jost, 24, might be utilized down the lineup. Veterans Anders Bjork, who this afternoon was sent to the Rochester Americans, and Riley Sheahan have been skating fourth line during the past week.
General manager Kevyn Adams has been reluctant to recall any of the organization’s top forwards to fill in.
The 5-foot-11, 187-pound Jost has compiled 47 goals and 112 points in 354 career NHL games, including three points in 12 outings this season.
Colorado drafted him 10th overall in 2016, and he made his NHL debut late in the 2016-17 season after leaving North Dakota following his freshman season.
Jost spent parts of six seasons with the Avalanche before the Wild acquired him in exchange for Nico Sturm on March 15. He’s in the second season of a two-year, $4 million contract.
Bjork, 26, played one game during his recall, skating 9 minutes, 38 seconds in Wednesday’s 4-1 road loss to the Ottawa Senators.
The Sabres play the Maple Leafs tonight.