With rookie winger Hudson Fasching battling a groin injury, the Buffalo Sabres recalled Justin Bailey from the Rochester Americans this morning.
The Sabres play a road game against the Minnesota Wild tonight.
Bailey, 21, has three goals and four points in seven AHL games this season. The Williamsville native played eight games as a rookie with the Sabres last season, compiling zero points. He had 20 goals and 45 points in 70 games with the Amerks in 2015-16.
Bailey is slated to play left wing Tuesday, a position he switched to earlier this season from the right side.
Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said Fasching is day-to-day.