BUFFALO – The Sabres recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the Rochester Americans this morning.
Pilut, 24, will likely practice with the Sabres this afternoon at LECOM Harborcenter, when they resume their season following their bye and the NHL All-Star break.
The Sabres assigned the Swede to the Amerks when their break began last week.
The Swede was scheduled to play in Monday’s AHL All-Star Classic in Ontario, Calif., before the league announced he was “unavailable” for the game.
Pilut played one game with the Amerks last week, scoring the overtime winner in a 3-2 road victory over the Cleveland Monsters, which ended their seven-game losing streak.
The Amerks scratched him for their games on Friday and Saturday.
Pilut has compiled zero points in six games with the Sabres this season. He has scored six goals and 22 points in 30 contests with the Amerks.