Lawrence Pilut played 25 games with the Sabres earlier this season. ©2019, Micheline Veluvolu, Rochester Americans

Sabres recall Lawrence Pilut from Amerks

The Buffalo Sabres recalled rookie defenseman Lawrence Pilut, who played 25 NHL games earlier this season, from the Rochester Americans this afternoon.

Pilut, 23, compiled one goal, six points and a minus-3 rating in nearly three months with the Sabres.

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian is missing from today’s practice, according to reports from Newark. Defenseman Matt Hunwick (upper body) is also injured.

Pilut has been dynamic at times in his first American Hockey League season, registering four goals, 26 points and a plus-21 rating in 28 outings.

The Swede, however, hasn’t been the same offensive force over the last month. After returning to the Amerks in late February, he scored one goal and four points in 12 contests.

The Sabres play a road game against the New Jersey Devils on Monday. The Amerks, meanwhile, play a road contest versus the Toronto Marlies this afternoon.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Update: Coach Phil Housley told reporters in Newark the Sabres recalled Pilut as a precaution because Bogosian is day-to-day for lower-body maintenance and Hunwick is hurt. Housley plans on Bogosian playing Monday.

2 thoughts on “Sabres recall Lawrence Pilut from Amerks”

  1. BUILT FOR SPEED, BUT OBVIOUSLY TOO SOFT AND NOT TOO SMART WITH THE PUCK (IE. HANDLING, PASSING, WHEN TO SHOOT,ETC.) !
    LITTLE FORECHECK IN OFFENSIVE ZONE! WEAK ALONG BOARDS IN DEFENSIVE ZONE ! NOT TOUGH IN FRONT OF NET IN BOTH ZONES !
    SORRY, BUT UNLESS THIS ALL CHANGES, AIN’T GOING NOWHERE FOR YEARS TO COME, DESPITE HOUSLEY’S POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT !
    Shalom ! PAT IPOLITO

  2. So, the real question, when will we give olofsson a shot? 27 goals, 60 points in 64 games, had 4 assists tonight, the dude has been stellar in Rochester. I figure we will call him up for the last few games and then he gets in the lineup next year, similar to how we handled mittelstadt last season or erod before that. Either way I could see him being an Andreas Johnson type rookie next year and I 100% pray he makes the team out of camp

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