A four-game goal streak has helped Buffalo Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander earn his first trip to the NHL this season.
The Sabres recalled the Swede, the eighth overall pick in 2016, from the Rochester Americans today.
They need an extra forward because the NHL suspended captain Jack Eichel two games today for an illegal check to the head.
Nylander, 21, has been scorching his month. Following a 15-game stretch in which he produced just one goal and five points, he compiled four goals and six points in his last four AHL outings.
The slick winger has set career highs with 12 goals and 31 points in 49 contests with the Amerks this season.
The 6-foot-1, 192-pound Nylander has compiled one goal and two points in seven career NHL appearances. He hasn’t played with the Sabres since late last season.