BUFFALO – With winger Drew Stafford questionable for tonight’s game in Montreal with a lower-body injury, the Sabres have recalled center Tim Schaller from the Rochester Americans.
The undrafted 24-year-old has never played in the NHL.
He has six goals, 15 points and 20 penalty minutes in 20 games this year. The Sabres gave the New Hampshire native a long looking during training camp.
Schaller has 17 goals, 33 points and 58 penalty minutes in 92 career AHL games. He played four seasons at Providence College.
In other news, Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin has a hearing with the NHL today for hitting Sabres captain Brian Gionta in the head late in Friday’s 2-1 win against Montreal.
Update: Emelin has been fined $11,021.51, the maximum amount under the collective bargaining agreement, for an illegal check to the head.
Stafford is out tonight.