The Buffalo Sabres today recalled forward prospect Lukas Rousek from the Rochester Americans.
Rousek, 23, has never played in the NHL.
Sabres center Tage Thompson suffered an undisclosed injury after colliding with Timo Meier in Friday’s 5-4 win over the New Jersey Devils. While Thompson returned to the game after briefly leaving in the first period, coach Don Granato said his leading scorer is questionable for this afternoon’s road contest against the New York Islanders.
The Sabres are also missing wingers Jordan Greenway, who has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, and Vinnie Hinostroza, who has been away from the team for personal reasons.
The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Rousek has enjoyed a strong season in Rochester, registering 15 goals and 48 points in 61 games. The Czech represented the Amerks in the AHL All-Star Classic.
The Sabres drafted Rousek in the sixth round in 2019, 160th overall. He made his AHL debut late last season after recovering from ACL surgery, registering one goal and four points in 19 regular-season games and two goals and six points in 10 postseason contests.