Sabres recall Kassian; loan 2 to AHL Rochester

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled rookie forward Zack Kassian

from Rochester of the AHL.

It’s the third time the Sabres’ 2009 first-round draft pick has

been called up this season. Saturday’s move comes a day after

forward Cody McCormick was hurt in a 3-2 shootout win over


Kassian has three goals and three assists in 19 games with

Buffalo this season.

The Sabres also loaned rookie center Luke Adam and rookie

defenseman T.J. Brennan to Rochester.

Adam is tied for eighth among NHL rookies with 20 points (10

goals, 10 assists), but has been in an extended slump with no

points in his past 20 games. Brennan has been cleared after missing

seven games with an upper body injury.

Buffalo hosted Tampa Bay on Saturday night.