Sabres recall LW Ellis from Rochester

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled left wing Matt Ellis from their

American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester.

Ellis steps into the roster for Sabres leading scorer Cody

Hodgson, who will miss his second straight game with a lower body


Ellis played six games for the Sabres before being sent to

Rochester, where he was selected captain.

He has 10 points in 25 games for the Americans, including two

points and the shootout-winning goal in Friday night’s outdoor win

over Lake Erie at Rochester’s Frontier Field.

He’s yet to record a point for Buffalo this season.