The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forward Dalton Smith to the Rochester Americans.
Smith, 27, made his NHL debut against Tampa Bay on Dec. 31. He's tallied four points (1+3) and 27 penalty minutes in 21 games with Rochester this season.
Michael Frolik, who was acquired from the Calgary Flames last Thursday, is expected to join the team this week. His arrival would give the Sabres 13 healthy forwards on their NHL roster.
The Sabres return to practice on Tuesday. Their next game is Thursday in St. Louis, with pregame coverage on MSG beginning at 7:30 p.m.