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Sabres recall Dea from Amerks

Forward leads Rochester in scoring this season

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has recalled forward Jean-Sebastien Dea from the Rochester Americans (AHL). 

Dea is currently the leading scorer in Rochester with 30 points (13+17) through 41 games. He is tied for the team lead in goals and is second in assists.

This is his second recall of the season. He dressed for Buffalo on Nov. 27 against Calgary and skated 5:53. Dea, 25, appeared in a career-high 23 NHL contests for New Jersey and Pittsburgh last season, tallying six points (4+2).

Kyle Okposo left last night's game with an upper-body injury and did not return. After the game, coach Ralph Krueger said Okposo would be further evaluated, but that it was unlikely that the forward would be able to play in Saturday's home game against Columbus. 

Stay tuned to for updates from today's practice. Faceoff on Saturday is scheduled for 1 p.m. with pregame coverage on MSG starting at 12:30.

Rochester, meanwhile, will host Syracuse tonight and the team will induct Domenic Pittis into the Amerks Hall of Fame in a pregame ceremony. You can catch the action on MSG starting at 7 p.m. Read more in this week's Amerks Update


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