TAMPA - The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Jean-Sebastien Dea from the Rochester Americans.
Dea, 25, signed a two-year contract to join the organization on July 1. He's tallied team-leading totals in goals (7) and points (13) in 18 contests with the Rochester Americans this season.
He appeared in a career-high 23 NHL contests for New Jersey and Pittsburgh last season, tallying six points (4+2).
Sabres coach Ralph Krueger announced Sunday that the team would be without forward Evan Rodrigues for their game tonight in Tampa. Rodrigues left Buffalo's victory over Florida following his first shift of the night, prompting the Sabres to utilize defenseman Brandon Montour on the wing for the remainder of the game.
The addition of Dea gives the Sabres 12 forwards who are available to dress against the Lightning. Krueger is expected to provide updates to the media around 11:15 this morning.
Coverage of tonight's game on MSG begins at 6:30 p.m. Puck drop is scheduled for 7.