The Buffalo Sabres have recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the Rochester Americans.
Pilut, 24, has tallied 21 points (5+16) in 29 games with Rochester this season. He was selected to the AHL All-Star Classic for the second straight year.
The defenseman appeared in 33 games with Buffalo last season, his first in North America, tallying six points (1+5) and averaging 17:25. He underwent shoulder surgery in May, forcing him to miss this year's training camp.
The addition of Pilut gives the Sabres eight active defensemen on their NHL roster. They are scheduled to take the ice for practice around 11 a.m., with coverage to follow on Twitter at @BuffaloSabres and on Sabres.com.