Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Paul Szczechura and defenseman Brayden McNabb have been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Szczechura (5’10”, 186 lbs., 11/30/85), who signed a one-year NHL contract with the Sabres on Aug. 9, has played in nine games with Rochester this season, collecting 7 points (1+6).
Prior to joining the Amerks, Szczechura spent last season with the Norfolk Admirals (AHL). In 79 games with the Admirals, the Brantford, Ont. native collected 52 points (22+30). Szczechura appeared in 83 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning during parts of the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, recording 16 points (9+7).
In 223 career AHL games, Szczechura has totaled 155 points (63+92) between Rochester, Norfolk and the Iowa Stars.
McNabb (6’5”, 212 lbs., 1/21/90), who is playing in his rookie AHL season, has played 19 games for the Americans this season and has tallied 10 points (1+9).
The Davidson, Saskatchewan native was selected by Buffalo in the third round (66th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In four full seasons (2007-11) with the Kootenay Ice of the WHL, McNabb had 176 points (50+126) in 258 games, along with 419 PIMs. The Sabres signed McNabb to a three-year entry level contract on May 18.