The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL).
McCabe (6’0”, 195 lbs., 10/12/93) joins the Sabres for his second career recall and his first recall of the 2014-15 season. In 49 games with Rochester this season, McCabe has led all AHL rookie defensemen with 25 points (4+21), including 10 in his last 11 games.
A native of Eau Claire, Wisc., McCabe made his NHL debut during the 2013-14 season, playing in seven games with the Sabres after being drafted in the second round (44th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Pysyk (6’0”, 195 lbs., 1/11/92) joins the Sabres for his third recall of the season. He has played in four games with Buffalo in 2014-15, scoring a goal in the team’s game at Ottawa on Dec. 29. In parts of three seasons with the Sabres, Pysyk has played in 67 games and recorded 13 points (3+10). With Rochester this season, Pysyk has appeared in 50 games and contributed 16 points (3+13).
The Sherwood Park, Alberta native was drafted by the Sabres in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.