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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres

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.

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