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Sabres recall Pilut, Hammond for Global Series trip

Defenseman Marco Scandella has been placed on injured reserve

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Lawrence Pilut from the Rochester Americans (AHL) and placed defenseman Marco Scandella on injured reserve.

Goaltender Andrew Hammond will travel with the team for the 2019 NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.

In 2018-19, his first in North America, Pilut tallied six points (1+5) in 33 NHL games and 26 points in 30 AHL games. He's played in eight AHL games this year, recording a goal and five assists, after undergoing successful shoulder surgery in the offseason. He leads all Amerks defensemen and is third on the team with 0.75 points per game this season.

Scandella sustained a lower-body injury during Buffalo's game against the New York Rangers on Oct. 24 and has missed the past three games.

Hammond signed with the Sabres on July 1 and is 5-1-1 in eight appearances with Rochester this season. His five wins are tied for third-most in the AHL. 

Buffalo takes on Tampa Bay on Friday and Saturday as part of the Global Series. Catch Friday's game at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN. RJ and Rayzor will have the call on WGR 550. 

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