The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Tim Schaller from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Schaller will wear #59 tonight when the Sabres play in Montreal.
Schaller (11/16/90, 6'2", 206 lbs) joins the Sabres for his first career recall since he signed an entry-level NHL contract with the organization in April 2013 as an undrafted free agent. Schaller has 15 points (6+9) in 20 games for Rochester this season, including a five-point game (2+3) against Utica on November 21.
While playing in Rochester for the past two seasons, Schaller has appeared in 92 games, recording 33 points (17+16) and 58 penalty minutes.
Before joining the Sabres organization, Schaller played four years of collegiate hockey at Providence College. He was named the 2013 Hockey East Defensive Forward of the Year and helped Providence reach the Hockey East semifinals in back-to-back seasons. Schaller finished his collegiate career having appeared in 131 games and totaling 68 points (29+39).
Schaller, a native of Merrimack, N.H., also played for the New England Huskies of the Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL).