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Sabres recall Pilut, Hammond for Global Series trip

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.