The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Steven Fogarty from the Rochester Americans. The team has also reassigned goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen from the Amerks to the team’s taxi squad.
Fogarty has recorded the first three points of his NHL career (1+3) in eight games this season.
He signed a one-year contract with Buffalo in October and was named captain of the Amerks after spending three seasons in the New York Rangers organization.
Luukkonen, 22, was selected by the Sabres during the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft. In 14 games with Rochester this season, he’s 7-5-2 with a .888 save percentage and a 3.60 goals-against average.
He has yet to appear in an NHL game.
Buffalo is currently dealing with injuries at both the goaltending and forward positions.
After yesterday’s practice, Sabres interim coach Don Granato said that Riley Sheahan is considered day-to-day after sustaining an upper-body injury against Boston on Tuesday.
The team announced this afternoon that Kyle Okposo will miss the remainder of the season after having successful surgery on a broken bone in his cheek. He was hit in the head with a shot on Thursday.
Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton. Ullmark sustained a lower-body injury during Tuesday’s game and is out week-to-week. Hutton has been out since March 22 with a lower-body injury of his own.
Luukkonen is also recovering from a minor lower-body injury.
Dustin Tokarski made 27 saves in Thursday’s win in Washington and is expected to start again this afternoon. Michael Houser served as the backup.
Granato will address the media with updates later this afternoon.
Buffalo opens up a five-game homestand with back-to-back afternoon games against the Pittsburgh Penguins today and Sunday.
Catch today’s game on NBC and WGR 550 at 3 p.m.