The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forwards Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Varone (age 24, 5'10", 191 lbs.) is joining the Sabres for his second recall of the 2014-15 season. During his first recall (Jan. 4), he played in three games for the Sabres, scoring two goals in the team's game against Carolina Jan. 8.He currently leads the Amerks in total points (29) and assists (21) through 36 games played. In four AHL seasons, he has amassed 177 points (48 goals, 129 assists) in 243 games played. The Sabres signed the Vaughn, Ontario, native to a three-year, entry-level contract in March 2012.
Dalpe (age 25, 6'1", 195 lbs.) joins the Sabres for the first time this season since signing with the club in July. With Rochester, Dalpe has tallied 13 points (7/6) through 31 games played in 2014-15. Prior to joining the organization, he played in 96 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes, recording 17 points (9/8). The Paris, Ontario, native was originally drafted by Carolina in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.