The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Matt Ellis from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Ellis (age 33, 6'0", 208 lbs.) will join the Sabres for his second recall of the 2014-15 season after appearing in four NHL games leading up to the all-star break. In parts of nine NHL seasons with the Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings, Ellis has appeared in 321 games and recorded 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists).
Serving as an alternate captain for the Amerks this season, Ellis has played in 38 games and tallied 13 points so far.
Ellis, a native of Welland, Ontario, joined the Sabres organization in 2008 and signed a two-year contract with the club in July 2013.