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 pounds) is joining the Sabres for his third recall of the 2014-15 season. During his two recalls (Jan. 4, 12), he played in seven games for the Sabres, scoring two goals in the team's game against Carolina Jan. 8. He currently leads the Amerks in total points (43) and assists (29) through 52 games played and his point total ranks 14th in the AHL.
The Sabres signed the native of Vaughn, Ontario, to a three-year, entry-level contract in March 2012 and he has appeared in 17 total NHL games for the club, registering three goals and four points.
Dalpe (age 25, 6'1", 195 pounds) joins the Sabres for the second time this season since signing with the club in July. With Rochester, Dalpe currently leads the team in goals (16) and has collected 28 points in 44 games played this season.
Prior to joining the organization, he played in 96 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes, recording 17 points (9 goals, 8 assists). A native of Paris, Ontario, he was originally drafted by Carolina in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.