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The Sabres recall two defensemen

Brady Austin gets his first NHL chance

Paul Hamilton
March 20, 2017 - 10:03 am
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With injuries to Dmitry Kulikov, Cody Franson, Justin Falk, Taylor Fedun and Erik Burgdoerfer, the Sabres have recalled two defensemen from Rochester.

Casey Nelson gets his third call up this season. In nine games he had no points, but in 45 games with Rochester, he has four goals and nine assists for 13 points.

This will be Austin’s first NHL game. The 23-year-old was taken in the 7th round of the 2012 NHL Draft. In 199 AHL games he has five goals and 25 assists for 30 points.