Zack Kassian called up to Sabres

Updated: February 1, 2012, 5:28 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have recalled rookie forward Zack Kassian from AHL Rochester before their home game against the New York Rangers.

The move was made Wednesday, a day after leading goal scorer Thomas Vanek suffered what the team is calling an upper body injury in a 3-1 win at Montreal. Vanek is expected to miss at least a week.

Kassian is a hard-hitting forward who was selected in the first round of the 2009 draft by Buffalo. He's in his first pro season and had ...

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