Larsson assigned to Amerks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 4, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forwards Phil Varone and Tim Schaller from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team has also assigned forward Johan Larsson to the Americans.
Varone (5’10”, 191 lbs., 12/4/90) is joining the Sabres for his first recall of the 2014-15 season. He currently leads the Amerks in total points (29) and assists (21) through 35 games played. In four AHL seasons, he has amassed 177 points (48+129) in 242 games played. Last season, he played with the Sabres for a nine-game stint, during which he recorded two points (1+1). The Sabres signed the Vaughn, Ontario native to a three-year, entry-level contract in March 2012.
Schaller (6’2”, 206 lbs., 11/16/90) joins the Sabres for the fourth time this season. During a two-game stint with the club in December, Schaller scored his first NHL goal during the Sabres’ game against Boston on Dec. 21. He currently leads the Amerks in goals (10) and is tied for second on the team with 23 total points through 34 games played. The Merrimack, N.H. native made his NHL debut on Nov. 29 in Montreal and has played four games with the Sabres this season.