BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 12, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forwards Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Varone (5’10”, 191 lbs., 12/4/90) is joining the Sabres for his second recall of the 2014-15 season. During his first recall (Jan. 4), he played in three games for the Sabres, scoring two goals in the team’s game against Carolina on Jan. 8.He currently leads the Amerks in total points (29) and assists (21) through 36 games played. In four AHL seasons, he has amassed 177 points (48+129) in 243 games played. The Sabres signed the Vaughn, Ontario native to a three-year, entry-level contract in March 2012.
Dalpe (6’1”, 195 lbs., 11/1/89) joins the Sabres for the first time this season since signing with the club in July 2014. With Rochester, Dalpe has tallied 13 points (7+6) through 31 games played in 2014-15. Prior to joining the organization, he played in 96 NHL games with the Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes, recording 17 points (9+8). The Paris, Ontario native was originally drafted by Carolina in the second round (45th overall) of the 2008 NHL Draft.