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SABRES, PILUT AGREE TO ENTRY-LEVEL DEAL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 15, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Lawrence Pilut to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Pilut (5’11”, 179 lbs., 12/30/1995) led all Swedish Hockey League defensemen with 38 points (8+30) in 52 games for HV71 last season and was named the 2017-18 SHL Defenseman of the Year. He also ranked fifth in the league in assists and 13th in points.

A native of Tingsryd, Sweden, Pilut recorded 71 points (15+56) in 191 career SHL games, all for HV71. He also represented Sweden at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, where he scored two goals and added two assists in eight games.

SABRES RECALL NYLANDER, PORTER FROM AMERKS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 3, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forwards Alexander Nylander and Kevin Porter from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Both Nylander (6’1”, 192 lbs., 3/2/1998) and Porter (6’0”, 190 lbs., 3/12/1986) are joining the Sabres for the first time this season.

Buffalo’s first-round pick (8th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft, Nylander recorded one assist in four games for the Sabres after making his NHL debut last season. Currently in his second pro season, the Calgary, Alberta native has 54 points (17+37) in 113 career games for the Amerks, including eight points (2+6) in his last eight contests.

Signed by Buffalo on July 1, Porter currently ranks third among Rochester skaters with 40 points (16+24) in 64 games this season. The Detroit, Michigan native has totaled 58 points (29+29) in 249 career NHL games and added 290 points (111+179) in 421 career AHL games.

SABRES RECALL BAILEY FROM AMERKS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 14, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Justin Bailey from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Bailey (6’4”, 214 lbs., 7/1/1995), who joins the Sabres for his third recall this season, has four points (3+1) in eight games for the Sabres this season, including a goal in the team’s last game on March 10. Currently in his third professional season, the Buffalo native has recorded eight points (5+3) in 48 career NHL games for the Sabres.

Drafted by Buffalo in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Bailey has six points (4+2) in his last six games for the Amerks and has posted 92 points (49+43) in 150 career AHL contests.

SABRES RECALL ULLMARK FROM ROCHESTER

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 13, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Ullmark (6’4, 221 lbs., 7/31/1993) joins the Sabres for his third recall of the season after stopping 44 of 45 shots faced in a 3-1 win vs. Columbus on Jan. 11 in his only NHL appearance of the campaign. He has recorded a 20-11-10 record in 42 AHL games during 2017-18, posting career-best numbers in save percentage (.923) and goals-against average (2.44) in his third AHL season.

Selected by the Sabres in the sixth round (163rd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Ullmark has a 9-11-2 record with a .918 save percentage and a 2.55 goals-against average in 22 career NHL games.

SABRES RECALL BAILEY FROM AMERKS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 9, 2018) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward Justin Bailey from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Bailey (6’4”, 214 lbs., 7/1/1995) joins the Sabres for his second recall this season after scoring two goals and adding an assist in seven games for the club in October. Currently in his third professional season, the Buffalo native has recorded seven points (4+3) in 47 career NHL games for the Sabres.

Drafted by Buffalo in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Bailey has five points (4+1) in his last five games for the Amerks and has posted 91 points (49+42) in 149 career AHL contests.