Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – The Buffalo Sabres lost defenseman Mattias Samuelsson to injury during the second period of Saturday’s win over the Vancouver Canucks.
After the game, head coach Don Granato said the injury isn’t as bad as first feared, and it is positive. However, Samuelsson will miss Tuesday’s game in Seattle against the Kraken, as he's been put on Injured Reserve.
That means Lawrence Pilut will likely make his regular season return to the Sabres.
In the meantime, Buffalo called up defenseman Kale Clague from the Rochester Americans on Sunday to have in Seattle in case there’s another injury during Monday’s practice.
Clague played four games for Buffalo during the preseason after signing a free agent contract with the Sabres over the summer. In five games with Rochester this season, Clague has three assists.
The 24-year-old has played 58 NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens, scoring two goals and 14 assists for 16 points.
Clague was a second-round pick for the Kings in the 2016 NHL Draft.