The Buffalo Sabres announced the team has recalled forwards Daniel Catenacci and Cal O’Reilly from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Rochester Americans.
Catenacci, 22, is joining the club on his second career recall. Earlier this season he appeared in three games with the Sabres.
The Richmond Hill, Ontario native has 20 points (nine goals and 11 assisats in 41 games for the Amerks so far this season, including 10 points (three goals and seven assists) in his last 10 games.
In 187 career games for the Amerks, the 5’9, 191-pound forward, has 72 points (35 goals and 37 assists) along with 127 penalty minutes and is a -26.
Originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the third round, 77th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft he played for the Owen Sound Attack and the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before turning pro.
O’Reilly, 29, has already appeared in five games for the Sabres this season, tallying one assist and two penalty minutes. In his 44 appearances with the Americans this season, O’Reilly has recorded 28 points (six goals and 22 assists), his 22 assists are tied for the team lead.
The 6’0, 191-pound forward is currently serving as Captain of the Amerks this season after playing in 76 contests for the Utica Comets (AHL) last season as their Captain.
Originally a Nashville Predators fifth-round pick, 150th overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft, O’Reilly has since skated in 118 NHL games during parts of five seasons with the Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators, recording 42 career points (13 goals and 29 assists) to go with his 14 penalty minutes and -5 rating.
Before turning pro he also spent time in the OHL being part of the Windsor Spitfires for three seasons.
In a corresponding move, the Buffalo Sabres have assigned forward Justin Bailey to Rochester.