Cal O'Reilly recorded his first NHL point in three years Thursday. On Friday, he returned to the American Hockey League.
The Sabres have sent the center back to Rochester after a two-week callup. O'Reilly appeared in two games, registering one assist while averaging 6:35 of ice time.
The Sabres, who host Chicago on Saturday afternoon before taking a weeklong Christmas break, will welcome forward Tyler Ennis back to the lineup. O'Reilly was scheduled to be a scratch.
Instead, he is eligible to play for the Amerks, who have home games Friday and Saturday.