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Sabres look to Bailey again for some offense

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With Kyle Okposo ill and most of the forwards not producing offensively, the Sabres have recalled winger Justin Bailey from Rochester.

Bailey, who has a team-high two goals in three games for the Amerks, should be available when the Sabres play the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 9 in Honda Center. The team will not be having a morning skate today.

Coach Phil Housley said before Saturday's 4-2 loss in Los Angeles that Okposo might miss tonight's game and that the team was targeting Tuesday's trip to Vegas for his return. Meanwhile, offensive production continues to be a huge problem as Buffalo has just 11 goals from four players during its 0-4-1 start.

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Bailey can also add some punch to the penalty kill, which was a crushing 0 for 3 against the Kings after going 13 for 14 to start the season. Jacob Josefson lost the night's key faceoff and Benoit Pouliot failed to get to the point on Drew Doughty's game-winning goal.

Bailey, who had 23 goals and 36 points last year for the Amerks, has not produced much during multiple NHL stints with just two goals and two assists in 40 games. He failed to crack the lineup to start the season this year after a pedestrian preseason

In a corresponding move, the Sabres placed defenseman Zach Bogosian on injured reserve to make room on the roster for Bailey. Bogosian has yet to play this season due to a lower body injury suffered Sept. 30 in the final preseason game against the New York Islanders.

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