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Sabres call up Cal O'Reilly for trip to western Canada

The Sabres' journey to western Canada has become a family business trip.

Buffalo, in need of an extra forward for the three-game swing through Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary, has called up Cal O'Reilly from Rochester. The forward is the older brother of Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly.

Cal O'Reilly leads the Amerks with 11 assists and 14 points in 21 games. The 29-year-old is Rochester's captain.

The O'Reillys played together during a preseason game, but an appearance by Cal in a Sabres uniform would be their first time in a regular-season contest. Cal O'Reilly hasn't played in the NHL since Feb. 5, 2012 with Pittsburgh.

The older O'Reilly has appeared in 113 NHL games, recording 13 goals, 28 assists and 41 points.

The Sabres will have 13 forwards on their road trip, meaning one will be scratched each game.

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