Evan Rodrigues certainly earned this recall.
With the slumping Sabres looking for production, they summoned Rodrigues from Rochester on Monday. The forward has five goals and 10 points in eight games with Rochester, including three goals and an assist in the last two games.
Rodrigues was making a push for the Sabres' opening-night roster when he suffered a hand injury during the preseason. The Sabres sent him to Rochester to get back into game shape, and it's clear that's happened.
— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) December 4, 2017
To make room, Buffalo sent center Kyle Criscuolo to the Amerks. He had no points in eight games during his first appearances in the NHL.
The Sabres are 1-9-2 in their last 12 games. They visit Colorado on Tuesday.