The Buffalo Sabres recalled forward Curtis Lazar from Rochester on Sunday ahead of a three-game road trip to the West Coast.
Barring another injury, the roster move will give the Sabres 13 forwards when they face the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks on the road. Winger Conor Sheary remains "week to week" with an upper-body injury.
Lazar, who signed with the Sabres as an unrestricted free agent in July, had one assist in three games with the Amerks. The former first-round draft pick scored 20 goals among 41 points in 57 games last season for the Calgary Flames' American Hockey Affiliate, Stockton.
Lazar has scored 15 goals among 51 points in 246 career regular-season games between the Flames and Ottawa Senators. He was drafted 17th overall by the latter in 2013.