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Buffalo Sabres Recall Justin Bailey

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With Okposo out indefinitely, Sabres call up forward

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Buffalo Sabres Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Justin Bailey from the AHL’s Rochester Americans ahead of Saturday’s afternoon tilt with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Since the Sabres game is at 1 pm Saturday, it made sense for the team to recall Bailey tonight, prior to the Amerks’ 7:05 p.m. game against the Providence Bruins.

This is Bailey’s second call-up of the season. In 27 games with the Amerks, he’s put up 10 points (6-4).

The 22-year-old has 47 career NHL games, with seven points (4-3) in that time.

Bailey’s recall comes after the Sabres announced today that forward Kyle Okposo has been diagnosed with a concussion suffered during Thursday’s game in Ottawa. Okposo will be out indefinitely, according to the team.

The concussion came after a collision with Bobby Ryan in the neutral zone. Okposo missed the last six games of the 2016-17 season with a concussion. He then had a reaction to medication, which resulted in his hospitalization in intensive care.

Seth Griffith, already up from the Amerks, reportedly has an upper-body injury as well.