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Sabres sign Dalton Smith to NHL deal

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Smith, 27, has been playing with the Rochester Americans.

MICHELINE V / Rochester Americans

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Monday morning that they have signed forward Dalton Smith to a one-year, two-way deal.

Smith, 27 years old, had been playing with the Rochester Americans on an AHL contract.

With the recent influx of injuries, mixed with a limited amount of NHL contracts in Rochester, a move was necessary.

Since being drafted 34th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Level Draft, Smith has spent his professional career between the ECHL and the AHL.

In 340 career AHL games, Smith has tallied 54 points (26 goals, 28 assists) while amassing 646 penalty minutes.

It is currently uncertain if Smith will subsequently be recalled to Buffalo but at this point, he is now at least available for recall.