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GRAGNANI RECALLED FROM AMERKS

Saturday, 02.23.2008 / 1:30 PM ET / News
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GRAGNANI RECALLED FROM AMERKS
Marc-Andre Gragnani (Photo: Getty Images)
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Rochester Americans.

The AHL rookie looks to fill in for Jochen Hecht who is “doubtful” for tonight’s match-up after pulling a muscle in his leg, according to head coach Lindy Ruff.

The 2005 draft pick ranks second on the Amerks with 35 points (7+28) in 58 games and is seventh in scoring among AHL rookies.

“I was very surprised,” Gragnani said of the recall. “[The Rochester coaching staff] told me I wasn’t playing but I didn’t know why… I felt bad obviously.

“[Randy Cunneyworth] said ‘do you know why? You’re going up,” Gragnani continued.

“I got Punk’d I guess.”

Previously listed as a defenseman, Gragnani made the transition to offense this season in Rochester as a response to injuries on the team.

He is expected to make his NHL debut tonight at HSBC Arena as the Sabres take on the New York Rangers at 7 p.m.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Ennis 78 20 26 -19 46
M. Moulson 77 13 28 -11 41
B. Gionta 69 13 22 -13 35
Z. Girgensons 61 15 15 -16 30
R. Ristolainen 78 8 12 -32 20
M. Foligno 57 8 12 -5 20
J. Larsson 39 6 10 0 16
N. Deslauriers 82 5 10 -24 15
N. Zadorov 60 3 12 -10 15
A. Meszaros 60 7 7 -13 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Lindback 4 8 2 .924 2.76
M. Hackett 0 4 1 .884 4.32