Buffalo Sabres recall Corey Tropp from minors to fill in for injured McCormick

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Corey Tropp from the minors to fill in for injured centre Cody McCormick.

Buffalo’s 2007 third-round draft pick rejoins the Sabres a week after making his NHL debut, in which he had a goal and assist in four games. Tropp also has four goals and three assists in 11 games this season with Rochester of the American Hockey League.

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Tropp is expected to play Wednesday night, when the Northeast Division-leading Sabres host New Jersey.

McCormick sustained an undisclosed injury in a 3-2 shootout win at Montreal on Monday. Coach Lindy Ruff would only say that McCormick was not feeling well.