The Sabres, who have been hammered by injuries, have recalled forwards Luke Adam and Colin Stuart from Portland.
Adam is up for the third time. He has no points in two games but leads the Pirates with 11 goals and 19 points in 17 games.
Stuart is back in the NHL for the first time since the 2008-09 season, which he spent in the Atlanta organization. He signed with the Sabres over the summer. He has four goals and 16 points in 18 games with Portland.