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Sabres summon Pardy from Rochester to help ailing, struggling defense

Adam Pardy is expected to make his Sabres debut Tuesday in Ottawa. (Harry Scull/Buffalo News)


By John Vogl

OTTAWA -- Adam Pardy, who has played 183 NHL games, hoped to start the season with the Sabres. There wasn't room then, but there is now.

With Buffalo's defense corps ailing and struggling, the Sabres have recalled Pardy from Rochester. He had a goal, three points and plus-3 rating in five games with the Amerks.

The 6-foot-4, 226-pounder likely will play Tuesday when the Sabres visit the Ottawa Senators. It's unclear who will come out of the lineup.

Pardy will provide reinforcement for a blue line that is missing Robyn Regehr and Andrej Sekera. There's a chance Christian Ehrhoff is also banged up. Coach Lindy Ruff said two of the five players who skipped the optional practice today in Buffalo -- Jason Pominville, Cody Hodgson, Steve Ott, Jochen Hecht and Ehrhoff-- are doubtful for Tuesday.

Ehrhoff, though, played the entire game Sunday against Florida, including the last shift of the game.

The Sabres have given up 33 goals in their nine games, so they could use defensive help.

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