Sabres recall Pominville, Roy

The Rochester Americans announced today that forwards Derek Roy and Jason Pominville have been recalled by the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. The players are currently the top two scorers for the Amerks.

Roy, 22, is second in the AHL with 20 points (7g, 13a) in eight games. The center is also tied for the league lead with seven power-play goals and 13 assists. Further, he is tied for eighth in the league in goals. Roy has already recorded three five-point games this season.

Now in his third season with the Amerks, Roy finished tied for the team lead in playoff goals (six) and points (11) in 2004-05. During the regular season, he was fourth on the team in points with 61 (16g, 45a) in 67 games. His point and assist totals were both career highs.

The Ottawa native was the Sabres’ second-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Pominville, 22, is second on the Amerks with 14 points and is second in the league with 10 goals in 2005-06. He is also third in the league with six power-play goals and is fourth overall in points. On Oct. 21, Pominville tied a Rochester franchise record with five goals in an 8-4 win over Cleveland.

Pominville is in his fourth season with the Amerks. Last year, he finished tied for second on the team with 68 points (30g, 38a) in 78 games, hitting the 30-goal plateau for the second time.

The Repentigny, Que., native was the Sabres’ second-round selection (55th overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Also on Thursday, the Los Angeles Kings recalled Jeff Giuliano from Manchester; the Boston Bruins recalled Providence forward Eric Nickulas; the Washington Capitals summoned forward Tomas Fleischmann and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from Hershey; and the Chicago Blackhawks signed Norfolk forward Martin St. Pierre to an NHL contract and recalled him from the Admirals.