The Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League announced this afternoon that Mark Mancari has been recalled by the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.
The 25 year-old forward will be available to the Sabres tomorrow (Sunday) when they are in New York to face-off against the Rangers.
At the time of his recall, Mancari led the Pirates in scoring with 22 goals and 40 assists for 62 points in 61 games. His point total is tied for the sixth most in the AHL and his 40 assists are tied for the seventh most in the League.
The recall represents Mancari’s second this season. He played one game with the Sabres against the New York Rangers on December 12th without registering a point. In total, the London, Ontario native has played 11 NHL games collecting a goal and two assists for three points.
The Pirates (35-19-5-3) continue a three-game road trip tonight (Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. when they are in Syracuse to face the Crunch. The trip ends Sunday in Buffalo, NY with a game against the Rochester Americans at 4 p.m. Both games can be heard live on New Talk WLOB 95.5 and on line at portlandpirates.com beginning with the pre-game show 15 minutes prior to the opening face-off.
The next Pirates home game takes place Friday, March 12th when the Manchester Monarchs visit the CCCC for a 7 p.m. start.