Sabres call up Cal O'Reilly to fill in for injured brother

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) With top-line forward Ryan O'Reilly out, the Buffalo Sabres have recalled his older brother from the minors.

Cal O'Reilly was promoted from Rochester on Monday. The move comes a day after coach Dan Bylsma announced Ryan O'Reilly would miss between three and four weeks with a lower body injury.

Bylsma did not reveal any details of the injury. O'Reilly was hurt in a 4-0 win at Columbus on Friday.

The Sabres signed Cal O'Reilly in free agency last summer shortly after acquiring his brother in a multi-player trade with Colorado.

O'Reilly has six goals and 22 assists in 44 games with Rochester. He also has an assist in five games with the Sabres during a previous call up.

Buffalo opens a three-game California road trip at Anaheim on Wednesday.