Sabres call up forwards Rodrigues, Schneider from minors

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have called up forwards Evan Rodrigues and Cole Schneider from the minors.

Both players were called up on from AHL Rochester on Thursday and are in a position to make their NHL debuts during one of Buffalo's final two games of the season.

Rodrigues signed with Buffalo a year ago, and has nine goals and 19 assists in 68 games for Rochester. Schneider is from suburban Buffalo and has three goals and nine assists in 15 games with Rochester since the Sabres acquired him in a seven-player trade with Ottawa on Feb. 27.

The Sabres have already been eliminated from playoff contention. Buffalo hosts Columbus on Friday and closes the season at the New York Islanders on Saturday.