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Sabres Recall Tropp From Rochester

02/24/12
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"There's something in my eye!" "Quit squirming and let me get it!" Photo credit: Bill Wippert, Buffalo Sabres

Fresh off his three point (2+1) contribution to the Amerks’ dismantling of the Hershey Bears, the Sabres have recalled Corey Tropp from Rochester for tonight’s game versus the Bruins.

From the Sabres:

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Corey Tropp has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Tropp (6’0”, 195 lbs., 7/25/89) joins the Sabres on his fourth career recall after last dressing for the team on Dec. 9. He has appeared in 13 games for the Sabres this season, collecting two points (1+1).

Tropp has recorded 17 points (7+10) in 22 games with Rochester this season. Overall, he has appeared in 98 AHL games, collecting 57 points (17+40) with Rochester and the Portland Pirates (2010-11).

The Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. native was selected by the Sabres in the third round (89th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Tropp is a player who can grind it out but also has a modicum of offensive ability to his game. He’s come a long way from being that guy who took a swing at a downed player’s exposed neck (Bruins prospect Steve Kampfer) during his college days and seems to be enjoying his sophomore season in the AHL. He’s projecting to be a third or fourth line winger if his current career trajectory continues.

For a quick trip down memory lane, here is the young Michigander’s first NHL goal and his first NHL fight:

In a bit of fun between Sabres staffer Ian Ott and Buffalo blogger Chris Ostrander, it looks like the #EllisEffect (See also: “All Matt Ellis Does Is Win” torch might have been passed to Tropp:

While Tropp skates with the Sabres against the Bruins tonight (7:30PM, First Niagara Center, MSG/WGR 550), his Amerks mates will be taking on the Adirondack Phantoms (7:35PM, Blue Cross Arena, 1280 WHTK & 107.3FM) as they try and climb back into 8th place.

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