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The Buffalo Sabres (NHL) have recalled forward Jean-Sebastien Dea from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

Dea, 22, earns his first recall of the season to Buffalo after recording a team-high seven goals and 13 points in 18 games with Rochester to begin the 2019-20 campaign.

Last season, Dea, a native of Laval, Quebec, dressed for the New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins at the NHL level as well as the Springfield Thunderbirds and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the AHL level. With the Devils, he notched five points (3+2) in 20 games and scored one goal in three contests with Pittsburgh. Additionally, Dea registered 26 points (6+16) in 26 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before the concluding the season with 22 points (11+11) in 20 contests with the Thunderbirds.

The 5-foot-11, 168-pound forward has collected seven points (5+2) in 29 career NHL games with Pittsburgh and New Jersey while also adding 198 points (90+108) in 326 AHL appearances with Rochester, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Springfield.