Sabres’ McCormick (blood clot) released from hospital, no timetable for return

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Buffalo forward Cody McCormick was released from hospital Monday after being diagnosed with blood clot in his leg over the weekend.

While a positive development, the club also said McCormick doesn’t have a timetable for return.

The 31-year-old, who rejoined the Sabres organization after spending last season in Minnesota, has scored one goal and four points in 33 games this year; his lone goal came on Friday night against Tampa Bay and, the following day, Buffalo’s team trainers sent him to hospital for evaluation.

With McCormick now sidelined indefinitely, the Sabres have recalled Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe from AHL Rochester.

Roundup: Sabres, Preds send down; Jets activate and recall Postma

A few players are on the move to and from the minor leagues…

Sabres send down Ruhwedel and Varone

Along with Linus Omark being placed on waivers, the Buffalo Sabres sent defenseman Chad Ruhwedel and forward Phil Varone down to AHL Rochester ahead of the Olympic roster freeze. Both players are young and need to keep playing games to further develop, and doing that in Rochester is the right (and expected) move. The Sabres played their final game before the Olympic break last night, losing 3-2 to the Ottawa Senators.

Predators send down Beck

Nashville sent forward Taylor Beck to AHL Milwaukee. In seven games for the Preds, Beck has yet to record a point this season. He’s played 23 total games in his career, scoring three goals and four assists last season.

Jets recall Postma

Winnipeg recalled defenseman Paul Postma from St. John’s and activated him from injured reserve. Postma had been there on a conditioning stint following a blood clot issue. He’ll look to crack the Jets blue line that’s since seen Dustin Byfuglien moved to forward.