Austin was recalled Monday from AHL Rochester.

With the Sabres dealing with a number of injuries on the blue line, Austin and Casey Nelson were promoted to give the team two healthy defensemen for Monday's game against the Red Wings. Both are expected to be active for the contest, but don't look for Austin to see much extensive action in what would be his NHL debut. He's accrued nine points and 36 PIM in 61 games with the AHL club this season.

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