• Scores two goals for AHL Iowa

    News: Zac Dalpe scored two goals in AHL Iowa's preseason game Saturday, but could be recalled to the NHL this week if the Wild need a center, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe would likely just be a short-term callup if Erik Haula (groin) isn't ready to play. Dalpe will probably spend all his time at AHL Iowa this season unless several injuries strike the Wild forwards.
  • Wild Sign Free Agent Dalpe To One-Year Deal

    News: Zac Dalpe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe saw the ice in 21 games last season for the league-worst Sabres, but he'll have a much more difficult time cracking the lineup with Minnesota. Expect him to get cut in training camp and spent most of his campaign at AHL Iowa.
  • Sabres' Dalpe To Enter Free Agency

    News: Zac Dalpe's rights will not be retained by the Sabres, reports The Buffalo News.
    Analysis: Signed to a one-year deal last summer, Zac Dalpe spent most of the season with AHL Rochester, scoring 28 points in 44 games and scoring another three points in 21 games with the Sabres. The former second-round pick will have to look elsewhere for a new home, however, as the Sabres look to replenish their depth with other players. Dalpe has played in 117 career games in the NHL but with just 20 career points he's a likely candidate to further his career in Europe.
  • Sabres' Dalpe Scores, Extends Streak

    News: Zac Dalpe scored his first of the season in a 4-3 win over Toronto on Wednesday.
    Analysis: Despite playing mostly on the team's bottom two lines, Zac Dalpe managed to score his first of the season and extend his point streak to three games. It's unlikely Dalpe will be able to extend his points streak for much longer with tough games against the Blackhawks and Islanders coming up.
  • Sabres' Dalpe Rejoins Team

    News: Zac Dalpe (personal) is likely available to play Saturday against the Capitals, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
    Analysis: The Sabres' decision to send Mikhail Grigorenko back to AHL Rochester on Saturday suggests Zac Dalpe is back with the team after he spent the last two days attending to a personal matter. Expect him to occupy a bottom-six role in his return to the lineup.
  • Sabres' Dalpe Won't Play Friday

    News: Zac Dalpe (personal) will not play Friday against the Senators.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe, who left the team Thursday to tend to a family matter, didn't rejoin the Sabres for their morning skate Friday, so he'll head to the press box if he arrives in time for the game. He hasn't been ruled out from returning to the lineup Saturday against the Capitals. His absence will pave the way for Mikhail Grigorenko, who will play center on the second line.
  • Sabres' Dalpe Questionable For Friday

    News: Zac Dalpe (personal) is questionable to play Friday against the Senators, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe wasn't present at Thursday's practice, as he left the team to attend to a family matter. He's expected to return to the Sabres in the near future, but it remains unclear if he'll be able to resolve the personal situation before Friday's match. Tim Schaller was moved to the fourth line to Dalpe's spot while Johan Larsson and Mikhail Grigorenko will center the third and second lines, respectively.
  • Dalpe Recalled By Sabres

    News: The Sabres recalled Zac Dalpe from AHL Rochester on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe, who has notched a team-high 16 goals and 28 points overall in 44 games with Rochester to date, was summoned along with Phil Varone to bolster the Sabres' depth up front. The 25-year-old will play on Varone's right wing with Johan Larsson on the opposite side on the team's third line. The absence of the Sabres' top scorers means the team will need its call-ups to provide some offensive punch. However, Dalpe has achieved little success at the NHL level, and shouldn't be counted on to offer much production during his stint with the parent club.
  • Sabres Reassign Dalpe

    News: Zac Dalpe was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Thursday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe was set to serve as a healthy scratch Thursday with Chris Stewart (illness) returning to the lineup, so the Sabres just went ahead and sent him to the minors to pick up more ice time. The 25-year-old has seven goals and 13 points in 31 games for Rochester this season.
  • Sabres Recall Dalpe

    News: The Sabres have recalled Zac Dalpe from AHL Rochester.
    Analysis: Zac Dalpe -- who has notched seven goals and six assists in 31 games for Rochester -- gets the call, with the Sabres dealing with some injuries up front. The 25-year-old forward recorded seven points in 55 games for the Canucks last year, but has yet to see any NHL action this season. Dalpe doesn't offer much upside in fantasy and Phil Varone, who was the other callup for Buffalo, is the better option. Dalpe will likely play on the team's bottom two lines.