The Buffalo Sabres placed veteran winger Matt Ellis on waivers on Sunday.
With Thomas Vanek out of action, room has been opened up for depth player Matt Ellis.
Matt Ellis (knee) has been given the green light to return to the Sabres' lineup.
Matt Ellis hasn't resumed skating since sustaining a knee injury on Mar. 10 versus Ottawa, but coach Lindy Ruff said the Buffalo forward is making progress.
Matt Ellis sustained a knee injury on Saturday.
Matt Ellis left Saturday's game in the third period with an apparent leg injury.
Matt Ellis occupied injured center Ville Leino's spot on Buffalo's third line during Wednesday's practice.
Matt Ellis enjoyed his first goal on Friday since early March 2011.
Matt Ellis skated in his first game of the season on Tuesday after making the team out of training camp as Buffalo's extra forward.
Matt Ellis served as a healthy scratch for Buffalo's opening two games in Europe, but he will remain with the team for now.
Matt Ellis lined up on the fourth line during the first day of training camp.
Matt Ellis has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled center Matt Ellis from the AHL.
Matt Ellis has been returned to the minors by Buffalo.