The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Aaron Ness prior to the team's trip to Buffalo.
Ness, who has been played 17 games with the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League this season, has scored the most goals among defensemen on the team (3) and is third in points (9).
The 2008 NHL second round draft pick, has played in 37 NHL games with both the New York Islanders and the Capitals. Last season, the 26-year old played in eight games for Washington and recorded two assists.
Ness joins the team after Matt Niskanen's upper body injury, which has him missing the team's Sabres matchup on Friday.