The Buffalo Sabres entertain the Montreal Canadiens tonight at HSBC arena, and they do some from the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference, getting dogged in the standings last night, with nothing going right for them on the out of town scoreboard while they remained inactive.
The Sabres lineup will look very different tonight when they take the ice, as Sabres Thomas Vanek and Maxim Afinogenov will return tonight from the injured list. Teppo Numinem will be reinserted into the lineup after having been a healthy scratch. The Sabres will be one less player, as Ales Kotalik has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers. As of writing this I do not know whether or not Dominic Moore or Mikael Tellqvist will be on board with the Sabres. The last I heard Tellqvist was in Boston, and the Sabres were looking at trying to get him here tonight.
Carey Price is being reported as returning to the crease tonight for Montreal. The Sabre should look energized by the fact that the organization just put into place pieces that should help them compete through this years playoffs, as well as committing to a guy who regardless of injury troubles continues to return to the ice in attempts at competing, and doing it well.