Breaking from the norm, Lindy Ruff has forced his captain off the ice; making the veteran defenseman watch two games from the press box – as the Buffalo Sabres search for answers on how to break from the funk that was their October.
With rumors swirling around Rivet at the beginning of the season that this could be the farewell tour around the league for Craig Rivet; the fifteen year veteran of the league is struggling with his play.
Despite all this, as he is set to re-enter the lineup Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins (@ HSBC Arena, 7PM) – Rivet is still trying to lead this team, on and off the ice.
If Lindy Ruff was trying to send a message to the aging blueliner, it was lost in the translation of the benching. When Ted Sator benched Ruff – he resigned and requested a trade. Rivet is showing his resiliency, determined to fix his game this season, and help the Sabres into the playoffs.