It seems there is more shakeup in the Buffalo Sabres locker room then just the wakeup call given when the team was labelled “soft” by just about everyone in the media after Saturday nights game against the Boston Bruins.
Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres will look to rebound from that stomping by the Bruins and the image they portrayed against the Montreal Canadiens, who will be looking for their third straight win.
The rebound will have to come without goaltender Ryan Miller, who has been sidelined indefinitely with a concussion after the Lucic hit. If Ryan Miller is going to win anything in the NHL now, he will have to do it precariously. Working on his second concussion now, he is not getting any younger, and he could be getting the label “injury prone”. The Sabres will also have to do without the talents of Tyler Myers, something they have been doing with most of this year as the third year pro still struggling to find his way out of the sophmore jinx. Weber will be inserted into the lineup.
The Sabres are holding onto hope that the league will review the Lucic hit, and endorse a punishment a slight heftier than the mere two minute minor the on ice officials gave him during the game.
With Miller out, Enroth will take the reigns of the crease and look to improve on his 5-0 rating this year. In seven games, the mini goalie has been near perfect, winning the games he has started, he held the Sabres in the game against Philly when he releived Miller, and stood no chance Saturday night against the Bruins on slaught. Ryan Miller joins Jochen Hecht on the sidelines, who is still struggling with his concussion, and Tyler Ennis, who continues to cope with the ankle injury that has kept him out of the lineup.