The Buffalo Sabres were without goaltender Ryan Miller at practice today ahead of tonight’s game at the Console Energy Center. According to general manager Darcy
Regier – Ryan Miller sustained a lower body injury in his 45 save effort against the Ottawa Senators.
The Buffalo Sabres have called up goaltender Matt Hackett from the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans, one night after he surrendered six goals to the Grad Rapids Griffins.
With Miller sidelined with a “minor” injury that is most likely making his absence tonight a precautionary measure so it doesn’t turn into a long term injury, Jhonas Enroth will get the start and will face the high powered Pittsburgh Penguins offense.
According to reports – Enroth was scheduled to get tonight’s start – so why the call up? Hackett will watch tonight’s game from the bench, receiving a call to action only if Jhonas Enroth is injured himself, an injury the Buffalo Sabres can ill afford. I don’t think that Enroth would have gotten the start tonight – Ryan Miller has played more than well enough in the first two games of the year to be granted the start tonight – stopping 77 of 80 shots thrown his way through two games.
With Tallinder and Miller added to the list of the walking wounded, how much more can Buffalo sustain before the wheels start falling off the cart?