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Ryan Miller Out For Tonight – Jhonas Enroth To Get Start For Buffalo Sabres

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?

Tags: Buffalo Sabres Jhonas Enroth

  • Kevin

    Just to reflect on your last statement. Let’s look at it from another angle. With such a young team it will undoubtedly bring on adversity, and just add another step in their learning process to learn become better more experienced players. They will suffer through the adversity together, but they will also learn and enjoy the fruits of their labor together down the road. Injuries can be the biggest contributor to adversity. Let’s see how they handle it starting tonight.

    • Jes

      Well said.

  • Jes

    Hope Enroth kicks ass tonight. Not a great team to make a debut against though. Hopefully fans do not hold him responsible IF we get shalacked tonight.

    Tallinder I know provides leadership and made Myers look like an all star for that one year but we shouldn’t have brought in another guy that gets injured often. I’m just happy he only has a year left on his contract unlike Stafford and Leino.

    • Kevin

      Tallinder I’m not worried about because he can do what he was brought in to do whether he is in the lineup or not. yes, it’s better if he is playing, but I’m not worried about him being injury prone like “Glassman” Leino

      • Jes

        or Drew “Mr. No Show” Stafford lol

  • wolfdoctor

    “I don’t think that Enroth would have gotten the start tonight…”

    I’m pretty sure I read the other day that Enroth would be starting tonight’s game.

    • Timothy Redinger

      Personally – I would have rode Miller – its still early in the season and he had a nice groove – planned or not you have to ride your hot goalie.