3 – Don Granato sets the record straight
It took one day of on-ice practices for Buffalo Sabres head coach Don Granato to debunk the rumor that Casey Mittelstadt would play winger on the second line. Instead, Mittelstadt, thanks to his remarkable performance last season at the position on both primarily the third and later, the first lines, is still playing center.
When Quinn went down with his Achilles injury, the consensus that many of us here at Sabre Noise and elsewhere was that Mittelstadt would step in. But now, that position is up for grabs, and it will be exciting to see who ultimately fills in.
As mentioned earlier, I’m not putting too much stock into who is lining up alongside who just yet. But as camp continues, we may get a better idea of who Granato would like to flank Mittelstadt on presumably the third line.
Source: Sabres notebook: Connor Clifton opens camp next to Rasmus Dahlin by Lance Lysowski, Buffalo News