Found April 02, 2012 on
Queen City Sports:
The Sabres got a sliver of good news when they hit the ice Monday for their morning practice, Defensemen Mike Weber was back on the ice participating and could play tomorrow night against Toronto.
However, two names still not practice are Tyler Myers (foot) and Christian Ehrhoff (knee), Buffalo’s two most important defenders.
If neither of those two can go tomorrow night, it’s expected that McNabb will be the one to dress if Weber plays as well. Nonetheless, not having your two best blue liners in the most crucial point of the season is obviously huge.
If the Sabres want to win out and make the playoffs, then they have a to find a way to make up for their losses.
For example, they need a line other than the Ennis, Foligno, Stafford line to produce goals. If they are going to simply rely on one unit, then they can kiss the postseason goodbye.
Before the final stretch run started, I said Buffalo was going to have to go 4-2 to make the playoffs. Well now they’re 1-2 in the home stretch, and have games against Boston and Philly coming up this weekend. If Buffalo wants to make the playoffs they will have to bully the big guns come Friday and Saturday.
But first, they need to take care of a Leafs team they shouldn’t have lost to on Saturday.
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, while blue-liner Tyler Myers has a chance to return.
Coach Lindy Ruff provided the update on his injured players after practice Monday.
Ehrhoff has missed two games since hurting his left knee against Washington last week. Ruff said Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery, and...
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign two prospects, forward Dan Catenacci and goalie Connor Knapp, to entry-level contracts.
Catenacci was Buffalo's third-round pick in the 2011 draft. He agreed to a three-year deal after completing his final season with OHL Owen Sound, where he finished second on the team with 72 points in 67 games.
Knapp, listed at 6-foot-6 and 222 pounds...
The Sabres skated into the locker room after a period of play as boos echoed from the fans at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The Sabres had fallen into a 3-0 hole against the Maple Leafs, and seemed to have watched their chances at a playoff berth fade away.However, when the puck dropped for the second period a revitalized Sabres team seemed to have taken the ice. After a...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, according to head coach Lindy Ruff.Ehrhoff has missed the last two games because of a left knee injury he suffered in a game against Washington last week. Ruff announced Monday that Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery and he could return if the Sabres make the postseason.Buffalo...
After a rough weekend for the Sabres, when so many aspects of the team’s performance were worthy of scrutiny, the local sports talk radio station spent about 99% of its airtime yesterday talking about the backup goaltender.
Sportswriters pounced on another opportunity to trash Ryan Miller, and antagonist fans with an unconditional disdain for the franchise netminder ate it right...
Matt and I strike up a after midnight conversation about the Sabres on facebook and decided to share it. Enjoy.
Matt: Just when I think I'm out....they pullllll me back in. It's not exactly Rocky III, or anything, a 6-5 comeback win of the Leafs, who are a charity case basically, but it's...something. It's the thing they needed to keep them alive. Two games...
Derek Roy scored a power-play goal at 3:29 of overtime to cap a frantic comeback that kept the Buffalo Sabres' playoff hopes firmly alive with a 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Alexander Sulzer had two goals and assist, while Jordan Leopold forced overtime by scoring with 1:53 left in a game the Sabres trailed 3-0 in the first period. Buffalo snapped a...
With their playoff lives on the line, the Buffalo Sabres would not be silenced on Tuesday, battling back from a three-goal deficit in the first period and two separate two-goal deficits in the third to earn a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Sabres earned a crucial two points to give them 88 on the season, tying them with the Washington Capitals...
Good morning from First Niagara Center where the Sabres are in the midst of their optional skate.
Lindy Ruff told Howard Simon on his weekly radio show this moirning that Tyler Myers has not skated since injuring his foot while blocking a shot last Friday night vs. the Pens. Ruff said that Myers is definitely out of action tonight.
Myers is not on the ice right now...
There is a conflict of emotions for many in Leafs Nation as their club faces the Buffalo Sabres in the second of the home-and-home matchup at the First Niagara Center tonight. For those who bleed Blue-and-White, most of the emotional attachment to winning games went out the window weeks ago and with just three games left on the schedule, the only accomplishment to be made is to...
Miller and Scrivens lead their respective squads onto the ice fo rwarm-ups.
Nathan Gerbe and Mike Weber are on the ice taking the skate while Kevyn Adams, James Patrick, and Teppo Numminen look on.
Each are expected to play tonight.
Its a fitting rainy day off for the Sabres today. Thunder and hail have ushered in April.
The Sabres left two points on the table in Toronto that may come back to bite them in the arse later this week.
My head still hurts as I analyze the mess in Toronto. The coach and players can tell you what went wrong.
I talked with Marcus Foligno after the optional skate on Tuesday morning before the Leafs game. He told me that he was heading to Chef's to carb up. Then, he was heading for home. 'I'm taking a nice nap. I'm playing hard hockey tonight", Foligno told me.
Fast forward to his first shift against the Leafs. Poor Carl Gunnarsson didn't get the memo that Foligno...
A loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend damaged the Buffalo Sabres' chances of making the postseason, but they received some help on their off day.
The Sabres will try to stay afloat in the playoff race Tuesday night when they host the Maple Leafs to conclude a home-and-home set.
Buffalo trails Washington by two points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the...
I will be covering tonight's game from the press box.
The Sabres need this game badly, and I expect them to come out with momentum, especially after the help they received from Dwayne Roloson and Steven Stamkos last night.
Follow me on Twitter @KevinSHC for in-game stats and updates.
Thomas Vanek leads the Sabres with 43 points in 43 games against Toronto during his...