OK, I emailed the Avs guy right after the signing, thinking this guy would be our 4th center. However, the consensus seems to be that he'll be chilling in the minors next year. But remember how guys like Matt Ellis and Cody McCormick were vets from other NHL teams and started off in the minors for the Sabres, only to then be brought up and become regulars because of injuries...
Buffalo Sabres fourth-line forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely after hurting his knee last weekend.
Without calling the injury season-ending, coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended period as Buffalo prepared to host Montreal on Monday night. Ellis was hurt in a 4-3 shootout win at Ottawa on Saturday.
The Sabres will also be minus defenseman Andrej Sekera for an uncertain...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2012
Rather than me tell you what was said in the room today, I'll let the substitute coach and the players tell you for themselves.
James Patrick on his first official NHL games as a head coach, albeit an injury replacement.
As always, thanks to my friends at sabres.com
Bruins Chris Kelly...
The Maple Leafs endured the first loss of 2012 at the hands of their nemeses from Buffalo, as the desperate Sabres jumped out to a two goal lead less than five minutes into the first period, on a fluky goal by Matt Ellis that deflcted off the skate of defenseman Cody Franson and a long wrist shot from Paul Gaustad that went through the legs of Carl Gunnarsson and past goaltender...
Who we'll hate, who to be scared of, and more.
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1. WHERE PHILLY SITS IN THE EAST
2. WHAT PREVIOUS OPPONENT FANBLOGS SAID:
Die By The Blade on Philly's 5-4 win over the Sabres:
The second period has haunted the Sabres all season and tonight was the same old story. The Flyers scored...
Wednesday evening saw a first for two NHLers: fighting.
Marc-Andre Bourdon, a 22-year-old Quebec native, a defenceman with the Philadelphia Flyers, dropped the gloves for hist first time in the pros with 30-year-old Matt Ellis, a centre with the Buffalo Sabres.
The fight happened with the Sabres ahead 3-1 in the second period.
According to HockeyFights.com polls, Bourdon...
Matt Ellis used to be afraid to look at the Bruins bench. But not tonight.
Preview: St. Louis Blues at Pittsburgh Penguins, 7:00 p.m. ET
Will Sidney Crosby's second game be as awesome as his first? I'm gonna say no, simply because the St. Louis Blues will probably try to stop him. Mind you, in the Islanders' defense, it was hard for them to do much defending while holding...