'While with the Sabres, he averaged just over 15 minutes of ice time per game. By the end of the season, he was often playing 20 minutes. The Sabres even adjusted their lineup to create a permanent spot for Roy by trading veteran center Curtis Brown. ”They were saying, ‘You can be our third-line center,’” said Roy, who scored 9-10 — 19 in 49 NHL games. “I was playing a lot and it gave me a lot of confidence.”'
The Sabres Report - April 7, 2004