'Forward Taylor Pyatt skated with the team Sunday. He’s been taken off the I.R. and cleared to play for the first time since breaking his right wrist back on November 25. Ruff says Pyatt will be a game time decision on Tuesday.'
Archives for January 2006
The Sabres Report - January 30, 2006
'Calgary video goal judge Doug Young may have officiated his last NHL game after botching the call on Robyn Regehr's kicked-in game-winner against Buffalo two weekends ago. The league, which called Sabres GM Darcy Regier to apologize for the oversight, told the Sun it was "handling it internally." Young isn't talking at all and hasn't returned the Sun's call.'
The Sabres Report - January 29, 2006
'"I think, quite honestly, he's continuing to get better," Regier said. "First of all, he believes in his players, and I think over the years he has a better understanding of their abilities and from that is able to help them more by, at times, demanding more or persuading them that they're capable of more."'
'Roy plays every shift and game like it's his last. It's a theme found throughout the entire Buffalo lineup. With almost two thirds of the season in the books, the Sabres are not only primed for the playoffs, but eyeing home-ice advantage.'
'Ruff probably would have been fired several times had he worked for any other organization, any other GM. His club hasn't made the playoffs since 2001 and hasn't won more than one round since almost taking the Cup. But Darcy Regier cut his organizational teeth with the dynastic New York Islanders and knew the stability he was after when he assumed control of the Sabres six weeks before hiring Ruff.'
Meyer ends slump in Amerks win (Rochester D&C)
Meyer Sparks Amerks (RNews.com)
Amerks head into All-Star Break on winning streak (Amerks.com)
Johner reassigned to Florida (ECHL) (Amerks.com)
‘Dogs drop 4-1 decision to Amerks (HamiltonBulldogs.com)
The Sabres Report - January 28, 2006
Amerks’ home losing skid comes to an end (Rochester D&C)
Amerks’ Prusek looking to regain old form (Rochester D&C)
Amerks whack Crunch (Syracuse Post Standard)
He’s coming out of the fog (Winnipeg Sun)
Amerks End Streak (RNews.com)
Amerks beat Crunch 5-2 to end home skid (Amerks.com)
Amerks release C Dominic Noel (Amerks.com)
Game notes (SyracuseCrunch.com)
The Sabres Report - January 27, 2006
'The third period is the time of the killer monkeys. It's the Sabres period this season. Last night was no exception. Buffalo controlled play early and gave Toronto no hope or life.'
'Whatever the Maple Leafs find themselves in is hardly Belfour’s fault. Injuries and a collection of high-priced, past-its-prime talent hasn’t meshed this season. With the salary cap in place, Toronto can’t just go out and make a trade anymore. Meanwhile, the Sabres — homegrown, young and cheap — keep winning.'
'"It was sloppy game," co-captain Chris Drury said, "but it's better to win a sloppy game like that than to lose it."'