Big ‘D’ rears its ugly head

Via: Hamilton Spectator

‘The Sabres were down to employing the No. 9 defenceman in their organizational depth chart, Jeff Jillson, for last night’s third game against Carolina. They already had No. 7, ex-Bulldog Rory Fitzpatrick, playing as a No. 4 for mainstay Dmitri Kalinin, whose fractured ankle will keep him out a while yet, and used No. 8, Doug Janik in place of Teppo Numminen in Game 2, before replacing him with Jillson.’