Battered lineup faces tough stretch

Via: Buffalo News

‘Forwards Derek Roy, Maxim Afinogenov and Daniel Paille will be out. They were joined on the sidelines Monday by center Tim Connolly and Toni Lydman, who were too banged up or ill to practice. It left coach Lindy Ruff with 10 forwards and seven defensemen, including Teppo Numminen and his recovering heart.’