Tuesday’s Anaheim Coverage

Ducks, Sabres get physical (Orange County Register)

Ducks-Sabres: How they match up (Orange County Register)

Anaheim (29-27-5) at Buffalo (31-23-6) (AP)

Ducks look to maintain momentum vs. Sabres (Sportsticker)

Anaheim Ducks (29-27-5) at Buffalo Sabres (31-23-6) (The Sports Network)

Sabres’ Miller watches as goalies shuffle

‘"The side I like to take is you remain hopeful," he said. "The doctors told me it’s a mild high ankle sprain. It’s a joint and affects a few things in there. Mostly it’s getting the swelling down, getting the aches and pains away and then rehabbing."’

Ducks, Sabres get physical

‘"I know that we have to play to a certain level. I’m sure they feel they have to play to a certain level of aggressiveness to have success. When you have a (Patrick) Kaleta, you have an Adam Mair, you have Gaustad, those aren’t shrinking violets."’

Miller updates injury

‘“It’s a little better,” Miller said. “Swelling is down, but it didn’t have a lot to begin with which is good. It’s a little achy and obviously it’s just one of those things we have to see how it reacts.”’

Sabres G Miller may be out indefinitely

‘On Monday, Miller wore a brace on the ankle and did not participate during a practice session but was unable to say how soon he could return to action. The usual recovery period for injuries of this type is 2-to-4 weeks. During his rest, Miller said he plans to work with team doctors and conditioning staff on a workout regimen to speed up the healing process.’

With Miller out, Lalime steps in for Sabres

‘"I think he’s going to get into a rhythm," Miller said. "He’s proven in the past that he’s a big-time performer."’

Sabres recall goalie Enroth from Portland

‘This is the first recall of the season for Enroth, who has a record of 18-17-5 in 43 games for the Pirates in his rookie season. Enroth has a 2.71 goals- against-average, .915 save percentage and three shutouts. He leads all rookies in games played and shutouts, and is second in wins.’

Sabres recall Enroth from Portland

‘This is the first recall of the season for Enroth (6/25/1988, 5’10”, 174 lbs.), who has a record of 18-17-5 in 43 games for the Pirates in his rookie season. Enroth also has a 2.71 GAA, .915 save percentage and three shutouts. He leads all rookies in games played and shutouts, and is second in wins.’

Miller&#8217s ankle a major concern

‘The Sabres have 22 games remaining, starting Tuesday when Anaheim visits HSBC Arena. Miller is obviously out for that game, and the worst-case scenario has him missing the rest of them.’

Ruff criticism off the mark

‘Asked last night whether he had either spoken to Miller or tried to get in touch with him to either apologize or explain what had happened, Gomez shook his head. “Hey, come on,” he told The Post. “It’s hockey. Stuff happens.”‘

Monday’s Portland Coverage

Sports Digest (Portland Press Herald)

Sound Tigers pound Pirates (Connecticut Post)

Pirates lose more than a game; Enroth heads to Buffalo (Maine Hockey Journal)

Sound Tigers Beat Pirates 5-2 (PortlandPirates.com)

Sound Tigers 5, Pirates 2 (SoundTigers.com)

Roy leads Sabres to win; Miller out with injury

‘“As a goalie, you have to get back in shape where you can flex your ankle and play at 100 percent. Until then, Patty (Lalime)’s going to step in. Maybe we’ll see Jhonas (Enroth) come up (from the AHL’s Portland Pirates). It’ll be exciting for him.”’

Temperatures are rising fast in playoff races

‘The Sabres are in an unsettling position given their place in the Eastern Conference and the unrestricted free agents on the roster. Certainly, they’ll be shooting for the playoffs with the future in mind, which makes for a tricky situation to be sure. Do they buy for now, sell for later or ride their current roster into the unknown?’

Freefalling Rangers missing edge

‘“There’s never an excuse to not play well. We’re professionals. We have to prepare and try to play our best,” said goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. “I don’t know what’s missing.”’

Soft Sabres show little outrage after Miller gets run

‘“Playoffs are important,” Ruff said. “Very important. And I’m as mad as you are.”’