Sabres goalie Nathan Lieuwen’s stay in Buffalo could be brief

‘Goalie Michal Neuvirth, who suffered a lower-body injury early Tuesday’s 4-1 win against San Jose, might be back sooner than expected. If Neuvirth’s swelling went down, he could’ve practiced Thursday, Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “It’s a far cry from thinking he was out weeks,” Nolan said.

Friday’s New York Coverage

NY Rangers-Sabres game scheduled for Friday is postponed as massive snowstorm blasts Buffalo (New York Daily News)
Rangers game vs. Buffalo Sabres postponed (New York Post)
Snowstorm forces postponement of Rangers-Sabres game in Buffalo Friday night (Newsday)
Rangers get snow day on Friday (White Plains Journal News)
Buffalo snow: NHL postpones New York Rangers game vs. Sabres on Friday (Newark Star Ledger)
NHL postpones Rangers game in Buffalo on Friday (Bergen Record)

Sabres home game against Rangers postponed by NHL

‘Though downtown Buffalo, where the Sabres play, is mostly unaffected by the storm, there are numerous driving bans throughout the region which make it difficult for fans to get to the arena.’

Friday’s game between Rangers and Sabres postponed

‘The National Hockey League announced that Friday’s game between the New York Rangers and Sabres in Buffalo has been postponed because of snow that has blanketed the area.’

Friday’s Sabres-Rangers game postponed

‘A makeup date has not yet been determined.’

Rangers-Sabres game set for Friday postponed

‘A makeup date will be announced as soon as it can be confirmed.’

Sabres vs. Rangers game postponed

‘“It’s kind of tough to think solely about hockey when all your surroundings are in dire straits like we are right now. Hopefully, we’ll get through this,” he said. “Hockey seems like a very small thing when the city’s going through something like we’re going through right now. We’re hoping not only Kaleta, but everybody gets out of this thing relatively safe and sound.”’

Friday’s Rochester Coverage

Amerks’ Varone focuses on finer points (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Neuvirth injury means Sabres call up Lieuwen

‘Both Lieuwen and Andrey Makarov practiced Wednesday in Rochester waiting for the Sabres to make a decision. Makarov is 4-4 with a 2.92 goals-against average and .908 save percentage for the Amerks while Lieuwen has downright terrible numbers (3-4, 3.53, .876) and has been pulled in three of his last five starts.’

Sabres prospect Justin Bailey dominating OHL

‘“He’s an electrifying player,” Kitchener Rangers coach Troy Smith said by phone Wednesday. “Whenever he’s out there, our fans, you can kind of hear the buzz in the building just because of his speed and his ability. He has the ability at this level to take over a game when he feels like he needs to.”‘

Sabres call up goalie Lieuwen from minors

‘Neuvirth is out indefinitely after being hurt in the first period of a 4-1 win over San Jose. He appeared to be injured late in the period during a collision with teammate Tyler Ennis.’

Irbe enjoys brief 2-period NHL return with Sabres

‘”I said, ‘Ted, I haven’t donned a uniform in seven years,'” Irbe said, recalling the conversation he had with Sabres coach Ted Nolan during the first intermission. “And he said, ‘It doesn’t matter. Now you will.'”‘

Sabres recall a goalie

‘Lieuwen joins the Sabres for his second career recall since being drafted by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. In a seven-game stint with the Sabres last season, Lieuwen compiled a 1-4-0 record with a 2.98 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.’

Lieuwen recalled from Amerks

‘In Rochester this season, Lieuwen has appeared in 10 games, recording a 3-4-0 record and a 3.53 goals-against average. Last season, Lieuwen ranked fourth in save percentage and tied for seventh in goals-against average among AHL netminders, respectively. He has appeared in 46 career AHL games, compiling a 21-17-4 record, a 2.59 goals-against average and a save percentage of .906.’

Sabres have a winning streak

‘Coming on the heels of Saturday’s 6-2 win over Toronto and even the 6-3 loss last Thursday in Minnesota, the moribund Buffalo offense continued its renaissance even in a game when the Sabres were outshot, 30-14.’