'Lemieux sat out the past two games because of a strained hip muscle, but after making it through his third consecutive practice with no problem, said he will play against the Sabres.'
Archives for October 14, 2001
'The game today will be the first meeting between the Penguins and Sabres since D Darius Kasparaitis ended their second-round playoff series by burying a puck behind Buffalo G Dominik Hasek at 13:01 of overtime in Game 7. Hasek subsequently was traded to Detroit, and it might take the Sabres a while to adjust to his absence. "Hasek was half their team," Kasparaitis said. "It's going to be a big battle for our team, because we're struggling and I don't think they're playing their best hockey. Hopefully, the luck is going to change on our side."'