'Fitzpatrick probably expected to appear in the stray Sabres game here and there, but he had no idea he'd be getting the call so soon. With Tallinder temporarily crossed off the depth chart with a knee injury, defenseman Richard Smehlik suffered a groin strain after just nine games, prompting Buffalo to call up Campbell. Then on Oct. 26, defensemen Rhett Warrener and Dmitri Kalinin went down with injuries likely to keep them out for at least a month.'
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