'''He's working a lot of times after practice,'' Mair said. ''He's examining his own game and I think kind of figured out what he had to do to kind of raise the level of his game. He's done all those things and battled through adversity most importantly, and things are paying off for him.'''
Archives for February 18, 2003
'Forward Vaclav Varada may play Wednesday when the Sabres host the Montreal Candiens, after missing 17 games with a sprained right knee ligament, coach Lindy Ruff said.'
'The Sabres were short-handed for 6:56 of the final 12:32.'
'He said the indications he is getting from the NHL are that he is the only prospective purchaser that the league is negotiating with right now.'
'Slava Kozlov would like to have beaten Detroit Saturday, too, but he had extra incentive against the Sabres, the team to which he was traded by the Red Wings for Dominik Hasek. "It's the principle for me," said Kozlov, who had the tying goal in his 700th career game. "I was there last year and I wasn't happy. I have nothing against the players. But the management and the coaching is just embarrassing over there. I couldn't stand it. The coach didn't respect the players. I'm very happy we beat that team."'