'Health officials suggested Saturday that they remain isolated for 10 days, but the team lists the players as day-to-day. Gilbert didn't rule them out of the rest of the season.'
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The Sabres said Campbell and Warrener showed no signs of being infected with the virus yesterday. Sabres officials did not say how long the players would be kept away from the rest of the team.
A female relative of Campbell, a hospital worker in Ontario, visited the players Monday. She was hospitalized Friday after showing symptoms of the disease.
'"It was one helluva effort," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "We got the job done with special teams, and that was the game. We took advantage of our (power-play) chances early, and they failed to take advantage of theirs."'
'Campbell and Warrener, who are roommates, are being isolated at home and are under observation. As of Saturday, neither player had shown signs of being infected with the virus. Billittier said most infected individuals show symptoms within seven days of exposure, although in some cases it has taken up to 10 days for symptoms to appear.'
'But I also know effort when I see it and for more than a month the Sabres, particularly the young ones, are extending the effort.'
'"It just FEELS more like hockey here," said Briere, who was raised in Hull, Quebec, just outside Ottawa. "All my friends, my wife, everybody has been saying, "You have so much more energy, just in your voice, when we talk to you now. You look more happy.' When I was traded, it was like a new start."'
‘None of the three local teams has played the Sabres since Monday. The Devils finish the season in Buffalo April 6.’
'The Canes outshot the Sabres 29-15 through two periods and 10-0 in the third but were undone by three Buffalo power-play goals, including two five-on-threes.'
'“We've made some changes and there's some good chemistry,'' Ruff said. “There are guys having fun playing with each other. When you get on a little bit of a roll you want to stay on it.'''