'Sabres left wing Jason Botterill cleared waivers Wednesday and was assigned to Buffalo's minor league affiliate, the Rochester Americans.'
Archives for November 19, 2003
'"Everyone's supposed to be on the same page," Zhitnik said. "You have to know what your partner's doing, you have to know what the forwards are doing, you have to know if somebody's in front of the net the whole time, and that kind of little stuff can play a big role in the power play."'
'The hardball stance is all about holding players accountable, which is why nobody should feel comfortable. Ruff has no plans to back off, either. He's scouring his lineup more than ever. He's scrutinizing every performance. He's challenging players. He believes 20 plumbers can win most nights, and he wants to know who will be with him come April. Anybody short on effort should expect fewer shifts.'
'He iced his arm a bit after Tuesday's practice but said it wasn't a factor Monday. "I felt good. The hand was fine," Hecht said. "At the beginning, I felt hesitant a little bit, but in the second and third (periods) I was comfortable. First period, it felt like training camp. You're always two steps late. I knew that was going to happen."'
'G Martin Biron is 4-0-1 in his last five road starts with a .961 save percentage.'