'''You believe you have something there but until somebody's thrown in that situation where he has to assume all that pressure, and you don't have Dom sitting behind you on the bench, it's not easy for a young guy to take over,'' Ruff said.'
Archives for December 9, 2003
'Mika Noronen took 17 stitches to his neck on Monday after getting brushed by Chris Drury. There's a danger of having them pulled out so he's off the ice until at least Thursday.'
'The injury occurred when Chris Drury's skate hit Noronen just below the jaw after Drury tripped over the goalie's stick.'
'Sabres goaltender Mika Noronen cut his neck during practice and will miss Wednesday's game against Detroit.'
“I think Marty (Biron) has struggled. I don’t like where his game is and I have talked to him about it. We have got to work to get (his game) back to the level that it was at early in the year. Mika (Noronen) has been doing pretty well. I have no complaints; his numbers speak for themselves. Really it’s what Ryan has done at the American League level that warrants bringing him up.”
'Dan DiPofi, Sabres' COO, said the Internet is a key part of the team's overall marketing strategy. "Our Web site will continue to be a vital part of our ongoing communication with our fans and we will continue to add features and functionality to our site based on their feedback," he said.'
'Miller is expected to share the duties with Mika Noronen, while Biron appears to be looking at healthy-scratch status until the Sabres regain their faith in him.'
'"Miro's a professional," Regier said. "Miro will bounce back and get out of this slump. It's a question of time. Hopefully this will help."'
'Miller could be the Sabres starting goalie when they face the Detroit Red Wings at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (Fox Sports Detroit, ESPN2) in Buffalo.'
'Millers promotion gives the Sabres three goalies. Martin Biron and Mika Noronen would have to clear waivers if Buffalo tried to send either one to the Amerks. It's a good bet one of them will be traded.'