'Mair, who received a minor penalty for roughing, will forfeit $2,962. He will miss Saturday's game at Minnesota and is eligible to return Tuesday at Pittsburgh.'
Archives for December 13, 2003
'New York will be without the services of Mironov for Saturday's tilt against the red hot Toronto Maple Leafs and the arch-rival Islanders on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Sabres visit the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and will not have Mair in the lineup.'
'The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has recalled center Derek Roy from their American Hockey League affiliate the Rochester Americans. Roy will make his NHL debut tonight against the Minnesota Wild.'
'Mironov received a match penalty and a game misconduct late in the third period of the Rangers' 3-1 win over Buffalo on Friday night after he cross-checked Mair along the boards. The hit was made in retaliation after Mair originally went after Mironov and missed.'
This was supposed to be the homestand where the Sabres could finally make up some ground. Four games in a row in the friendly confines of HSBC Arena proved otherwise as the Sabres didn’t come up with a point in a humiliating 4 straight losses at home. Wednesday night, they were totally humiliated 7-2 by the Detroit Red Wings. Friday night, against a New York Rangers team they should have easily beaten, they were upended by the Rangers 3-1.
'C Wes Walz receives a good luck rock from his son, Kelvin, before every game.'
'Miroslav Satan has not scored in 18 of his past 19 games. In that same stretch, Chris Drury and Taylor Pyatt, who got off to quick starts this season, have scored only one goal each.'
'This is the final game of a three-game homestand for the Wild, who head west next week for games at Phoenix, Colorado and Edmonton. At 5-8-3, they are struggling at home with only one win in their past eight games at Xcel.'
'"It's not our goaltenders' fault," said Sabres center Daniel Briere. "We need to give them more support. I won't lie to you. We're not making plays we should be making."'
'The Rangers, who had lost four of five, defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 before a paltry 13,888 at the HSBC Arena. The Rangers (11-11-5-2) outshot the hosts 34-20 as the mercurial Kovalev had a goal, five shots and plenty of other chances.'