'Novotny joined the Sabres Saturday morning and had expected to take Drury's place in the lineup. But Toni Lydman's illness created a more pressing need on defense, so Novotny was sent back to the Amerks and defenseman Nathan Paetsch was promoted.'
Note: While we are busy tweaking the front page design to make it more appealing and functional (especially for our mobile readers), you may notice odd layout errors. Please hit "control-F5" to refresh the page and load the latest files. Thank you!