‘It’s the first exercise the center has gotten since suffering a concussion in last year’s playoffs.’
Archives for September 2006
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‘While the Buffalo Sabres don’t have a game-breaker like Jaromir Jagr, Alexander Ovechkin or Ilya Kovalchuk on their roster, teams learned the hard way last year not to take this squad for granted.’
‘Where they’ll finish: 5th There’s bound to be a bit of a drop-off for the Sabres, but not a big one. They’ll drop to third in the Northeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference.’
'The coaching staff's focus has shifted from evaluation to preparation for the Carolina Hurricanes on October 4.'
'“All thoughts were wondering how strong he would be, how ready he could be,” Rochester coach Randy Cunneyworth told Gannett News Service. “I wasn’t expecting him to perform at this level because of the injury but he looks like a guy who’s really battling for a spot.”'
'The rookie was the Ontario Hockey League's Goaltender of the Year last season and appeared to figure prominently in the future for the Buffalo Sabres organization. But an injury to his left knee during the OHL finals left him somewhat in limbo for the upcoming season.'
‘Co-captain Daniel Briere was held out of practice once again today as he still nursing a hip flexor. Briere has been out since suffering the injury a week ago. Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was confident on Briere getting back up to speed soon. “It seems to be a lot better today,” Ruff said, “we wanna make sure though before we stick him in a full practice that he’s a hundred percent.”‘
'Dan DiPofi, the Sabres' chief operating officer, predicts the team will sell more tickets by the Oct. 6 home opener than it distributed all last season when attendance totaled 691,699.'
'While the spotlight will always be on Sidney Crosby, especially in Canada, it was Clarke MacArthur and the Buffalo Sabres who stole the spotlight from the player dubbed as the “Next One”.'