'Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy and Jaroslav Spacek returned to the ice at the Sabres practice this morning at HSBC Arena.'
Archives for October 2006
'For Paetsch, playing Saturday was a nice change to watching the games from the bench, though he skated in warmups for every previous game. "It sucks the way it happened because Henrik is one of the best defencemen out there," said Paetsch, who will likely be a regular starter now that Tallinder is out with a broken arm. "To go in under that situation is difficult, but I was happy to get back on the ice because I love to play hockey."'
‘Buffalo has exactly 18 skaters available each night. Add to the fact that several Sabres are nursing minor injuries, and Buffalo may be forced to make a roster move before Thursday’s game at Boston.’
‘Goaltender Ryan Miller talked about the change since the team’s springtime run to the Eastern Conference Final. He says that he is recognized around town because he’s the only “skinny guy with long hair” on the team and easy to spot. But self-effacing commentary aside, Miller was very thoughtful and insightful when commenting on the buzz in the community. He welcomes all of the trappings because he feels an increased sense of passing the game on to another generation…
'Defenseman Henrik Tallinder will miss 1-2 months with a broken arm, and had a plate inserted in his forearm to protect against the injury re-occuring. The surgery was successful.'
'The Buffalo Sabres can put their early-season unbeaten fairy tale behind them now. Instead of worrying about setting records and such, the club can focus on winning enough games to put them in the best position come spring.'
“Don’t be fooled. On a Rochester team that started 7-0 and that features some of the best young prospects in hockey, Paille deserves to raise his hand in a “don’t forget about me as an up-and-comer” gesture.”
'With three shootouts, one shutout and five one-goal games, the Buffalo Sabres gave fans a thrill ride with record-tying 10 straight wins to open season.'
'"Hey, we got 21 of a possible 22 points in October," stressed Jason Pominville, who had one of Sabres' four come-from-behind goals and two assists. That's a bit like George W. Bush's victory speech a few months into the Iraq war.'