‘He was hurt late in the second period Sunday and did not return. The Sabres would not be more specific about his injury. Novotny is in his first full season with the Sabres, and has five goals and nine points in 24 games.’
Archives for November 2006
'Ruff wasn't as optimistic about Connolly when he gave his update on the team's MASH unit, saying the center — who accumulated a career-high 55 points in 63 games last season — still has a ways to go. "Could it be career threatening? The answer to that is probably yes, but we don't believe so," he said. "The doctors have indicated that they don't believe so. So you have to remain optimistic that one day the symptoms will be gone and he'll be back exercising and back at it."'
'The Sabres are the better team, if only by the slimmest of margins. It's not just because they've achieved the same number of points in one fewer game, two fewer after the Ducks play the Oilers on Tuesday night. It's not because the Ducks haven't beaten the Sabres this millennium. It's because the Sabres look willing to play that extra-risky, cojones-to-the-wall style that just might put them over the top if Miller can stand his ground.'
'If you are planning to go to the Sabres vs. Capitals game on December 2nd, SabreSpace.com and other website communities are getting together before the game at Fado's Irish Pub by the Verizon Center. Visit our message board for details!'
'With 24 games in the books, the Sabres and their fans have very little to be disappointed with as the team continues winning games in a myriad of ways. Whether it's by blowouts or by shootouts, come-from-behind wins or dramatic overtime games, the Sabres have shown they can win any way possible, proving time after time that a game is not over until the final whistle blows.'
'Ruff said Henrik Tallinder has been skating, and his arm is pain-free, but the defenseman has not been cleared for contact.'
'Revenue sharing checks were mailed in the first week of November to the nearly one dozen teams that qualified for help, including the Sabres. A source close to the distribution system said the Sabres received about $6 million of the $90 million handed out for the 2005-06 season.'
Giant killers? (GriffinsHockey.com)
‘Afinogenov is the most feared man on the planet during this OT.’
'"With the number of injuries we had, two of our top four defensemen out, it was a great stretch for us," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "To come into this situation and win after a disappointing overtime loss to Montreal, it was a good bounce-back game for us."'