‘”Tim Connolly skated for about a half an hour,” said head coach Lindy Ruff following his team’s morning skate on Wednesday. “If it goes on pace, we’ll probably get him in some practices next week I hope.”‘
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'The Sabres, beginning with Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals, will be unveiling the "RJ Collectibles' line of hats and T-shirts. The merchandise, named after legendary Sabres' play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret, features such sayings as "Now Do You Believe" and "These Guys are Scary Good."'
‘“I understand [criticism from those who want more production from Zubrus],” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “If I was disappointed in his play, I would tell you, but I can only go by the number of opportunities. You’d like to see him cash in on some of those, but as long as the opportunities are there and he’s garnering play … He’s been good.”‘
‘Kotalik has missed 13 games with a sprained knee. He’s unsatisfied with the lack of explosiveness when he skates. “I’m still not 100 percent, and I’m still feeling it in the different motions and in the movements,” Kotalik said. “I really need to be on top of my game, so until the pain goes away I’m not going to go out there. But I can see myself playing maybe at the start of next week.”’
'They can only hope that Conklin's first and thus far only start with the team last Thursday in Florida is a sign of things to come. Conklin was superb in stopping 42 of 45 shots during a 5-3 Buffalo victory. "My mindset going into it was you want to make a good impression," he said. "You want guys to feel comfortable with you in the net — not just the coaching staff, but the players. You want the guys to be confident in you. It's only one game, but it's a good start."'
'For the first year and a half of Ovechkin's NHL career, Zubrus was much more than another teammate. He was his center, interpreter, confidant and, for a while, his roommate on the road.'
Ovechkin’s Old Friend Is New Rival (Washington Post)
Sabres look to move closer to division, conference titles (Sportsticker)
Washington Capitals (26-34-13) at Buffalo Sabres (46-19-7) (The Sports Network)
Caps Make Final 2006-07 Visit to Buffalo (WashingtonCaps.com)
Game notes (WashingtonCaps.com)
Game # 73: Washington @ Buffalo (SabresFans.com)
Zubrus to face former mates Wednesday night (LetsGoSabres.com)
‘”I thought I was dying then, I really did. I thought I didn’t have long to live.”‘