‘The Sabres decided to give Pratt a look when they found out that Dmitri Kalinin will miss a month or more with an MCL injury.’
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'This is Ruff's 10th season behind the bench, and this is the ninth time his team has not gotten off to a strong start.'
‘We are not trusting the system. We are not trusting as a five-man group, each other, and that workload gets disjointed. And one person without working in unison with the other people isn’t going to do any good on the ice. From that point on, and I think I’ve seen it in some other games, when we’ve had the mishap or the goal has gone in, we haven’t stuck with it. We had a long discussion after the game and had another long discussion today about the system and how we need to play. The disappointing part is we’ve been in this situation now probably three road games in a row. You can call it bounces, you can call it whatever you want, but you still have to stay with it. And after that point I didn’t think we stayed with it.’
‘The Buffalo Sabres recalled defenseman Mike Weber from the Rochester Americans earlier today. With Dmitri Kalinin out at least a few weeks with a MCL sprain to his right knee, Weber could see if first career NHL action Friday night in Florida if Jaroslav Spacek is not ready to return from his sprained shoulder injury.’
'“It seems like when the game’s on the line, we’re not the better team,” Sabres right wing Jason Pominville said. “In the past, we have been."'
'“He has played a physical game,” Ruff said Thursday. “He’s been solid defensively. He’s been a plus player down there [plus 4], and right now he has been the guy they’ve really liked."'
Sabres aim to snap four-game road skid vs. Panthers (Sportsticker)
Buffalo Sabres (3-5-0) at Florida Panthers (4-5-0), 7:30 p.m. (The Sports Network)
Game 9: Sabres at Panthers (LetsGoSabres.com)
Call-ups raise pressure on Amerks (Rochester D&C)
Team seeks AHL franchise (Palm Beach Post)