‘”I said (to Butler), ‘I was patient through a good stretch of games where I didn’t like the desperation and I didn’t like the way you were playing,’” Ruff said Saturday after the Sabres held an optional workout at the Amherst Center. “Some of the stuff in the previous game just lacked the urgency of a team that needed to win a game. “I just told him, I said, ‘It’s a tough lesson, but I need the desperation like this is your first two weeks in the NHL again,’” Ruff said.’
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