'There are lots of questions about the organization's strength and conditioning program and, ultimately, about its medical staff. There are injuries big and small, players who take a long time to rehab and return or get reinjured. It's not a good look. And it needs a hard look.' … [Read more...] about Mike Harrington: Kevyn Adams knows Sabres need full study of their injury woes
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'Coach Don Granato had yet to consult with goalie coach Mike Bales or the medical staff following practice Tuesday but noted that Luukkonen felt good after the first skate. But while it was Luukkonen’s first practice, he has been working in Rochester with goalie development coach Seamus Kotyk. Those sessions ensured that Luukkonen was physically ready for this next step.' … [Read more...] about Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen’s looming return will strengthen Sabres’ depth in goal
'Skinner’s resurgence has quietly become one of the NHL’s feel-good stories. A year ago, he scored just seven times in 56 games and did not record his first goal until his 20th outing. After his 14th straight goalless game, ex-coach Ralph Krueger benched him three straight contests, the first time he had ever been a healthy scratch.' … [Read more...] about After rough season, rejuvenated Jeff Skinner again one of Sabres’ top threats
'But when Mittelstadt, 23, recently visited his surgeon, he received good news. Granato said Mittelstadt, who had issues in the area of his surgery, will rejoin the Sabres for Wednesday’s practice in a non-contact role. The American has been skating on his own.' … [Read more...] about Sabres receive good news about Casey Mittelstadt’s health
'Dahlin is younger than Victor Hedman. The Swedish defenseman is quite a bit older than Dahlin and the kid enjoyed being in the locker-room with him and on the bench, “It was great, it was awesome, just to be able to talk to him and hang out with him, so I just asked him a couple of questions, so it was a lot of fun.”' … [Read more...] about Sabres’ Dahlin hopes to bring what he learned at the All-Star game to his game in Buffalo.
'"The guys that love the game can't sleep at night when they don't succeed, and he's one of them. When you see that in a guy that has that much talent, yes, that's when I knew he's in that category."' … [Read more...] about Fresh confidence for Sabres Rasmus Dahlin after All-Star weekend
'"It had nothing to do with directly related to the surgery," Granato said of this most recent absence. "The surgery was fine, but it was muscles around it. It was some fluid because of the intensity - we ratcheted him up to a higher tempo, the body responded different, which was natural, according to the doctors."' … [Read more...] about Luukkonen returns to practice, Mittelstadt to join team Wednesday