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ANOTHER SETBACK FOR HECHT

Monday, 10.03.2011 / 12:47 PM
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / BEYOND THE BOARDS
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BEYOND THE BOARDS
ANOTHER SETBACK FOR HECHT
MANNHEIM, GERMANY --- Jochen Hecht’s homecoming has been marred by another setback. The Sabres forward told the media on Tuesday at SAP Arena that he’s been suffering post-workout headaches recently, further delaying his return to the lineup.

“I worked a little harder last week and had some headaches, so I’m gonna take a step back again.”

Hecht
Hecht joined the Sabres on the ice following their session today, giving the fans in attendance a chance to recognize their hometown hero. Unfortunately it was nothing more than a pleasure skate for Hecht.

“Before I was able to do practice in the afternoon, but today was almost like rest. I didn’t do much out there. I couldn’t really do much work.

The timing of this couldn’t be worse for Hecht as he returned to Mannheim with the Sabres, and was looking forward to playing in front of an appreciative crowd on Tuesday night. The frustration was evident on Hecht’s face while he addressed an expectedly large media throng this morning.

“I was looking forward to this all summer. The way it has worked out now is disappointing, but that’s the way it is. I have to get healthy for the season.”


Lindy Ruff confirmed at practice today that Jhonas Enroth will start on Tuesday, and is expected to play the entire game.


Today’s practice took place on the SAP Arena’s seconday rink, as workers readied the main sheet for Tuesday’s exhibition game with Adler Mannheim. A Unification Day holiday crowd of an estimated 500 fans watched the practice, including 100 members of a tour group from Buffalo that had traveled through the night. They bused immediately to Mannheim from the airport, and were entertained by a stickhandling drill that turned into a team competition. The Buffalo fans were invited on to the ice after practice for photos and autographs, something that Ruff said was rewarding for all involved. 

“It was great to see. Obviously they were a little giddy after getting off their plane, being up as long as they’d been up,” said Ruff. “It made for a fun atmosphere. It says a lot about our fans. To travel all this way, to give them something extra is important to us.” 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82