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MYERS BACK TONIGHT; ENNIS INJURY UPDATE

Wednesday, 11.16.2011 / 12:46 PM
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / THE MORNING SKATE
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MYERS BACK TONIGHT; ENNIS INJURY UPDATE

After being a healthy scratch for the first time in his professional career on Monday in Montreal, defenseman Tyler Myers will be back in the lineup tonight when the Buffalo Sabres host the New Jersey Devils at First Niagara Center. (7:30 p.m., Versus)

Myers
Myers is glad his time in the press box only lasted one game, and he’s ready to make sure it never happens again.

“It’s nice that I’m able to get this second chance pretty early,” Myers said after this morning’s optional skate. “It’s about making the most of it. I know how I have to play, and it’s a matter of putting my mind to it and doing it. It’s something that needed to be done, and I understand why they did it. Now it’s just a matter of responding.”

Mike Weber will remain in the Sabres lineup tonight, making Marc-Andre Gragnani a healthy scratch.



With Cody McCormick not able to play tonight due to injury, Corey Tropp made the one-hour drive from Rochester for his second recall of the season. Tropp played four games with the Sabres from Nov. 4-11 while Patrick Kaleta served his four-game suspension, scoring his first career NHL goal along with one assist. He has seven points (4+3) in 11 games with the Amerks.



Ennis
Tyler Ennis (ankle sprain) continues to skate with the team at practice, but was today placed on Injured Reserve. Lindy Ruff said Ennis still has to clear a few more hurdles before getting back into game action.

“We’re moving him along; most of it has been flow,” Ruff explains. “The next step will be stops and starts, really trying to dig in. That’s the area with an ankle sprain that you start to question. The step after that is to get involved in the one-on-one battles where it’s not only your weight, you’re going to be carrying somebody else’s weight.”

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