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REGGIE RETURNS AGAINST DETROIT

Monday, 01.16.2012 / 3:12 PM
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / THE MORNING SKATE
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THE MORNING SKATE
REGGIE RETURNS AGAINST DETROIT

MORNING SKATE LINES
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LINEUP NEWS
- Andrej Sekera returns to the lineup after missing 8 games due to injury.
- Ryan Miller expected to start in goal.
- TJ Brennan recalled from Rochester, expected to play.
- Cody McCormick and Joe Finley are the likely scratches.

Lindy Ruff (click to hear full audio)
Do you agree that you’ll have to cut down on turnovers against a team like Detroit?
Our defense is gonna have to be better. We’re gonna have to make smarter decisions. We’re gonna have to be better with the puck in the offensive zone so we can play there more. I think that’ll be the key. It all starts with what we do up ice. If we allow them to control play in our end, give them that period of time, then by the time we’re done defending we’re giving them back the puck usually. That won’t work.

What does Andrej Sekera bring back to the lineup?
He brings that experience. He’s played against the top lines; we were using him against the other team’s top personnel. He can skate with them, he can defend against them. We lose a good player (Regehr), but we’re getting a good player back in return.

How is Robyn Regehr doing; any chance he’s back this week?
I don’t know, I can’t answer that. He’s still day-to-day, and I would say there isn’t any likelihood for Wednesday or Thursday.

Is Christian Ehrhoff getting closer to a return?
Christian is okay, he’s coming. We don’t exactly know; it’s a pain tolerance thing.

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