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BLUELINE REINFORCEMENTS

Tuesday, 01.24.2012 / 2:21 PM
By Kevin Snow - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) / THE MORNING SKATE
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THE MORNING SKATE
BLUELINE REINFORCEMENTS

MORNING SKATE LINES
Vanek-Roy-Pominville
Stafford-Boyes-Leino
Ellis-Adam-McCormick
Gerbe-Hecht-Kaleta

LINEUP NEWS
- Ryan Miller expected to start in goal, despite taking shot to collarbone area during practice
- Robyn Regehr returns to the lineup after missing 4 games due to injury.
- Christian Ehrhoff returns to the lineup after missing 11 games due to injury.
- Joe Finley has been returned to Rochester.

WHAT THEY WERE SAYING
Lindy Ruff (click to hear full audio)
Has Robyn Regehr improved enough to play?
Yeah, it looks like Robyn is good to go. He says he feels strong enough, and we’re gonna play him.

How is Ryan?
I think he’s okay. He took a shot there. I didn’t see it.

Getting Ehrhoff and Regehr back tonight is obviously a real boost for you?
It should really help our defending. In our own end where we’ve had a tough time, getting two NHL defensemen back should help us.

Robyn Regehr (click to hear full audio)
From the looks of the morning skate, it looks like you are back tonight?
Yep, I’m gonna go out there and try and help us win a game. It’s come around in the last couple of days. I’m able to take some slap shots and hit a few guys in practice.

Being strong enough to return is important for you with this injury?
It’s the battles in the corner for the puck, or body position in front, things like that where you need some strength and stability in your shoulders to be able to do that. So that was one of the issues I was facing, and it seems to be okay.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

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