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Defensemen In the Pipeline

Monday, 03.19.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Defensemen In the Pipeline

March 19, 2007

Last year, the Buffalo Sabres were forced to use rookie defenseman in the later parts of the playoffs due to injuries. Buffalo bolstered their backend with veteran experience by picking up two defensemen at the trade deadline.

The team first traded for Timo Helbling, along with Dainius Zubrus, from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Jiri Novotny and a first-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and then acquired Mikko Lehtonen from the Nashville Predators for a fifth-round draft pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Since the trades, both defensemen have been playing in Rochester with the Americans. Lehtonen, a native of Finland, has picked up six assists in nine games. Helbling, the Switzerland native, has registered two assists with 27 penalty minutes in seven games.

The duo is adjusting to the style of play that the Amerks and Sabres are running in case they are needed come playoff time. They just want to help out the Sabres organization any way possible.

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