LINDY RUFF INTERVIEW: LINEUP
Monday, 02.2.2009 / 12:55 AM ET / Features
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Has there been any change with [the schedule] of having Ryan [Miller] or Patrick [Lalime] in net [Monday night against Anaheim]?
"No nothing changes. We’re going to stay with the plan. We have to get Patrick his games and we want to get Ryan his rest. It is still a demanding test for us and we’ve got a tough trip coming back. We’ll get a little rest for Ryan on the way home."
Do you have an idea if Jaro [Spacek] will be able to go tomorrow?
"It doesn’t look like it, no, that Jochen [Hecht] or Jaro will be able to play."
Will you call someone up?
"Yeah it looks like it."
I saw Mike Weber did play in the last game [for the AHL Portland Pirates].
"Yeah, I don’t know if that has been confirmed yet or not but he would be the choice. So that will be a decision we will have to make."
Adam [Mair] skated, what is his status?
"I think he’s good to go. He got a good skate in yesterday and got a good skate in today so he’s available. And Andrew [Peters] is available, so we have lots of bodies."
* Miller has played the last seven contests for Buffalo, compiling a 5-2 record in that stretch... Lalime has won six contests in nine career appearances against the Ducks, earning a .916 save percentage.
*Spacek suffered a hip injury in the first period of Buffalo's 2-0 win against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, leaving the Sabres with only five healthy defensemen. Henrik Tallinder [shoulder], Andrej Sekera [ankle] and Teppo Numminen [jaw] remain out of the lineup.
*Hecht suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period of Saturday's win in Phoenix.
*Weber has played 18 career games for the Sabres, earning three assists and a plus-10 rating... the defenseman has missed nearly three weeks for the Pirates after undergoing knee surgery in January. He returned to the lineup Friday night for a 4-2 win against the Providence Bruins, adding an empty net goal in the effort.
*Mair has missed the last two contests with a leg injury.
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LINDY RUFF POST-PRACTICE INTERVIEW (2/1/09)