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MILLER WITHIN DAYS OF RETURNING

Tuesday, 03.24.2009 / 12:44 PM / News
By Erin Pollina  - Sabres.com
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MILLER WITHIN DAYS OF RETURNING
Ryan Miller (Photo: Bill Wippert)
While it isn’t likely that Ryan Miller will make his return Wednesday night to take on the Florida Panthers, the Buffalo Sabres may have their goaltender back by the weekend.

UPDATED: MARCH 25, 10:53 AM: In a pre-game interview, Lindy Ruff reported that, barring any setbacks, the plan is to have Miller back in the lineup for Friday's match-up against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Head Coach Lindy Ruff said the netminder suffered no setbacks yesterday in a full practice with the team and is within days of returning to the lineup.

“He reacted well, he had a good day,” Ruff said. “He’s coming along quick now.”

Miller has missed the last 12 games after suffering a high-ankle sprain on Feb. 21 against the New York Rangers. In that span the Sabres have had a 3-7-2 record.

He participated in team’s full workout Monday and continued to show improvement Tuesday at HSBC Arena.

“He looks good, he’s moving well in the net,” Derek Roy said. “It’s great to see a competitor like him back at it, working hard… he’s a warrior out there.”
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Read more about Ryan Miller's progress. The goaltender addressed the media Monday following practice.

The Sabres may also see the return of Adam Mair by the end of the week. The winger suffered a mild strain in his knee March 14 against the Atlanta Thrashers.

“He’s been practicing… so we’ll get him ready,” Ruff said. “Adam seems like he’s back to almost full strength.”

Ruff also indicated that Teppo Numminen’s ankle has healed after having an infection last week.

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The Sabres worked on special teams during practice on Tuesday, with a few changes to the power play units:

Dominic Moore - Thomas Vanek - Derek Roy - Craig Rivet - Toni Lydman

Drew Stafford - Paul Gaustad - Jason Pominville - Jaroslav Spacek - Tim Connolly

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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