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Head Coach Lindy Ruff said he will split the lineup between rookies and veterans in Buffalo' first preseason game of the year against the Washington Capitals.
|HSBC Arena, Buffalo NY, 7 p.m.
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INJURIES: Matt Generous was seen wearing a cast on his left leg at HSBC Arena on Tuesday. The defenseman was sent to the hospital for stitches Monday after getting his ankle sliced by a skate during the scrimmage. It is questionable whether or not he can skate Thursday.
"He does have a fairly deep cut. We’re just waiting," Ruff said. "He’s going to see a foot specialist to see exactly where he’s at. Obviously he had to miss today. There is some thinking that he could skate tomorrow, but he could miss some time so we’re just getting a second opinion by a specialist."
NOTES: Buffalo and Washington have played 25 preseason games all-time… The Sabres hold a 15-10 advantage… 18 of the 25 pre-season games between the Sabres and Capitals have been played at neutral site venues… The Sabres are 4-1 at home; 1-1 in Washington… These two teams haven’t met in the pre-season since 2005, when the Sabres went 2-0 (3-2 OT @ Buffalo, Sept. 17; 4-0 @ Washington, Sept. 21)… The first regular season meeting between the Sabres and Capitals is Wed., Nov. 25 in Washington
The Sabres are 129-145-47 all-time in the preseason… Buffalo is 16-9-1 in preseason action since the start of the 2005-06 season.