An unmanned camera spies on the Buffalo Sabres’ Bell Centre morning skate Monday morning.
The Buffalo Sabres scratch Tyler Myers for tonight’s game against the Canadiens, the high-profile defenceman a minus-6 over the last four games. Rookie goalie Jhonas Enroth, unbeaten since last Nov. 24 – then a sieve in the Sabres’ 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh, gets the call in goal for Buffalo.
The Sabres morning skate was overshadowed by the 1 pm NHL hearing for Boston Bruins’ Milan Lucic, who on Saturday splattered Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller and sent the all-star to an indefinite absence with a concussion. Miller was at the Bell Centre this morning, but unavailable to the media.
Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff on whether Lucic deserves a suspension for the hit:
“If he isn’t suspended, it just means that teams will be able to do exactly what Lucic did. Your goaltender can play the puck, we can run him over, we can hurt him, and all you get is a two-minute minor penalty. That is essentially what that means. You can concuss the other team’s goaltender. You can run him going whatever speed he was going, (Lucic) made no attempt to get out of the way. It’s fair game on goaltenders again.”