It’s certainly been an interesting past couple of days for the Buffalo Sabres. First came Saturday night in Boston when Milan Lucic drilled Ryan Miller with a cheap shot, followed by no retaliation from his teammates, incensing fans, media and even a lot of players around the league. Sunday evening revealed that Miller suffered a concussion from the hit and will be sideline indefinitely.
Now news comes out of Montreal this morning, where the Sabres are preparing to face the Canadians tonight that defensemen Tyler Myers will be a healthy scratch for the first time in his young career. Mike Weber will take his spot on the ice.
Myers is off to another dreadful slow start for the Sabres this season, even worse than a year ago when he struggled out of the gate. Myers has produced just one assist this month, has a minus-four plus/minus rating and has repeatedly made mistakes all over the ice. It’s earned the three-year veteran a seat in the press box tonight courtesy of head coach Lindy Ruff.
Regarding Miller, many fans have clamored to see Jhonas Enroth in net for an extended period of time. You’re now going to get your wish. Enroth has been sensational during his starts for Buffalo, and now it’s time to see if he can sustain his play for a longer period of time, similar to how he finished the regular season last year.
Drew McIntyre has been called up from Rochester to back up Enroth. Puck drop is scheduled for 7pm this evening.