Sabres: Week in Review (3/28-4/3)

With another successful week of Buffalo Sabres hockey in the book, it is time for the Buffalo Sabres: Week in Review!

Games Played
– 3/29/11 – Sabres fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3.
– 3/30/11 – Sabres defeated the New York Rangers, 1-0.
– 4/2/11 – Sabres fell to the Washington Capitals, 5-4, in overtime.
-4/3/11 – Sabres defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, in overtime.

Points Earned
– The Buffalo Sabres earned five out of eight points this week.

Who’s Hot
– Goaltender Jhonas Enroth: 2-0-1 this week. Was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for his great performance in goal.
– Forward Thomas Vanek: 2 goals, one assist (3 points) in four games.
– Forward Tim Connolly: 1 goal, two assists (3 points) in four games. Connolly’s only goal was the game-winning goal versus the New York Rangers.
– Forward Drew Stafford: 2 goals, 3 assists (5 points) in four games.
– Defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani: 1 goal (game-winner in OT versus Carolina), 1 assist (2 points) in three games

Who’s Not
– Defenseman Shaone Morrisonn: 0 points, minus three rating in one game. Morrisonn was a healthy scratch for the last three games.
– Defenseman Mike Weber: 1 assist (1 point), minus one rating and six penalty minutes in four games.

Current Injuries
Defenseman Jordan Leopold suffered a hand injury, rumored to be a broken hand, after crashing into the post during Friday’s win against the Florida Panthers. Leopold is also recovering from pneumonia, which he was diagnosed with during last week. He is expected to miss the rest of the regular season and may miss the playoffs as well.
Goaltender Ryan Miller is rumored to have suffered a bruised collarbone. Miller skated on Monday but did not face any live shooting. He is day-to-day.
– Forward Patrick Kaleta suffered a bone bruise to his knee on 3/6 against the Minnesota Wild. Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff said that Kaleta will likely return for the last two games of the regular season.
– Forward Derek Roy is targeting a return “in the second-round of the playoffs” from his torn quadriceps tendon.

What’s on Tap
– 4/5/11 – Sabres vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (44-24-11, 99 points).
– 4/8/11 – Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers (46-22-11, 103 points).
– 4/9/11 – Sabres at Columbus Blue Jackets (34-32-13, 81 points).


Ryan Wolfe
Ryan Wolfe
Administrator/Writer at Sabres Hockey Central.
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