For Buffalo, no Thomas Vanek tonight. He has a severrely sprained ankle after his tumble with (as the Buffalo media is putting it) Johnny Appleseed. (Boychuk)
Good news out of Boston is that Marc Savard skated today. Savvy probably won’t suit up in the series but he has stepped up his workouts from “brisk” walking to riding a stationary bike. He still has to go through the full seven days of no symptoms before he can even think about playing.
It’s 6:23 PM and the crowd is growing here in the building. They are pretty loud to start. Cross your fuingers the Sabres don’t do much to quiet them down.
Tuukka Rask and Ryan Miller led the squads out for the pre-game warmups
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