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Sabres' lineup and more on Max

Here's the Sabres' lineup for tonight's preseason game in Washington:

Forwards: Thomas Vanek, Tim Connolly, Drew Stafford, Jochen Hecht, Mike Grier, Daniel Paille, Paul Gaustad, Patrick Kaleta, Tim Kennedy, Nathan Gerbe, Tyler Ennis, Felix Schutz, Jeff Cowan.

Defense: Chris Butler, Toni Lydman, Steve Montador, Henrik Tallinder, Andrej Sekera, Mike Weber and Tyler Myers.

Goal: Jhonas Enrorth, Patrick Lalime.

The Capitals, meanwhile, will be playing far more of their name players in their home opener than they did in Buffalo on Wednesday. All expected to play are Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Mike Green and Jose Theodore. None of them made the trip here.

Elsewhere in the NHL:

---Maxim Afinogenov makes his debut tonight for the Thrashers. He's skating with ex-Sabre Slava Kozlov and Todd White -- and coach John Anderson has been so impressed he pondered putting Afinogenov with Ilya Kovalchuk and Nik Antropov.

---Andrew Peters is looking for a spot in New Jersey and not thinking about the AHL.

---So far, so good for Theo Fleury in Calgary. The 41-year-old had a shootout winner last week and a goal and and assist in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

---Holdout RFA Brandon Dubinsky signed with the Rangers at a big raise. He got a two-year, $3.7 million deal, quite a jump from the $522,000 qualifying offer the team first gave him.

---The Coyotes sent East Amherst native and former Boston College player and Sabres prospect Andrew Orpik to San Antonio of the AHL.

---Mike Harrington


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