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Tonight's Sabres roster

The Sabres' game group hit the HSBC Arena ice at 9:30 this morning and here's the list of players scheduled to meet the Leafs tonight:

Goalies: Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth

Defense: Steve Montador, Toni Lydman, Henrik Tallinder, Chris Butler, Nathan Paetsch, Andrej Sekera, Tyler Myers.

Forwards: Cody McCormick, Derek Roy, Daniel Paille, Drew Stafford, Jeff Cowan, Mike Grier, Paul Gaustad, Jason Pominville, Matt Ellis, Clarke MacArthur, Philip Gogulla, Jochen Hecht, Tim Kennedy.

Getting the night off are Mike Weber, Tim Connolly, Thomas Vanek, Patrick Kaleta, Nathan Gerbe and Craig Rivet.

Notes on the roster: It's Montador's first game (he's had a neck stinger), while Myers, Kennedy and Butler will all make it 4-for-4. Miller will play the full 60 minutes.

The Leafs' roster: Vesa Toskala and Joey MacDonald are scheduled to be in goal. The defense corps will include Luke Schenn, Garnet Exelby and Ian White and the forwards will include Niklas Hagman, Matt Stajan, Alexei Ponikarovsky, Jason Blake, John Mitchell, Mikhail Grabovski and top draft pick Nazem Kadri, the seventh overall choice in Junei. Not scheduled to dress are veterans Jeff Finger, Mike Komisarek, Lee Stempniak, Tomas Kaberle, Wayne Primeau, Francois Beauchemin, Colton Orr

Also, the game will be televised on the NHL Network -- but it's blacked out in Buffalo even though there's no MSG telecast. Regional network exclusitivity rules. Boo. One of the referees is St. Francis product and Buffalo native Chris Ciamaga.

---Mike Harrington


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John Vogl

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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