OTTAWA -- The following Sabres were the only ones on the ice at Wednesday's optional morning skate, which Lindy Ruff did not attend, and therefore unlikely to be stricken by food poisoning before the 2-0 loss to Ottawa:
Tim Kennedy, Paul Gaustad, Nathan Paetsch, Thomas Vanek, Clarke MacArthur, Jason Pominville, Andrej Sekera, Matt Ellis and Ryan Miller.
You could probably exclude Tyler Myers (a whopping 28:32 of ice time), Derek Roy (21:28), Henrik Tallinder (21:33) and Tim Connolly (19:41).
Anyone else may have been suffering from the bout of food poisoning the coach mentioned. Among the likely candidates are Patrick Lalime (who skipped the morning session), Toni Lydman (13:41 of ice time) and Drew Stafford (12:38).