DETROIT -- A few Sabres are on hand for an optional skate at Joe Lous Arena and I've just been informed that winger Mark Mancari has been loaned back to Portland. Certainly not a reflection of Mancari's play, which has been pretty good this week.
Post-practice update: Gaustad will be back tonight. Mancari was on emergency recall when Drew Stafford was injured and had to be returned when Gaustad was available. Mancari had a goal and an assist in his three games. No way to tell who skates in Mancari's place with Roy and Vanek since few players were on hand.
Said Lindy Ruff: "I thought Mark played well for us, probably his best trip up with us so far."
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