After hearing, "Why didn't they trade for a defenseman to help the power play?", the No. 1 question I get these days from just about everybody concerns the status of Mike Robitaille. The former Sabre and beloved television analyst -- who I'm happy to report is as great a person off camera as he seems on it -- is in recovery mode after spinal surgery following a February auto accident on his way to a game.
For those of you who come right to the blog without going to The News home page or to the sports home page, be sure to click here to read Alan Pergament's interview with Robitaille about what happened, how he's feeling now and how he'd love to be back at work for the Sabres' regular season home finale so he can be ready for the playoffs.
Get well soon, Roby. The press room isn't the same without you!
Photo: Robitaille at home this week/Bill Wippert-Buffalo News
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