All the Sabres are on the ice at HSBC Arena for tonight's morning skate in preparation for tonight's game against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Just prior to the start of the 10 a.m. workout, captain Craig Rivet called the entire team over to one blue line and addressed them before coach Lindy Ruff had taken the ice.
Suffice to say, that chat had to be related to Saturday night's 6-3, home-opening clunker against the New York Rangers.
It looks like Cody McCormick will be back in the lineup and Nathan Gerbe will be back out tonight, based on the lines currently skating. Chris Butler and Mike Weber remain the scratches on defense. Things look like this: