The Sabres will be forced to shuffle their lines with Jason Pominville sidelined by a concussion, and the initial moves have Thomas Vanek shifting from left wing to right wing. The first look at lines as the Sabres start practice in HSBC Arena:
Jochen Hecht-Derek Roy-Drew Stafford
Tyler Ennis-Tim Connolly-Thomas Vanek
Nathan Gerbe-Rob Niedermayer-Mike Grier
Paul Gaustad-Cody McCormick-Patrick Kaleta
UPDATE: The Sabres have begun power-play work, with Tim Connolly moving to the point to replace Pominville and Jochen Hecht taking Connolly's spot on the second unit. The groups:
Stafford-Vanek-Roy, with Tyler Myers-Connolly on the point.
Ennis-Hecht-Gerbe, with Jordan Leopold-Andrej Sekera at the blue line.