The Sabres admitted after Saturday's game in Tampa that Tim Connolly's nose was badly fractured but he still finished the game wearing a full shield. The situation is now this: Connolly needs reconstructive nose surgery but the team is hopeful he might only be out a week.
"It's bad. We have to get it taken care of," Lindy Ruff said after practice Monday in HSBC Arena. "Everything needs to be reconstructed. There's nothing there right now."
Ruff said there will be a callup from Portland but wouldn't specify who, although the obvious choice would be Luke Adam and the Maine Hockey Journal is reporting that Adam has already gotten the call.
The lines that skated today were:
Shoane Morrisonn is skating in a red (non-contact) jersey.