The Sabres -- and your humble reporter -- have slogged through the downtown snow and wind to practice at HSBC Arena and it's quite a different look than recent workouts because Drew Stafford, Tim Connolly and Rob Niedermayer are all on lines and ostensibly going to play Wednesday against Boston. We'll have to get Lindy Ruff's confirmation of that after practice.
Luke Adam is gone, presumably back to Portland. I'm guessing Nathan Gerbe, goalless in 20 games, will be a scratch. Here is how the Sabres are skating:
No change on defense, with Shoane Morrissonn (concussion) not on the ice and Craig Rivet as the extra on defense.