The Sabres are on the ice for practice in HSBC Arena, and Paul Byron is back with the team. The center played in two games before being demoted for the All-Star break, scoring once for his first NHL goal and adding an assist. He is back between left wing Tyler Ennis and right wing Drew Stafford.
The other lines:
Thomas Vanek-Jochen Hecht-Jason Pominville
Nathan Gerbe-Tim Connolly-Cody McCormick
Rob Niedermayer-Paul Gaustad-Mike Grier/Patrick Kaleta
All eight defensemen are on the ice.