Live from the Northtown Center in Amherst, the Sabres are on the ice for just another day of practice. Of course, it's not just another day. The NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching at 3 p.m.
First things first: Tim Connolly and Steve Montador ARE both on the ice for practice. Brad Boyes is not; he'll be meeting the team in New York.
The only player missing is Jordan Leopold and he's not involved in any trade issues, as he missed Saturday's game with what the team termed an upper-body injury. No word on the severity of that. We'll have to wait to talk to Lindy Ruff after today's workout; Saturday night, Ruff tried to give the impression it was the flu. Nope.
The lines are Vanek-Connolly-Pominville; Ennis-Hecht-Stafford, Gerbe-Gaustad-Kaleta and Niedermayer-McCormick-Grier. The defense pairs are Myers-Butler; Montador-Sekera and Weber-Morrisonn.