The Sabres have just opened practice in HSBC Arena and Marc-Andre Gragnani has joined the team from Portland. Jordan Leopold, as expected, is not on the ice after suffering his hand injury Friday night.
The big news is the absence of red-hot Nathan Gerbe for practice today. No idea what happened to him Saturday although he did take a couple pretty big shots against the Devils. Mike Grier, who limped off a couple times Saturday with what Lindy Ruff said was an aggravated knee, is also not here so we'll have to find out his status after practice as well.
The Sabres have not really decided on defense pairs without Leopold it seems. Tyler Myers is running drills with Chris Butler and Andrej Sekera while Steve Montador is going with both Mike Weber and Shaone Morrisonn.
The forward lines look like this:
In addition, Jhonas Enroth remains here splitting time with Patrick Lalime.