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Enroth in, Miller set to be backup

Jhonas Enroth will get the first crack at putting the Buffalo Sabres into the playoffs. The rookie goaltender will be in net tonight when the Sabres host Philadelphia in HSBC Arena. The Sabres will clinch a playoff spot by getting one point.

Ryan Miller, who has missed four games with an upper-body injury, will dress for the first time since playing in Toronto on March 29. He will be the backup netminder, with Patrick Lalime moving to the auxiliary dressing room this morning.

"He's inching closer," coach Lindy Ruff said of Miller.

Patrick Kaleta and Mike Grier will again miss the game with knee injuries.

The Sabres' alumni have started filtering into the arena, with Michal Grosek back for the second straight day. They are expected to attend the Sabres' Power Play Luncheon, which starts at noon and will feature owner Terry Pegula as the keynote speaker. The event will be streamed live at Sabres.com.

Ruff is ready for all the festivities that go along with fan appreciation night, but he knows the slumping Flyers will want to emphatically end their slide.

"Your last regular-season home game, you want to go out on a good note," Ruff said. "I really think the Flyers are going to come out and empty the tank."

The complete audio of Ruff's chat is below.

---John Vogl

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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