Jochen Hecht will not play in the Sabres' three games this weekend, coach Lindy Ruff announced after Thursday's double session in First Niagara Center. Ruff said Hecht, who needed stitches in the lip after a collision with Shaone Morrisonn early in camp, is being held out but should skate next week. Hecht, remember, could not get back on the ice during the playoffs due to what was later learned to be concussion symptoms.
"A little bit of it is us being precuationary here," Ruff said.
The coach set his goaltender rotation for the home-and-home against Toronto, with Ryan Miller going Friday in Air Canada Centre and Jhonas Enroth going Saturday night at home.
Update on our previous note on Tim Connolly: The Leafs have confirmed the former Sabre missed Thursday's practice for personal reasons. He will play Friday against his old team but will not travel to Buffalo for Saturday's game.
The Sabres announced that the Rochester Americans will open their training camp Monday afternoon in Blue Cross Arena, so the club should be paring its roster significantly in the next couple of days. There are still 52 players in camp.
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