The Sabres' first lineup of the preseason will feature established stars, a prime newcomer and three of the team's top prospects.
Tyler Myers, Ville Leino, Drew Stafford and the line of Zack Kassian, Luke Adam and Marcus Foligno highlight Buffalo's roster for tonight's game against Carolina in First Niagara Center (7 p.m., MSG.com, Sabres.com). Goaltender Jhonas Enroth is expected to start for Buffalo (POST-PRACTICE UPDATE: Coach Lindy Ruff said Enroth will play the second half of the game, while Drew MacIntyre will start). The Sabres play five games in seven nights to kick off the 2011-12 campaign.
Tyler Ennis-Ville Leino-Drew Stafford
Nathan Gerbe-Paul Gaustad-Patrick Kaleta
Marcus Foligno-Luke Adam-Zack Kassian
Derek Whitmore-Cody McCormick-Corey Tropp
Andrej Sekera-Tyler Myers
Mike Weber--Marc-Andre Gragnani
T.J. Brennan-Alex Biega