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Myers, Leino, Kassian highlight Sabres' roster for preseason opener

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.

The lineup:

Forwards

Tyler Ennis-Ville Leino-Drew Stafford

Nathan Gerbe-Paul Gaustad-Patrick Kaleta

Marcus Foligno-Luke Adam-Zack Kassian

Derek Whitmore-Cody McCormick-Corey Tropp

Defensemen

Andrej Sekera-Tyler Myers

Mike Weber--Marc-Andre Gragnani

T.J. Brennan-Alex Biega

Goaltenders

Jhonas Enroth

Drew MacIntyre

---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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Mike Harrington

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