The Sabres canceled their scheduled practice for today, no doubt because some members of the traveling party need to pack before the plane leaves for Europe at 7 tonight. (Yes, that includes me.)
The overnight flight is scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. German time, which is six hours ahead of Buffalo. The Sabres have been asking their Europe natives for advice on dealing with the time change, and they all said the same thing: There are tricks, but jet lag is a given no matter what.
"I’m still trying to figure that out, too," German native Christian Ehrhoff said. "Going that way it’s a lot tougher than coming over here. It’s pretty tough. Your body, there’s not really a recipe to work against it.
"Obviously, the first day you can’t really go to bed for a nap. You get there early in the morning and you’ve got to work through the day, then try to go to bed at a normal time, try to get a good sleep. That usually helps you. If you try to take a nap when you get in, that screws you up even more."