Jhonas Enroth is a picture of calm all the time. The Sabres' goaltender never seems emotional, and that was the case again this morning as he prepared for his start against the Calgary Flames.
As Sabreland buzzed about the virtues of Ryan Miller and whether he should start tonight, Enroth went about his usual routine of minding his business and stopping pucks. He'll get the chance to do it again after stopping all 15 in relief of Miller during Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Philadelphia.
He's not taking anything into First Niagara Center tonight other than it'll be his third start of the year and fourth appearance.
"It’s a hockey game," Enroth said. "Just go out there and play."
Patrick Kaleta, meanwhile, will not go out and play. The right winger will begin serving his four-game suspension for a head-butt delivered Wednesday.
"Obviously, disappointing I can't be out there with my teammates," he said. "I was going for the puck. I was trying to push the guy off the puck. ... Sometimes you have setbacks, but you can't let it slow you down."
The absence of Kaleta sets up right wing Corey Tropp for his NHL debut. The 22-year-old had four goals and seven points in the opening 10 games in Rochester.
"It's a dream come true to play your first NHL hockey game," Tropp said. "I'm pretty excited."
To hear from Tropp, Kaleta and coach Lindy Ruff, click the audio files below.