OTTAWA -- The pregame warmups have just begun in Scotiabank Place, and the Sabres will be without Thomas Vanek for tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators. Marcus Foligno will join the Buffalo lineup for his second NHL game. Andrej Sekera, who is not on the trip, will miss his second straight game with the flu and Alexander Sulzer will again skate in his place. Patrick Kaleta, who sat out practice yesterday and today's optional skate, is on the ice.
Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson who was reported by CBC to be a game-time decision due to general soreness after Thursday's game against the Rangers, is on the ice. But so is Matt Carkner, who would replace Karlsson if he can't go.
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