By John Vogl
The Sabres canceled a day off last week and practiced because they needed the work. They decided today they needed the rest.
The Sabres have axed their practice scheduled for this morning and will meet this afternoon when they travel to Ottawa. They play the Senators on Tuesday, which will be the team's 14th game in 24 days.
Buffalo, which is 5-7-1, is tied with Pittsburgh for most games played this season. The Sabres, though, started a day later than the Penguins.
The Sabres faded during the second half of their 3-1 loss to Boston on Sunday and struggled throughout Saturday's 3-2 road win over the Islanders.
"The lines that hadn’t played a lot had really good energy," coach Lindy Ruff said after the game against the Bruins. "A couple lines that have put in some serious ice time didn’t quite have the energy and didn’t really get much going."
Goaltender Ryan Miller could use the rest, too. Bucky Gleason writes the Islanders and Bruins attempted 152 shots on goal over the weekend.
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