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Sabres putting out big names for crowd in preseason home debut

By John Vogl

The Buffalo Sabres' first preseason lineup at home will look a lot like the regular-season lineup. In other words, many of the big names will be on the ice tonight in First Niagara Center.

Thomas Vanek, Cody Hodgson, Tyler Myers, Ryan Miller and first-round draft picks Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov will be among those facing Carolina in the Sabres' third preseason game and first in Buffalo.

The lineup:


Joel Armia-Cody Hodgson-Thomas Vanek

Tyler Ennis-Mikhail Grigorenko-Brian Flynn

Corey Tropp-Johan Larsson-Ville Leino

Luke Adam-Kevin Porter-Colton Gillies


Nikita Zadorov-Tyler Myers

Brayden McNabb-Mark Pysyk

Henrik Tallinder-Rasmus Ristolainen


Ryan Miller

Matt Hackett


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John Vogl

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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.

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