By John Vogl
PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Miller is absent from the morning skate while Matt Hackett is present, continuing a whirlwind morning for the Sabres' goaltenders.
Buffalo has recalled Hackett from Rochester following a near-shutout by Miller and an implosion by Hackett and the Amerks. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported at 1 a.m. that Hackett was packing his bags and joining the Sabres for tonight's game in Pittsburgh despite getting torched for six goals in less than two periods in the Amerks' season opener.
Miller likely suffered an injury during the 1-0 loss to Ottawa, hence the need for Hackett.
Coach Ron Rolston, who is not on the ice for the optional morning skate, is expected to update the media shortly.
The Sabres' practice features only 10 skaters (John Scott, Mikhail Grigorenko, Jamie McBain, Brian Flynn, Mark Pysyk, Cody McCormick, Zemgus Girgensons, Rasmus Ristolainen, Johan Larsson and Alexander Sulzer, who was recalled to replace injured Henrik Tallinder) and the two backup goalies, Hackett and Jhonas Enroth.
Enroth was expected to start against the Penguins tonight regardless of Miller's status.