By John Vogl
PITTSBURGH -- Ryan Miller will sit out the Sabres' third game of the season tonight, with the goaltender watching as Jhonas Enroth starts against the Penguins and emergency callup Matt Hackett dresses as the backup.
Buffalo coach Ron Rolston expects Miller to be back Tuesday when the Sabres host Tampa Bay. Miller is essentially being given a maintenance day to rest a sore groin, a source tells The News.
Henrik Tallinder, who suffered an upper-body injury during Friday's 1-0 loss to Ottawa, will miss a week, Rolston said. Jamie McBain will replace the defenseman and get power-play time.
Rolston wants more from his top forwards, including Cody Hodgson and Drew Stafford, tonight against the Penguins. The coach was disappointed in his so-called scoring lines Friday.
"Our top six have to be better," Rolston said this evening in Consol Energy Center. "That’s what this league is all about, you know, is your top six have to perform and they have to be your best players on a nightly basis. I know ours will rebound tonight."
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