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The Rolston shuffle is on at practice

By Mike Harrington

Sabres coach Ron Rolston sat his top line for nearly 27 minutes in Friday's 6-2 loss at Anaheim so it's no surprise he's tossed up his lines quite a bit for today's practice in First Niagara Center.

Tyler Ennis is off the top line with Matt Moulson and Cody Hodgson and replaced by captain Steve Ott. Ennis is now back at center between Ville Leino, who landed on the scratch heap in California, and Drew Stafford. 

In addition, injured defensemen Mike Weber and Christian Ehrhoff are both skating. We have to wait until after practice for an update on their status.

The lines:

The D pairs:


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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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