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Nolan stresses teamwork, consistency in moving forward

by Amy Moritz

The Buffalo Sabres practiced at First Niagara Center this morning. Same thing. Different day. And the team continues to look for ways to push forward through the adversity as the only thing that's consistent at the moment is losing.

"We had a good meeting with the guys today and the only thing we have is we have to fight through this thing together," interim coach Ted Nolan said. "No one is going to come in and save us. We're not expecting miracles to happen. We have to go through it together and that's the only way I see turning this thing around. We can't have some guys doing it sometimes and some guys doing it some other times. We have to do it together all the time."

The Sabres practiced for about 45 minutes before leaving for Montreal where they will meet the Canadiens at 7 p.m. Saturday night.

Other notes from practice:

  • Cody McCormick did not practice. Nolan said he was banged up but would be back in the lineup Saturday.
  • Mikhail Grigorenko would not be traveling with the team to Montreal. He stayed behind and will leave North America Sunday to join the Russian team in preparation for the World Junior Championships in Sweden.

You can listen to the audio of Nolan's post practice comments:

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