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Myers to sit against Penguins

By Mike Harrington

The Sabres will not have Tyler Myers tonight against Pittsburgh as his lower-body injury suffered Monday against Edmonton remains too sore. Interim coach Ted Nolan said after today's morning skate that Myers could play tomorrow in Ottawa (Memo from this corner: No reason for that. Sit him until the Olympic break ends).

Chad Ruhwedel, a healthy scratch Monday, comes into the lineup for Myers. That means Sabres fans continue to hold their breath when the likes of Mike Weber (minus-29), Jamie McBain and Alexander Sulzer are on the ice.

Nolan said the forward lines will remain the same, thus Ville Leino and Zenon Konopka will be healthy scratches. Nolan didn't do much line matching during last week's 3-0 loss in Pittsburgh and said today he's not planning much more here, even though the Sabres have the last change to put the same group on the ice against Sidney Crosby's line.

The top three lines are Tyler Ennis between Linus Omark and Drew Stafford, Cody Hodgson between Steve Ott and Matt D'Agostini and newly-installed Zemgus Girgensons between Phil Varone and Brian Flynn.

"Our three lines are all basically almost the same cloth right now," Nolan said. "There's no really set checking line, no really set offensive line. We've got what we have. To put any of those top three lines whoever is feeling good at the time is what we'll probably do.

Click below to hear Nolan's complete session with the media today, with thoughts on Ennis, Girgensons and Penguins' coach Dan Bylsma's dilemma picking a goalie for Team USA.

And stay tuned for another post here on the Penguins, including Crosby and Bylsma


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Mike Harrington

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