by Amy Moritz
It would be easier to list the players who are healthy. Such is the situation of the Buffalo Sabres roster.
They have 13 players who are injured, three of whom fell in Sunday night's loss at Philadelphia.
Goaltender Nathan Lieuwen and defensman Chad Ruhwedel both suffered concussions against the Flyers while Christian Ehrhoff took a puck to his ear that needed about 40 stitches, according to his graphic Twitter picture last night.
"We talked about that, is it bad luck? I’m not too sure. I don’t believe in luck but that just one of those things," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said after practice Monday afternoon. "That’s two concussions in one game last night. The injury before, Ehrhoff takes a puck to the ear. I mean how many chances does a puck have to hit the ear? It’s just one of those things. But we’ve got four games to go. Hopefully we can get through this unscathed and get a couple guys back."
Ah yes, the good news.
Marcus Foligno will be back after his knee injury turned into more of a bone bruise than any serious damage to the joint. Chris Stewart was visiting with the doctor after participating in practice and Torrey Mitchell feels ready to go, although he'll be a game-time decision, according to Nolan.
Matt Hackett will get the start while the Sabre will likely call up another goaltender from Rochester to back him up Tuesday when Detroit visits First Niagara Center.
For Nolan's comments and his full injury report take a listen: