Sabres cxl tonight's Carpet Event. Grigorenko plays again
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) -- Due to inclement weather, the Buffalo Sabres have canceled the Blue & Gold carpet event at First Niagara Center this evening.
The Sabres will give Jhonas Enroth the full game tonight in the arena against Toronto. Matt Hackett will back him up.
The forward lines are Marcus Foligno with Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford, Mikhail Grigorenko between Steve Ott and Ville Leino, Kevin Porter will center Zemgus Girgensons and Brian Flynn and Matt Ellis anchors the fourth line with Cody McCormick and Pat Kaleta.
This game is Ennis’ first chance to play center this preseason. Rolston hasn’t decided where he wants the kid to be, “That’s a good question, we’re going to see. The thing with Enner is he’s got to have the puck. If he’s going to be the player that we want him to be, he’s got to have the puck on his tape.” Rolston added, "I don’t think he’s gotten the puck enough, enough touches during the games”
The defensive pairs are Mike Weber with Jamie McBain, Alex Sulzer plays with Rasmus Ristolainen and Christian Ehrhoff pairs with Mark Pysyk.
With home and home games this weekend with the Leafs, players need to make a final imprerssion because Rolston wants to get down to 25 to 27 players soon, “That’s where we’re hoping to be. I think this weekend is hopefully going to answer some more evaluation questions and where we’re at. We’d like to be there by Monday.”
Join Brian Koziol at 7:00 for the pregame when he’ll be joined by Ron Rolston. Tonight is a 7:15 puck drop.