However, O’Reilly will not be in the lineup tonight. Here’s what coach Dan Bylsma had to say about the return of ROR (courtesy of Sabres.com):
We’d all like him to play. He wanted to play in the Pittsburgh game and I wanted him to play in the Pittsburgh game but he’s still progressing back to full health and the injury is such that it’s a high-area injury and he’ll use it every second he’s on the ice.
But surely the way Anders Nilsson played against the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday will earn him the nod, tonight, right?
I wish I could be more creative, but seriously: as injured as the Buffalo Sabres are, they need to ride the hot goaltender as long as they can if they want to steal a few wins. Rolling out Lehner is a questionable decision at best . . . but what the hell do I know? Go Sabres!