Enroth allowed four goals on 22 shots in the Sabres loss to the Avalanche last night. Despite the loss, the light work-load will allow Enroth to go again tonight vs. the Bruins. He comes into play at 5-2-0 with a 2.82 GAA and .911 SV% in December. He draws a rough matchup on the road vs. the B’s.
The Sabres have recalled Mark Pysyk from Rochester (AHL).
Pysyk, 22, has one goal and nine assists (10 points) in 28 games with Rochester this season. He has been recalled as insurance for Tyler Myers, who is questionable for tonight’s game because of a lower-body injury. Pysyk has 12 points (2G / 10A) in 63 career NHL games.
The Sabres have recalled Mikhail Grigorenko from Rochester (AHL).
Grigorenko was a minus-1 with one shot in 16:42 in his season debut on Tuesday. With three days in between games, the Sabres had the luxury of sending Grigorenko back to the AHL before recalling him for tonight’s game. Expect him to centre the third line like he did on Tuesday.
Enroth gave up for goals on 33 shots in the Sabres win over the Senators on Monday. That is four straight wins for the 24-year-old net minder, who has recorded a 2.45 GAA and .929 SV% over that span. He is as hot as they come right now and draws a nice matchup vs. an Avalanche team who are 4-6-5 on the road this year.
Gorges (finger) expected to return to the lineup on Saturday vs. Colorado.
Gorges has missed the last two games with a finger injury that he suffered on December 13th vs. the Panthers. The Sabres have given up five goals in two games without Gorges in the lineup. Gorges has four assists and a minus-7 rating in 23 games.
The Sabres have sent Mikhail Grigorenko back to Rochester (AHL).
Grigorenko was a minus-1 in 16:42 in his season debut on Tuesday. The Sabres are off until Saturday, so there is a good chance that Torrey Mitchell will be ready to return to the lineup. If not, expect Grigorenko to be recalled again.
Grigorenko, 20, has recorded seven goals and 12 assists (19 points) in 27 games with the Rochester Americans this season. Grigorenko will centre Drew Stafford and Nicolas Deslauriers on the Sabres’ third line vs. the Jets.
Mitchell suffered an undisclosed injury in the Sabres win over the Senators last night. With Mitchell out, the Sabres recalled Mikhail Grigorenko, who will make his season debut tonight vs. the Jets. Mitchell is day-to-day.
Neuvirth allowed three goals on 37 shots in a loss to the Panthers on December 6th. With Jhonas Enroth playing lights out right now, Neuvirth has been relegated to back-up duty. Enroth picked up another W last night, but will be Neuvirth tonight in Winnipeg. Neuvirth has gone 1-4-0 with a 3.42 GAA and .898 SV% on the road this season.