Neuvirth surrendered three goals on 33 shots in a loss to the Ducks on Wednesday. It was a better outing than his first start against the Ducks and that earned him another start tonight against an equally as tough Sharks squad. Sabres goalies are nearly impossible to trust given how much Buffalo has struggled in October.
After getting back into the lineup last night, Reinhart will be back in the pressbox tonight for the second time in three games. However, Reinhart will be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Sharks. With Reinhart coming out of the lineup, the Sabres will put Nikita Zadorov in the lineup and go with seven defensemen.
Enroth gave up four goals on 36 shots in the Sabres loss to the Bruins last Saturday. It is going to be a long year for Buffalo netminders and they are only fantasy worthy when they have good matchups; which is not at all what they have tonight in Los Angeles.
Reinhart will be back in the Sabres lineup on Wednesday.
Brian Flynn stayed on for extra work at the Sabres morning skate which means that Reinhart will get back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch on Saturday. He will centre the fourth line which means he will probably see less than 10 minutes of ice-time for the third straight game.
Neuvirth allowed five goals on 44 shots in his season debut. He has been on the sidelines for five of the Sabres' six games, but will start tonight in Anaheim. He didn't do so well in his first start of the season vs. the Ducks, so no reason to think that will change tonight on the road.
Reinhart will travel with the Sabres on their upcoming four-game road trip.
Reinhart was a healthy scratch on Saturday, but is still eligible to play in four more games before the first-year of his entry level contract is burned. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in five games and is not going to produce as long as the Sabres have him playing on the fourth line. It looks inevitable that he will be sent back to juniors.
Reinhart was moved to the fourth line for the last couple games and is now a healthy scratch which pretty much confirms that he will be going back to juniors soon. Brian Flynn will draw into the lineup.
Enroth stopped 34 of 35 shots in a 1-0 loss to the Panthers last night and will be back in goal tonight. He did his job, but the Sabres could not score on Roberto Luonogo. He should be avoided tonight with the Boston Bruins in town.
Enroth stopped 22 of 25 shots in a 4-3 shootout win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. It was Enroth's and the Sabres' first win of the season and he is already a quarter of the way to his win total (4) from last season. He has a 3.89 GAA and .893 SV% heading into tonight's clash with the Panthers.
Head coach Ted Nolan said that Hodgson's stay on the wing is over because the centres could not get him the puck. Hodgson will shift back to the middle between Marcus Foligno and Chris Stewart tonight vs. Carolina.
Reinhart will play on the Sabres fourth line and get reduced minutes on Tuesday.
Reinhart has no points, two shots and a minus-1 rating while averaging 12:47 TOI in his first three NHL games. The Sabres can keep him up for nine-games without burning a year of his entry level contract, so going to the fourth line seems like he is destined to be returned to juniors after the nine-game stint.
Strachan will replace Andrej Meszaros on the blueline after Mezaros posted a dreadful minus-6 rating through the first three games of the season. The 29-year-old D-man had just two assists in 18 games with the Capitals last year.
Enroth will start between the pipes for the Sabres.
Enroth allowed six goals on 47 shots in a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday. Michal Neuvirth got shelled by the Ducks yesterday, so the Sabres will turn to Enroth to get them in the win column vs. the Hurricanes. It is a great matchup given how depleted the Carolina roster is, but any Sabres netminder is hard to trust.