The Sabres have sent Matt Ellis back to Rochester (AHL).
Ellis appeared in four games during his recall. He has three shots, two penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating. With the Sabres done until after the All Star break, they send Ellis back as they expect a few forwards to return after the break.
Enroth allowed seven goals on 37 shots in the Sabres 7-2 loss to the Wild on Thursday. Enroth has lost six in a row and has not won a game since December 27th. He has not faced the Red Wings yet this season, but has gone 3-8-1 with a 3.71 GAA and .897 SV%.
Neuvirth allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Sabres 3-1 loss to the Red Wings on Tuesday. Despite stopping 72 of 77 shots (.935 SV%), Neuvirth has lost each of his last two starts. He will start for the third time in the last four games and will face a Flyers team who have lost three of their last four.
Enroth gets the crease for the Sabres on Thursday.
Enroth allowed five goals on 31 shots in the Sabres loss to the Hurricanes last Thursday. He has lost five in a row while allowing a combined 19 goals on 148 shots (.872 SV%). His recent struggles led to Michal Neuvirth starting the last two games, but Enroth will be back in goal tonight vs. a Wild team who have lost six consecutive games.
Stewart (illness) is likely out vs. the Red Wings.
Stewart has been battling the flu as of late and was not on the ice for the Sabres morning skate, so don’t expect him to be in the lineup tonight vs. Detroit. Matt Ellis has been recalled from Rochester (AHL) and will replace Stewart in the lineup.
Neuvirth made 45 saves on 47 shots in the Sabres 2-1 loss to the Lightning on Friday. It was an awesome effort from Neuvirth, who is still looking for his first win since November 18th. Tonight he will start vs. fellow Czech Petr Mrazek on a night where the Sabres will retire Czech legend Dominik Hasek’s jersey. He is 1-1-0 with a .384 GAA and .896 SV% vs. Detroit.
The Sabres have recalled Matt Ellis from Rochester (AHL).
Sabres’ forward Chris Stewart has been battling the flu and likely won’t play tonight so Ellis has been recalled and should be in the lineup for the Sabres. The reason to recall Ellis instead of another forward is that Dominik Hasek’s jersey will be retired tonight and Ellis is the only current Sabre to have played with Hasek.
Stewart (illness) is doubtful for Tuesday’s game vs. Detroit.
Stewart has missed practice for the last few days and is doubtful to play on Tuesday because he is “very sick” according to coach Ted Nolan. If Stewart is unable to go, expect Mikhail Grigorenko to be recalled from Rochester (AHL).