Gorges (knee) skated with the Sabres for the second straight day.
Gorges injured his knee on November 11th and was expected to miss multiple weeks. He has missed the last five games, but being on the ice again this morning suggests that he is only about 7-10 days away from returning to the Sabres blue line.
Enroth stopped 19 of 20 shots in the Sabres’ 4-1 win over the Sharks on Tuesday. It was an uncharacteristically easy night for Enroth, who shouldn’t get used to that kind of evening. He is 2-8-1 with a 3.63 GAA and .900 SV% and should be avoided on the road vs. Alex Ovechkin and the Caps.
The Sabres have placed Josh Gorges (knee) on injured reserve.
Gorges suffered a knee injury on November 11th vs. the Blues and is expected to miss multiple weeks. Placing Gorges on IR allowed the Sabres to recall Nathan Lieuwen from Rochester to back-up Jhonas Enroth while Michal Neuvirth is out. Tyson Strachan will continue to play on the top-pair with Gorges out.
Neuvirth left Tuesday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Sabres’ head coach Ted Nolan said that Neuvirth will be evaluated but “it’s not going to be day-to-day.” This is a tough break for Neuvirth who has played very well for a struggling Sabres team. This will leave Jhonas Enroth as the teams number-1 and with Matt Hackett nowhere close to ready, either Nathan Lieuwen or Andrey Makarov is expected to be recalled.
Neuvirth will be between the pipes for the Sabres on Tuesday.
Neuvirth allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Sabres win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. The W snapped a three-game losing streak for Neuvirth, who now holds a 3-5-1 record, 2.96 GAA and .918 SV%. Tonight, he faces a Sharks team he collected the win against in a 29-save performance on October 25th.