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Sabres Camp: Boyes back in comfort zone

Saturday, 09.17.2011 / 6:11 PM

By Lindsay Kramer - NHL.com Correspondent / Super Saturday

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Sabres Camp: Boyes back in comfort zone
BUFFALO -- Buffalo finally got to see the real Brad Boyes on Saturday -- or, at least how he'd define that term.

Boyes was back at his natural position of right wing, skating with Jochen Hecht and Matt Ellis. After the Sabres acquired him from St. Louis last season, injuries to Derek Roy and Hecht forced Buffalo to try Boyes at the much less familiar position of center. He contributed five goals and nine assists in 21 games.

Boyes stressed versatility over personal preference, but sounded like he's leaning right.

"I got pretty comfortable on the wing (previously). Moving to the middle changes your mindset. I'm looking forward to getting back,'' he said. "I'm not worried at all where I play. If they want me to play middle all season, I have no problem with that -- or vice versa."
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[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday