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Sabres, Lightning set for rematch

Tuesday, 10.25.2011 / 1:20 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Sabres, Lightning set for rematch
In the Sabres' 3-0 loss to the Lightning over the weekend, Tyler Ennis was injured in the opening minutes. He did not return and will be out indefinitely with an ankle injury.

That means coach Lindy Ruff needs to shuffle his lines for the rematch Tuesday. Here is what he'll likely start the game with:

Thomas Vanek - Luke Adam - Jason Pominville
Ville Leino - Derek Roy - Drew Stafford
Nathan Gerbe  - Matt Ellis - Patrick Kaleta
Cody McCormick - Jochen Hecht - Brad Boyes

Robyn Regehr - Tyler Myers
Jordan Leopold - Christian Ehrhoff
Andrej Sekera - Marc-Andre Gragnani

Meanwhile, Tampa has won two straight, with backup goaltender Mathieu Garon getting the 21-save shutout in the last game. Coach Guy Boucher said he'll stick with Garon until struggling starter Dwayne Roloson rights himself.

The potential line combos for this game, as they were used mostly in the previous game:

Martin St. Louis - Vincent Lecavalier - Brett Connolly
Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Teddy Purcell
Tom Pyatt - Nate Thompson - Adam Hall
Blair Jones - Dominic Moore - Steve Downie

Eric Brewer - Victor Hedman
Brett Clark - Pavel Kubina
Marc-Andre Bergeron - Matt Gilroy
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