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Sabres' Miller returns to lineup

Friday, 12.02.2011 / 12:52 PM

By Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor / At the Rink blog

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Sabres' Miller returns to lineup
The Buffalo Sabres will have goalie Ryan Miller in uniform tonight when they host the Detroit Red Wings (7:30 p.m. ET, NHLN-US).

Miller hasn't played since a collision with Boston's Milan Lucic during a Nov. 12 game left Miller with a concussion and whiplash, but Ruff said Miller passed a baseline test this morning and will be available.

However, Ruff did not say whether Miller or Jhonas Enroth would start in net tonight. The Sabres play in Nashville tomorrow, so it's likely that if Miller sits out tonight, he'll be in the lineup against the Predators.

The banged-up Sabres also will have forward Tyler Ennis in the lineup tonight. Ennis hasn't played since Oct. 22 due to an ankle injury.

"We need healthy players," said Ruff. "We had guys that filled in and did an adequate job. The quicker we get healthy the better we can be."

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.

Contact Adam Kimelman at akimelman@nhl.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NHLAdamK
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