It's the first home game for two of the newest Sabres, center Cody Hodgson and defenseman Alexander Sulzer, both of whom were acquired from the Vancouver Canucks at the trade deadline. Sulzer, however, likely won't play against the Hurricanes.
Here's how the Sabres' lineup could look when they hit the ice tonight:
Ryan Miller will start in goal, with Jhonas Enroth the backup. Monday's loss to Winnipeg was the Miller's first regulation loss in nine games. However, he's still 6-1-2 in his last nine games, with a pair of shutouts.
I first met him when I was 19 years old and he coached me for 13 consecutive years. I don't know how many athletes who have had that pleasure. Al Arbour was a man that left us not only feeling like champions, but left us with a lot of great memories that we can carry on through life.
— Islanders Hall of Fame defenseman Denis Potvin on former coach Al Arbour, who passed away Friday at the age of 82