BOSTON – The Buffalo Sabres
have won four in a row, including a 5-1 victory Friday night against Ottawa.
But tonight against the Boston Bruins
they’re still going to make a slight lineup change because forward Patrick Kaleta
is scheduled to return from a four-game suspension.
“Sitting out’s not the best feeling in the world,” said Kaleta after the Sabres’ optional morning skate at TD Garden. “But I’m finally getting back into the swing of things, getting back into the routine and I’m ready for a big game tonight.”
Kaleta was suspended Nov. 4 for head-butting after he jumped into a crowd of players battling for the puck and struck Philadelphia forward Jakub Voracek
in the chest and face. In announcing the suspension, NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan
pointed out that the latest incident was Kaleta’s third in less than two years. The Buffalo wing says he’s attempting to mend his ways.
“You learn from your mistakes,” he said. “And like I’ve been saying for the past little while here, it’s about changing my game and I’ve been working pretty hard at it since the beginning of summer. It was a little bump in the road, but you can’t let it bother you and you come back and play the same way I was before.”
is scheduled to get the start in goal tonight after Jhonas Enroth
beat the Senators.
Here is the projected lineup for the Sabres:
- Luke Adam
- Jason Pominville
- Derek Roy
- Drew Stafford
- Paul Gaustad
- Brad Boyes
- Matt Ellis
- Patrick Kaleta
- Jordan Leopold
- Andrej Sekera
- Christian Ehrhoff