Practice was broken into two groups for the Sabres at KeyBank Center on Wednesday morning, and both featured players returning from the World Cup of Hockey. You had Dmitry Kulikov in the first session, participating in his first practice as a Sabre, and Jack Eichel in the second.
"The skill level of our team spiked today with both those guys on the ice," Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. "Jack's Jack, but to see Dmitry out there, his commanding presence, his skating ability … the ability of the D-men to get the puck up to the forwards improved today with Dmitry. It's good to see."