Sam Reinhart says often that playing with fast players makes him play faster, and his coach said Sunday that he'd like to see Reinhart move his feet a bit more. Having said that, it made sense to see Reinhart centering a dynamic skater like Tyler Ennis for the second-straight practice at KeyBank Center on Monday.
Reinhart has played on the left wing alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo through the first four games of the season, which Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said was done in an effort to "overload" his top line in the absence of Jack Eichel and Evander Kane. Now, in an effort to restore balance to his scoring lines, Bylsma has placed Reinhart on a line between Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons.
Through two days at practice, the coach has liked what he's seen.