After another solid road effort in Wednesday night’s 4-1 win in Atlanta, the Sabres were back on the ice at HSBC Arena for practice on Thursday. Among those on the ice was forward Jason Pominville
, who took part in his first practice session since suffering a concussion last Monday versus Chicago.
Pominville took part in full-team drills and, following practice, said he felt good.
“It felt good, definitely a big step,” Pominville said. “Yesterday I was out there on my own and didn’t really do much, just skated around and shot a few pucks. Today, to actually be able to participate in a few drills was good and I felt good so that’s a big step.”
A timetable has not been put on his return, but Pominville is happy with his progress.
“From one day to another it’s gotten better and better. I’m pretty encouraged.”
I think the pace of our game has been so much better,” he said. “I think we can take what we did the last two road games and bring that back home with us (Friday versus Ottawa). I like our focus. - Head Coach Lindy RuffTyler Myers
was one of three Sabres to score his first goal of the 2010-11 campaign in Wednesday’s win, joining Tyler Ennis
and Thomas Vanek
. The reigning Calder Trophy winner was pleased with the team’s performance as they snapped a five-game winless streak.
“It felt good, for sure,” Myers said. “Coming off five losses, it was nice to get a win, especially with the effort we put in.”
Myers, who led Buffalo defensemen in scoring last season with 11-37-48, scored on a second period power play in Atlanta on Wednesday. Last season, three of his 11 goals came with the man advantage.
Like Myers, Head Coach Lindy Ruff liked the way his team played in Atlanta.
“I think the pace of our game has been so much better,” he said. “I think we can take what we did the last two road games and bring that back home with us (Friday versus Ottawa). I like our focus.”
Representatives from USA Hockey were on hand at Sabres practice this morning in advance of tonight’s 38th annual U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, which will be held at HSBC Arena. The 400 guests who will be in attendance tonight will see Jeremy Roenick, Kevin and Derian Hatcher, Art Berglund and Dr. V. George Nagobads inducted as the Class of 2010.