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Sharpen Up: November 4, 2016

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Sabres put 43 shots on goal last night, but only one found its way past Frederik Andersen as Buffalo's three-game winning was snapped last night. Marcus Foligno was the only Sabre to find the back of the net. He had nine of Buffalo's 70 shot attempts.   

Here's what you need to know. 


Video: BUF Recap: Sabres stymied by Andersen, lose 2-1

The Sabres certainly had their chances last night. Check out Jourdon LaBarber's recap for more on that. 

Let's hear from coach Dan Bylsma:

Video: BYLSMA: Postgame Interview

 Here's Foligno on the game:

Video: FOLIGNO: Postgame Interview


Welcome to the show, Will Carrier

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled forward William Carrier from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The 6-foot-2, 212 pounds. joins the Sabres for his first career recall after posting four points (3+1) in seven games with the Americans so far this season. The 21 year old had two goals and an assist in the team's last two games against the St. John's IceCaps.

The LaSalle, Quebec native, acquired by Buffalo from the St. Louis Blues in February 2014, logged career-high totals in goals (13), assists (17) and points (30) in 56 games during his second professional season with Rochester in 2015-16.

In a corresponding move, the Sabres have assigned forward Justin Bailey to Rochester.


Medical report

Bylsma announced before the game yesterday that defenseman Zach Bogosian is likely to miss a few weeks with a sprained MCL. Casey Nelson replaced him in the lineup, skating 14:05 with one shot and a minus-1 rating in just his second game of the season. 

Tim Murray produced some better news later on in the evening during an appearance on WGR 550. He said that Evander Kane, who crashed heavily into the endboards during the season opener and cracked a few ribs, is skating on his own and could be back as soon as next week. 

Quick Draw O'Graw

Ryan O'Reilly went 75 percent of his draws last night, going 21-for-28. He went up against Nazem Kadri most often, winning 10 of 12 draws. He also went 4-for-4 against Ben Smith and 3-for-4 against Auston Matthews.   

O'Reilly also led the team with seven shots on goal. 

On tap

The Sabres will practice today at KeyBank Center and then then out for a road trip through Ottawa and Boston. Buffalo will take on the Senators tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The TOPS Gamenight pregame show will start at 6:30 p.m. on MSG. We'll have full coverage of the game tomorrow, starting with the first Jourdon-penned Sharpen Up in the morning.

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