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Sharpen Up: October 11, 2016

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Sabres reconvene for practice today at KeyBank Center. After an off day yesterday, we'll have a chance to see which injured players return to the ice with the team. 

Here's what you need to know. 

After practice on Sunday, coach Dan Bylsma was hopeful that at least Dmitry Kulikov (lower-body bruise) and Zach Bogosian (groin strain) would be back at today's practice. Ryan O'Reilly (muscle spasms) might be able to return, but Kyle Okposo (knee bruise) could miss Thursday's opener. 

With the NHL season starting tomorrow night, rosters for the start of the year will be set by 5 p.m. today. Accommodating for those injuries could push Buffalo's roster over the 23-man limit. We'll have to wait and see.

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In The Pipeline

If you missed yesterday's Sabres Prospects Report from Kris Baker, you have no excuse now. Connor Hurley and Cliff Pu are this week's headliners as they each had five-point weekends. Kris will be keeping us updated each Monday so now you know.


Goin' Green

If you're interested in helping make Western New York a little more beautiful, we have an opportunity for you. Check out our latest Green Team Event that, in partnership with the Buffalo Audobon Society, will work to clean up the North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve on Oct. 22. Check here for more info on how you can sign up to volunteer.


On Tap Today

After practice, look for the Ice Level Report from The Great Jourdon LaBarberino that will hit on the roster and other injury updates. Brian Duff is planning on looking at Buffalo's special teams in today's Sabres in :90 video report. 

Also today, Lauren Hall joins the fray and shares her reasons to be excited for the regular season - particularly the home opener. Don't miss the Party In The Plaza on Thursday, which starts at 5 p.m. Here's more info on that.


Vital Information

Speaking of which, here's some important stuff for you to know if you plan on coming to a game this year. There are new ways to enter the building thanks to our digital ticketing system and we asked Marcus Foligno and Zach Bogosian to help us explain it.

Video: Ticket Tutorial w/ Foligno and Bogosian

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