SUNRISE, Fla. - Casey Mittelstadt will return to the Sabres lineup when they open a two-game road trip against the Florida Panthers on Thursday, coach Don Granato announced.
Mittelstadt sustained an upper-body injury midway through Buffalo's regular-season opener against Montreal. He began skating with the team last Wednesday and has spent the last two practices centering a line with Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Asplund.
"It's obviously been nice to be back with the boys and get in some practice and have some contact," he said. "Get your timing back a little bit. Obviously, there's going to be a little bit of that done in the game, but yeah, I'm excited. I've been chomping at the bit for a while now. I'm definitely excited."