Gaustad suffered a shoulder injury during a third period fight with Mike Rupp during the loss. The big center said, "It's good, I went out yesterday and skated before practice so I'm just trying to keep my legs while this injury heals up. It's up to me right now as far as getting the strength back. Once I get to a certain point and the doctor says he'll clear me, then I'll play."
7:44 p.m.: Just 38 seconds before the Sabres trudge to dressing room in a 3-1 hole, Tyler Myers beats them there. The rookie got ran over by an 18-wheeler with "Slater" on the back and has a bloody (broken?) nose.
Everyone was on the ice today except for winger Raffi Torres, who Ruff said had an MRI exam on his upper-body injury. "Hopefully it's just a day-to-day thing where we just have to get him feeling better," Ruff said.
--Kaleta (neck) and Tallinder (dizzyness) both took part in practice today. Ruff says that Tallinder felt good this morning and Kaleta was feeling better after the game last night
--Torres still not on the ice. He admits the injury occurred taking a one-timer in practice. He is skating, but not shooting