Buffalo Sabres Roster Report 2008-12-04

GOALTENDERS: Ryan Miller, Patrick Lalime.

DEFENSEMEN: Jaroslav Spacek, Andrej Sekera, Nathan Paetsch, Toni Lydman, Teppo Numminen, Henrik Tallinder.

FIRST LINE: Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy, Drew Stafford.

SECOND LINE: Paul Gaustad, Jochen Hecht, Jason Pominville.

THIRD LINE: Ales Kotalik, Clarke MacArthur, Mark Mancari.

FOURTH LINE: Andrew Peters, Adam Mair, Daniel Paille.


--RW Maxim Afinogenov is back in coach Lindy Ruff's doghouse. After being scratched for a pair of games last week, Afinogenov returned to play in the next three, but was minus-2. Ruff sent the embattled Afinogenov, who has a team-worst minus-10 rating, back upstairs to watch Monday's game against Nashville.

--RW Ales Kotalik played in his first game since hurting a hamstring on Nov. 14 against Columbus. He missed seven games.

--LW Thomas Vanek's two-game goal-scoring streak was snapped.

--C Derek Roy failed to record a point for only the second time in the last nine games.


--C Tim Connolly hasn't played since Nov. 14 because of a broken rib. He will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

--D Craig Rivet is day-to-day with an upper body injury sustained against Montreal on Nov. 29.

--RW Patrick Kaleta is day-to-day with a head/neck injury. Kaleta was hurt when checked into the boards by Montreal's Andrei Kostitsyn on Nov. 29.

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Added: December 4, 2008