Since the beginning of camp I have been against the promotion of Nathan Gerbe and Tim Kennedy to Buffalo Sabres to begin the season. With the events that took place today, I think I was wrong. Cody McCormick was sent to Portland and Drew Stafford and Toni Lydman are bot injured. Stafford is suffering from a concussion and has not been ruled out for Saturday. Toni Lydman might have a more serious injury to deal with.
The injury to Stafford and the demotion of McCormick will open the door for Tim Kennedy and Nathan Gerbe to step into the lineup. If the injury to Lydman is serious, there is no doubt that Myers will remain on the roster and that might open the door for Mike Weber. There is still a chance the Sabres might try to move a player to make room for the four youngsters.
The Sabres have 26 players currently in camp and have to get to 23 by Wednesday at 2pm. If the injuries are serious enough, they can put Lydman, Stafford and Mair on the injured list and keep everyone. We will know by tomorrow what will happen and Saturday we get started. Go ahead and share your thoughts in the comments. What players will stay and what players will go.
|Derek Roy||Steve Montador|
|Tim Connolly||Toni Lydman||Mike Weber||Ryan Miller|
|Daniel Paille||Drew Stafford||Henrik Tallinder|
|Adam Mair||Patrick Lalime|
|Jochen Hecht||Chris Butler||Nathan Paetsch|
|Tim Kennedy||Andrej Sekera||Craig Rivet|
|Mike Grier||Tyler Myers|