The Buffalo Sabres worked on their power play and special teams in practice on Tuesday and the power play units had some additions after going 1 for 4 against the Panthers on Saturday night. The Sabres power play through the season started strong in Europe, but has since settled to 8th in the league with a 21.9% conversion rate. The changes from Joe Buscaglia at WGR 550:
After being taken off the power play, Sabres forward Derek Roy was added in a different role than expected. He was at the point with Tyler Myers on the first power play unit. That's a change from the last point pair on the first unit, which was Christian Ehrhoff and Marc-Andre Gragnani. The forwards on the top unit remain unchanged, with Thomas Vanek, Jason Pominville and Brad Boyes heading up that unit.
The player exchanged for Derek Roy in the top unit? Marc-Andre Gragnani. In fact, Gragnani was playing on the penalty kill which leads to some assumptions that Mike Weber may see some time in the lineup. After starting the season with some offensive production, three points in the first six games, Gragnani has gone cold in the last four games with no points and only two shots on net.