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The Sabres have set their opening day roster at 23 players after sending Mike Weber to Portland and putting Paul Gaustad on the injured list.

Goaltenders







No.

Player

Ht

Wt

Age

Birthdate

07-08 Club

Hometown

30

Ryan Miller

6-2

166

28

July 17, 1980

Buffalo Sabres

East Lansing, MI

40

Patrick Lalime

6-3

189

 34

July 7, 1974

Chicago Blackhawks

St. Bonavanture, QB









Forwards







No.

Player

Ht

Wt

Age

Birthdate

07-08 Club

Hometown

61

Max Afinogenov

6-0

191

29

Sep. 4, 1979

Buffalo Sabres

Moscow, Russia

19

Tim Connolly

6-1

190

27

May 7, 1981

Buffalo Sabres

Syracuse, NY

37

Matt Ellis

6-0

207

27

Aug 31, 1981

Los Angeles Kings

Welland, ON

28

Paul Gaustad

6-5

225

26

Feb 3, 1982

Buffalo Sabres

Fargo, ND

55

Jochen Hecht

6-1

191

31

Jun 21, 1977

Buffalo Sabres

Mannheim, DEU

36

Patrick Kaleta

5-11

195

22

Jun 8, 1986

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo, NY

12

Ales Kotalik

6-1

227

29

Dec 23, 1978

Buffalo Sabres

Jindr Hradec, CZE

41

Clarke MacArthur

5-11

191

23

Apr 6, 1985

Rochester Americans

Lloydminister, AB

22

Adam Mair

6-1

208

29

Feb 15, 1979

Buffalo Sabres

Hamilton, ON

20

Daniel Paille

6-0

197

24

Apr 15, 1984

Buffalo Sabres

Welland, ON

76

Andrew Peters

6-4

247

28

May 5, 1980

Buffalo Sabres

St. Catherines, ON

29

Jason Pominville

6-0

186

25

Nov 30, 1982

Buffalo Sabres

Repentigny, QB

9

Derek Roy

5-9

188

25

May 4, 1983

Buffalo Sabres

Ottawa, ON

21

Drew Stafford

6-2

202

22

Oct 30, 1985

Buffalo Sabres

Milwaukee, WI

26

Thomas Vanek

6-2

208

24

Jan 19, 1984

Buffalo Sabres

Vienna, AUT









Defense







No.

Player

Ht

Wt

Age

Birthdate

07-08 Club

Hometown

5

Toni Lydman

6-1

204

31

Sep 25, 1977

Buffalo Sabres

Lahti, FN

27

Teppo Numminen

6-2

198

40

Jul 3, 1968

Buffalo Sabres

Tampere, FN

38

Nathan Paetsch

6-1

198

25

Mar 30, 1983

Buffalo Sabres

Leroy, SK

52

Craig Rivet

6-2

210

34

Sep 13, 1974

San Jose Sharks

North Bay, ON

44

Andrej Sekera

6-0

191

22

Jun 8, 1986

Rochester Americans

Bojnice, SVK

6

Jaro Spacek

5-11

204

34

Feb 11, 1974

Buffalo Sabres

Rokycany, CZE

10

Henrik Tallinder

6-3

214

29

Jan 10, 1979

Buffalo Sabres

Stockholm, SWE

 

 

Projected Lines (As per The Buffalo News)

Thomas Vanek-Derek Roy-Drew Stafford

Daniel Paille-Jochen Hecht-Jason Pominville

Ales Kotalik-Tim Connolly-Maxim Afinogenov

Andrew Peters-Adam Mair-Patrick Kaleta

Projected Defense Pairings

Henrik Tallinder-Craig Rivet

Toni Lydman-Teppo Numminen

Jaro Spacek-Andrej Sekera

Goalies

Ryan Miller-Patrick Lalime

Scratches

Matt Ellis-Clarke MacArthur-Nathan Paetsch