In a step towards getting healthier, the Sabres have sent goalie Robin Lehner and defenseman Mark Pysyk to Rochester for a conditioning stint. The Americans don't play until Friday, when they play on three days straight against the Hershey Bears, Binghamton Senators and Syracuse Crunch.
Lehner suffered an ankle injury in the first game of the season and hasn't played since. Chad Johnson has played admirably in his place, but at times has looked a bit too Chad Johnson for the Sabres to win consistently.
Pysyk has been out since Nov. 17 with a foot injury, and the Sabres have missed him quite a bit on the blueline. He has one assist in 18 games this season.