Ryan O’Reilly returned to the Buffalo Sabres training camp yesterday with a trophy to add to his list of accomplishments. The center won the recently-concluded World Cup of Hockey with Team Canada, and though he wasn’t on any of the top lines for the tournament, his contributions were widely acknowledged.
He spoke with Brian Duff for the ‘Sabres in :90’ segment about his goals for the upcoming season -
Here are his full comments in an interview after practice yesterday -
Earlier, coach Dan Bylsma talked about how important a player O’Reilly is to the side.
“Our team got smarter, it got better. It got harder-working. Our coaches got better today. When Ryan comes back, he's that type of player.”
O’Reilly will not play tonight, but will return to the ice tomorrow and Friday nights.