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Sabres vs. Penguins preview: Ryan O'Reilly injured

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The Sabres have an afternoon game against the Penguins but will have to face them without their top forward.

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Game #60

Buffalo Sabres (24-28-7) vs.
Pittsburgh Penguins (29-20-8)

Puck Drop: 12:30 pm EST | First Niagara Center | Buffalo, NY
TV: NBC, SN | Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Penguins Blog: PensBurgh

One Questions

1. What will the Sabres do without Ryan O'Reilly?

They called up Justin Bailey, but this question is more about how to replace O'Reilly's 21+ minutes of top-line centerman duties. I would guess that today could be a tryout for Jack Eichel in the #1 role, unless the team wants to get crazy and put someone like Johan Larsson or David Legwand up there.

Projected BUF lines

Kane - ??? - Reinhart
McGinn - Eichel - Girgensons
Foligno - Larsson - Gionta
Deslauriers - Legwand - Moulson (Bailey)

Gorges - Ristolainen
Bogosian - McCabe
Pysyk - Weber

Goal: Robin Lehner