The Sabres Observer
by @DaveDavisHockey on 03/08/11 at 11:44 AM ET
On his weekly radio show this morning, Sabres coach Lindy Ruff revealed that Mike Grier, Patrick Kaleta, and Jochen Hecht are all likely to be out of the lineup tonight against the Penguins in Pittsburgh. In fact, Kaleta has flown back to Buffalo to have his knee reevaluated.
Ruff said the Sabres “are looking into” calling up Mark Parrish, and there could even be a second callup due to an illness of an unnamed player. Parrish is a 6-time 20+ goal scorer with the Florida Panthers and New York Islanders, and has tallied 11 goals and 24 assists in 42 games this season with the Portland Pirates (AHL).
Update 9:21 am: Parrish callup has been confirmed, and Luke Adam will be joining him.
Update 2:19 pm: Sick player is Thomas Vanek; he will not play tonight.
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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003. He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene. Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.
Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo. In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition. After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.
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