A quick report from Thursday’s morning skate before game with Sabres.
Ondrej Pavelec will get the start in goal, his first against Buffalo.
Todd White took part in the morning skate. He looked fine and said he felt much better today than yesterday. Looks like he will go.
Nik Antropov took part in the skate, but was on the side when the team skated in line combinations. Both he and coach John Anderson said it was likely he would return to the lineup after a missing four games with a hip injury, but we will see.
Boris Valabik is in on defense, his second straight game. Anssi Salmela and Mark Popovic are the defensive scratches.
Here are the line combinations used at the skate (again in no particular order):