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Sabres D Ruhwedel reflects on marathon bombings

Updated: April 16, 2013, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Sabres rookie defenseman Chad Ruhwedel has one more reason to be thankful for making the jump to the NHL.

Had Ruhwedel not elected to end his college career at UMass Lowell to sign with Buffalo last weekend, he would have likely spent Monday with his friends watching the marathon not far from the finish line where two bombs exploded.

"It's kind of hit me," Ruhwedel said, after practice Tuesday. "It's hard to think ...

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