Anaheim (12-12-4) at Buffalo (17-10-1) 7:00 pm EST
BUFFALO, New York (Ticker) -- Coming off another impressive
road victory, the Buffalo Sabres will try to persevere amid a
rash of injuries when they host the surging Mighty Ducks of
Anaheim on Thursday.
The Sabres had four first-period goals and Martin Biron survived
a flurry in the third period by making 25 saves and improving
to 10-4-0-1. Biron, who has won each of his five meetings with
the Mighty Ducks, is one of a handful of healthy players filling
in admirably for Buffalo.
Biron has held firm while starting goaltender Ryan Miller
recovers from a broken right thumb. Center Daniel Briere
remains sidelined with an abdominal strain, and the Sabres were
dealt another blow this week.
On Tuesday, Buffalo learned it would be without right wing J.P.
Dumont for two to three months after surgery to repair a sports
hernia. He has six goals and eight assists in 19 games.
After winning the first four games of a five-game stretch at
home, Anaheim dropped a 6-2 decision to Carolina on Tuesday.