BUFFALO – In less than a week, top Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart went from centering some high-scoring wingers to playing fourth-line minutes between grinders.
So it wasn’t shocking the Sabres scratched the struggling 18-year-old for Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins inside the First Niagara Center.
Reinhart has zero goals, two shots and a minus-1 rating in his first five NHL games.
“Why do you sit out anybody?” Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. “It’s one of those things. He’s a young player …