BUFFALO – A couple of quick updates from HarborCenter, where the Sabres practiced almost an hour today following a day off:
When they return, the Sabres likely won’t keep eight defenders. They might, however, keep seven.
“We haven’t been at that situation the whole year long,” said coach Dan Bylsma, whose Sabres host the New York Islanders on Friday. “Frankly, it’s a new situation for us here at the 29-game mark. I think each defenseman that’s stepped up and played for us has brought a little bit different element.”
– Winger Evander Kane, played beside Jack Eichel and on the fourth line in Tuesday’s 6-3 win against Los Angeles, practiced on the fourth line.