Daren Puppa played goal for the first time in 18 years March 18. ©2019, Cory Puppa

Return to ice special for former Sabres goalie Daren Puppa, family

BUFFALO – The patchwork of equipment former Sabres goalie Daren Puppa cobbled together hardly fit his 6-foot-4 frame.

The small pads prevented Puppa from butterflying, the technique he utilized throughout his successful 15-year NHL career. He said the size 13 skates felt “like boats.” The long stick kept him from getting into the proper crouch.

Still, some ill-fitting gear wasn’t going to spoil Puppa’s comeback March 18 at HarborCenter.

“I was out there,” Puppa, 54, ... Read the full article