BUFFALO – Newly acquired winger Linus Omark will meet the Sabres later today in Boston and play Saturday against the Bruins, interim coach Ted Nolan said.
“He’ll take a spot in the lineup,” Nolan said after the Sabres’ brief practice this morning inside the First Niagara Center. “I’m not 100 percent sure exactly where we’ll put him yet. But he’ll play tomorrow night.”
The Sabres dealt a conditional sixth-round draft pick to Edmonton on Thursday for Omark.
The Sabres have a roster spot with center Cody Hodgson (hand) out after blocking a shot in Thursday’s 4-2 win against Boston.
Nolan said Hodgson, who’s on injured reserve, is out “maybe a week or two or three.”
“I’m not 100 percent sure yet,” he said.
Brian Flynn centered Marcus Foligno and Matt D’Agostini today, Hodgson’s old spot.
Meanwhile, captain Steve Ott had a maintenance day today.