TORONTO – As promised following Tuesday’s 4-3 home loss to Philadelphia, interim Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan will make lineup moves for tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs inside the Air Canada Centre.
Winger Drew Stafford (upper body) will return from a four-game absence. Tough guy John Scott will play after being a healthy scratch Tuesday.
Nolan said Marcus Foligno was banged up against the Flyers and will sit. The winger’s day-to-day. Winger Linus Omark, who has one point in nine games, will also be scratched.
“It’s just we need a different look here tonight, so we thought John would be better suited for a fourth-line position,” Nolan said about sitting Omark.
Defenseman Tyler Myers will also return from his three-game suspension for hitting New Jersey’s Dainius Zubrus in the head.
“It’s huge to have him back,” Nolan said.
Last Tuesday’s now postponement against Carolina forced Myers to wait a little longer.
“It feels good to be back,” Myers said. “I had to wait an extra day.”
Defenseman Alexander Sulzer will sit tonight.