BUFFALO – Here are some quick updates on the Sabres currently biding their time playing in various European leagues during the NHL lockout. Expect more to trickle overseas as the work stoppage drags on and more games get canceled.
Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, Krefeld Penguins, DEL, Germany
The German, who played for Krefeld prior to his North American career, has six goals, 10 points, 16 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating in 11 games.
Center Tyler Ennis, SCL Tigers, National League A, Switzerland
Ennis has zero points and is a plus-1 in two games. A shoulder injury has sidelined him six contests. He’s supposed to return this weekend, a team spokesman said.
Defenseman Tyler Myers, Klagenfurter AC, Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, Austria
Myers, one of 11 NHL players skating in Austria, is pointless in two appearances. Perhaps Myers, an elite defenseman at his best, will break out soon as he reaches game shape and adjusts to the larger ice surface.
Defenseman Andrej Sekera, Bratislava Slovana, KHL, Slovakia
Sekera has two assists and two penalty minutes in six games.
Defenseman Alexander Suzler, Ingolstadt ERC, DEL, Germany
The German, who played for two DEL clubs prior to his North American career, has one assist and two penalty minutes in two games.
Winger Thomas Vanek, Graz 99ers, Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, Austria
Vanek, who returned to his native Austria amid much fanfare, is scorching after a slow start. He scored twice Sunday and has three goals, eight points, two penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in six games.