While the beginning of the ’21-’22 season started with a win against Montreal 5-1 in Buffalo, the Sabres had heads held high and ready to begin the season looking toward the future. The city and fans got to enjoy one night of celebration before it all comes crumbling back to reality.
This morning head coach Don Granato announced Casey Mittelstadt (upper body) and Henri Jokiharju (lower body) are both out week to week and will not participate. With a roster already devoid of Jack Eichel, the Sabres certainly can’t afford to lose their replacement first-line center to injury so early in the season, likewise with the loss of top-pair defenseman Jokiharju. One thing is for certain, if the Sabres want to get a head start on the draft lottery, this certainly is a good start. Mittelstadt and Jokiharju combined for 30 points last season on a Buffalo team plagued for the bottom of the Atlantic division. Hopefully, the week-to-week term will be short enough for the couple to come back and make an impact on a porous Buffalo roster.
The Detroit Red Wings will open their preseason tonight in Pittsburgh. Game time at PPG Paints Arena is 7:00 pm ET. The Red Wings lineup will include four regulars from last season. Most of the top players will sit this game out but will likely play at home tomorrow night against Chicago. Regulars from last […]
The Bruins kick off their second preseason game tonight when they take on the New York Rangers at home. The Bruins dropped their first preseason game last Saturday, falling 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers on the road. Wins and losses during the preseason do not determine a team’s regular season trajectory, so there is no […]
After veteran defensemen Marc Staal and Danny DeKeyser weren’t re-signed this summer, the Red Wings are, for the second season in a row looking for two new alternate captains to back Dylan Larkin. New head coach Derek Lalonde said in his media availability Friday that he plans to name the alternates after the preseason wraps. […]