Ryan Miller injured, will not play; Lalime likely

Updated: November 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm by Reggie Yinger

Miller was not practicing tonight and is too hurt to play.  Patrick Lalime will start in net.  No word on the extent of the injury, yet.

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Ryan Miller told Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 today that he is ready to return to the lineup.  No news if coach Lindy Ruff will actually play him tomorrow when the Buffalo Sabres host the Washington Capitals

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Rookie Jhonas Enroth will take another turn between the pipes tomorrow night when the Buffalo Sabres play the New Jersey Devils.  Miller remains optimistic he can play on Thursday when the team travels to New York to face the Rangers.

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Miller practiced with the team today but is listed as doubtful to start on Wednesday against the New Jersey Devils.  According to Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News, the Olympian is more likely to get between the pipes against the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden:

Miller was hoping he could return for Wednesday’s game in New Jersey, but coach Lindy Ruff hinted there was a better possibility his goaltender would be be back the following night against the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. Miller said he felt soreness while moving from side to side during the 90-minute workout at HSBC Arena.

As always we will keep you updated as we receive more news.  No news as to whether the team would play backup Patrick Lalime or rookie Jhonas Enroth should Miller not be able to go.

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Ryan Miller will not play tonight, leaving Lalime as the expected netminder.  According to Bill Hoppe of MSG, via Twitter, Miller will miss both games this weekend.

No news if rookie Jhonas Enroth gets another look between the pipes.

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According to the Buffalo Sabres, via Twitter, superstar goalie Ryan Miller will not play tonight.  The starting goalie has been afflicted with a lower-body injury and is listed as day-to-day.

Stay tuned for a more information as it comes in.

Patrick Lalime was the first goalie off the ice today, which likely indicates he will start against the team that eliminated the Sabres from the playoffs last year.

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