With the season winding down to a close with the Sabres having 14 games remaining, the roster is wearing a little thin, with injuries to several players in recent games.
Goaltender Jhonas Enroth will not join the team on their upcoming five game road trip, suffering a lower-body injury on Sunday, March 16 in a 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
Goaltender Michal Neuvirth missed the game against the Canadiens, but will be able to make the road trip. He will be joined by fellow goalie Nathan Lieuwen, who is fresh off his NHL debut in relief of Enroth on Sunday night after being recalled from the Rochester Americans. For insurance in case Neuvirth is unable to play, goalie Matt Hackett has also been recalled from the Amerks as an emergency backup.
Defenseman Tyler Myers will not be on the road trip to start after suffering an elbow injury against the New York Islanders on Saturday, March 15, but interim coach Ted Nolan said it’s possible he could join the team later on the road.
Forward Zemgus Girgensons will also not make the trip, with Nolan stating he is "still quite a ways from getting back." Girgensons suffered a lower-body injury against Tampa Bay Lightning on March 6.
Forward Torrey Mitchell is still out on a “week to week” basis after suffering a lower-body injury blocking a shot in his Sabres debut on March 6.
The Sabres will start their road trip in Calgary against the Flames on Tuesday, March 18. The game is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Eastern time.