Sabres Debuting a Different Look for Tonight's Game Against Lightning

Following the trade deadline yesterday, the Sabres lineup had quite a different look at the morning skate today. According to the Sabres Twitter account, here is what the lines looked like:

From what Murray said in his press conference yesterday, it was clear that we would be seeing some young talent from Rochester make their way down to Tampa to play in tonight’s game. With the official announcement from the team coming this morning, it is looking like Mikhail Grigorenko, Tim Schaller, and Jerry D’Amigo are the players receiving the call-ups.

Out of all three of the call-ups, Jerry D’Amigo is the only one that has yet to play in a Sabres uniform this year. The Binghamton, NY native was acquired from the Colmbus Blue Jackets on December 16th, 2014 in exchange for Luke Adam. In 59 games played for the Amerks this year, D’Amigo has 26 points (9 G, 17 A) and has been playing as a wing with the unit’s top six forwards.

Jerry D'Amigo will play in his first game as a Buffalo Sabre tonight. The Binghamton, NY native has played on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets before being traded to the Sabres from the Blue Jackets last December for ex-Sabres forward Luke Adam. In 22 games played in the NHL, D'Amigo has 3 points (1 G, 2 A). Picture courtesy of graig Abel/getty Images

Jerry D'Amigo will play in his first game as a Buffalo Sabre tonight. The Binghamton, NY native has played on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Columbus Blue Jackets before being traded to the Sabres from the Blue Jackets last December for ex-Sabres forward Luke Adam. In 22 games played in the NHL, D'Amigo has 3 points (1 G, 2 A).

Picture courtesy of graig Abel/getty Images

Anders Lindback is the confirmed starter for the Sabres tonight. This will be Lindback’s first appearance since the Dallas trade that sent him to Buffalo. He will be pitted up against a team that he should be quite familiar with. Between 2012 and 2014, Lindback played in 43 games for the Lightning and had an 18-22-3 record. He was acquired by the Dallas Stars as a free agent on July 1st, 2014 after the Lightning decided not to renew his contract. Before being traded to the Sabres, Lindback started 10 games for the Stars and had a 2-8-0 record with a .875 save percentage.

Tonight's game will not be televised on MSG-B. Instead, NBC Sports will have the coverage on national television with the usual radio coverage being on the Sabres flagship station WGR 550. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

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