Game day

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 12:48 PM ET

SABRES AT SENATORS:

TONIGHT:

Corel Centre

7 p.m.

- TV: CBC

- Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall).

PROFILE:

48 DANIEL BRIERE C

AGE: 28 HT: 5-foot-10 WT: 178 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 1 GP 2 G 1 A 3 P 0 PIMs

THE SKINNY: The Gatineau native was a first- round selection of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2004 NHL entry draft ... Dealt to the Sabres by the Coyotes for Chris Gratton a draft pick on March 10, 2003 ... Will be a co-captain of the Sabres this season along with C Chris Drury ... Played for SC Bern in the Swiss Elite League last year during the lockout and also suited up with Dany Heatley at the world championships ... Had 28-37-65 for the Sabres in 2003-04.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT:

- SABRES: D Dmitri Kalinin (groin) day-to-day, but won't play; C Adam Mair (groin), day-to-day.

- SENATORS: RW Vaclav Varada (bruised right MCL), indefinite.

NOTEBOOK:

The Sabres are small, but quick. Here's a look at their lines going into the team's home game last night against the Bruins: Thomas Vanek-Daniel Briere-J.P. Dumont; Jochen Hecht-Chris Drury-Mike Grier; Ales Kotalik-Tim Connolly-Maxim Afinogenov, and Taylor Pyatt-Paul Gaustad-Andrew Peters. The defence: Jay McKee-Toni Lydman; Brian Campbell-Teppo Numminen, and Rory Fitzpatrick-Henrik Tallinder ... Expect to see G Ryan Miller make the start for Buffalo ...Coach Bryan Murray said backup G Ray Emery will get a start in one of the Senators' next three games. Expect to see him make his debut Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre ... Captain Daniel Alfredsson and D Wade Redden are the longest-serving members of the club with 630 games each ... There are still 1,750 tickets remaining for Monday's visit by the arch-rival Toronto Maple Leafs ... The Senators will play eight games against each of their Northeast Division opponents this season ... Rogers Sportsnet made it official yesterday, confirming a Sun report that former NHLer and Team 1200 afternoon co-host Garry Galley will handle analyst duties for 20 Senators games for Sportsnet East. As also reported yesterday by the Sun, Gord Wilson will work alongside play-by-play man Dean Brown for Senators local broadcasts on the A-Channel. Brown is also Sportsnet's Sens play-by-play voice.

bruce.garrioch@ott.sunpub.com


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