Game Day

BRUCE GARRIOCH -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:00 AM ET

SENATORS AT SABRES

TONIGHT

HSBC Center, 7 p.m.

- TV: TSN.

- Radio: Team 1200 AM, CJRC 1150 AM, Star 96 FM (Pembroke), Jewel 1220 AM (Cornwall) and Kix 102.7 (Kingston).

PROFILE

25 MIKE GRIER RW

AGE: 30 HT: 6-foot-1 WT: 220 lbs.

2005-06 STATS: 11 GP 1 G 2 A 3 PTS 2 PIMs

THE SKINNY: Is in his second season with the Sabres. Was dealt to Buffalo on March 9, 2004 from the Capitals in exchange for former Senators No. 1 pick Jakub Klepis ... Is a graduate of Boston University ... Has two goals and two assists in 17 career games against the Senators ... Is in his 10th NHL season ... In the 2002-03 season with Washington, he was one of only five players to play in all 82 games for the Caps.

BLACK AND BLUE REPORT

- SENATORS: D Anton Volchenkov (bruised rib) day-to-day, but may not play.

- SABRES: D Toni Lydman (groin), not expected to play; LW Taylor Pyatt (possible concussion), not expected to play.

NOTEBOOK:

BUFFALO -- Expect to see G Ryan Miller make the start for the Sabres tonight. He made 30 stops in a 5-0 opening-night loss to the Senators at the Corel Centre ... Here are the Sabres lines: Jochen Hecht-Daniel Briere-J.P. Dumont, Thomas Vanek-Chris Drury-Mike Grier, Ales Kotalik-Tim Connolly-Maxim Afinogenov and Andrew Peters-Paul Gaustad-Adam Mair. The defensive pairings: Jay McKee-Henrik Tallinder, Dmitri Kalinin-Rory Fitzpatrick and Brian Campbell-Teppo Numminen ... Campbell, a former 67's defenceman, has had a tough time staying in the Buffalo lineup. He had been a healthy scratch until recently, when D Toni Lydman suffered a groin injury ... The Senators are 6-1-0 when they score first this season ... LW Dany Heatley goes into tonight's game on a club-record 10-game point-scoring streak. Heatley had two goals against the Sabres in the opener ... The Senators are 7-0 against teams in the Northeast Division this season ... The Sabres are coming off a 6-4 victory over the Islanders on Saturday on Long Island. The club scored four power-play goals in the game. Buffalo backup G Martin Biron made his season debut and turned aside 33 shots in the victory. Prior to Saturday's game, Miller had played every minute of the Sabres' first 10 games.


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