Unless you’ve been locked up and unplugged from the internet, radio or TV you’ve probably already heard by now that the Buffalo Sabres are reporting that Ryan Miller has a concussion and they’ve called up Drew MacIntyre from the Amerks.
MacIntyre had a solid weekend in Rochester saving 78 out of 80 shots faced. His stats make him look like he’s had a horrible start to the season but he hasn’t been bad and has improved as time has gone on. It’s doubtful he’ll see any action in Buffalo but he’ll be ready if needed.
This will give David Leggio a chance to now play consecutive games in a row with MacIntyre on the road. The Amerks don’t have another three in three weekend until the first weekend of December so they should be alright. Leggio has played about the same as MacIntyre and there’s no reason to doubt he’ll be able to step in and be the lead goaltender.
The Amerks are practicing in Buffalo late Monday morning to get a tour of the Buffalo facilities and also meet with the training staff there as well. They’re going to make sure the boys are in shape and not eating too many garbage plates. It’ll also act as motivation for the guys to see what amazing facilities are available at First Niagara Center and show them what’s available at the next level. The facilities aren’t bad at the War Memorial but compared to Buffalo they’re very basic. Once it’s time for a new lease at the War Memorial I can imagine the Sabres will want to invest in some remodeling.
You can read more about MacIntyre at these two links:
And in case you missed it, here’s an article on Leggio: