Dennis Persson has been called up as an emergency recall for tonight’s game two in Philadelphia. Seems to me that Shaone Morrisonn’s noggin isn’t 100% and Andrej Sekera hasn’t fully healed from whatever ailment has kept him out of the lineup. I was surprised to hear that Persson was the next man up from Portland other than a guy like TJ Brennan or Drew Scheistel. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Persson will see very little or no ice time at all tonight. it might be a more effective strategy to dress an extra forward and five defensemen. This likely create a serious hiccup in the Sabres’ gameplay for this evening. The puck possession battle was extremely skewed in game one, having one less defenseman can only hurt that stat.
Of note: Drew Scheistel has been out since January with a bum knee. Thanks to Kevin Snow for the update.