If you want a good dress rehearsal for what the Buffalo Sabres will look like this season, getting to KeyBank Center or getting to your TV screen tonight is a good bet.
The Sabres will have mostly a regular season lineup for their exhibition home finale against the Carolina Hurricanes. And it will have a regular season feel on the broadcast side as well, with a full telecast on MSG that begins with a pregame show at 6:30 and faceoff shortly after 7.
Coach Don Granato said after today’s morning skate that Craig Anderson will start in goal for the Sabres and will be backed up by Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen. Eric Comrie also took the skate but will not dress tonight. Also out will be Victor Olofsson and Anders Bjork up front and Jeremy Davies, Chase Priskie and Kale Clague on defense. Casey Fitzgerald and Sean Malone are injured and listed as day to day.
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