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Sabres defenseman Craig Rivet will be ready for start of the season

Sep 13, 2010, 4:39 PM EST

craigrivet1.jpgSabres captain Craig Rivet is set to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery.

The Sabres reliance on Rivet this year is relatively important. Not only being the team captain, he’s the lynchpin to their defensive work along the blue line as well. While the Sabres added Shaone Morrisonn in the off-season, the rest of their defensive crew isn’t quite as deep.

The Sabres run about seven deep on defense so any injuries to anyone will make life difficult and digging into the AHL in Portland won’t offer much experienced relief.

 

  1. Kry - Sep 13, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    “he’s the lynchpin to their defensive work along the blue line as well.”
    Ahem…cough…cough…Tyler Myers

  2. Anonymous - Sep 14, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    Lynch pin? I love profootballtalk, so I thought I would give you a shot. But you clearly know jack about the Sabres. He was brutal last year. -6 in the books, but trust me he was far worse than that.

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