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Sabres' Reinhart ready to earn his spot after starting camp at center

Sam Reinhart is no stranger to shifting from right wing to center. When the Sabres opened training camp Friday, he was in the middle.

He's excited about it. He is also aware he could be a right winger before camp is over.

"I've spent my whole career back and forth. I've been ready for it," Reinhart said in HarborCenter. "Like I've said in the past, I'm ready for every challenge thrown at me. I'm going to work with it the best way I can."

Reinhart centered for left wing Benoit Pouliot and right wing Stevie Moses during practice.

"There's a long way to go before the season starts," he said. "I'm going to let my play do the talking for me. I'm going to try and earn every opportunity that I get."

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Here were the forward lines and defense pairings during the Sabres' two sessions:

Forwards

Evander Kane-Jack Eichel-Jason Pominville
Zemgus Girgensons-Ryan O'Reilly-Kyle Okposo
Pouliot-Reinhart-Moses
Matt Moulson-Johan Larsson-Hudson Fasching
Seth Griffith-Jacob Josefson-Nick Baptiste
C.J. Smith-Evan Rodrigues-Cliff Pu
Nicolas Deslauriers-Kevin Porter-Justin Bailey
Vaclav Karabacek-Kyle Criscuolo-Eric Cornel
Brandon Hagel-Vasily Glotov

Defense

Brendan Guhle-Rasmus Ristolainen
Marco Scandella-Zach Bogosian
Nathan Beaulieu-Matt Tennyson
Jake McCabe-Taylor Fedun
Justin Falk-Victor Antipin
Josh Gorges-Cody Goloubef
Devante Stephens-Casey Nelson
Vojtech Budik-Brycen Martin
Austin Osmanski

 

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