Sabres Update: Tied Detroit, 3-3, in last start. . . . Are 1-2-1 in their last four starts with their last win coming at Montreal Nov. 28. . . . Were 2-1 against Flyers last season, winning at Buffalo and Philadelphia and losing a 4-3 game in overtime at the Spectrum. . . . This is the eighth meeting between the Sabres and a Patrick Division team this season. Buffalo is 2-3-2 against Patrick teams, but this is the first game against the Flyers. . . . Goaltender Daren Puppa, defenseman Mike Ramsey and center Pierre Turgeon did not accompany the team here Wednesday. Puppa is skating again but still bothered by a back problem. Ramsey is slowed with a rib injury and Turgeon, who was thought to be at least possible for the game, has a twisted knee. . . . Defenseman Grant Ledyard has four assists in his last six games. . . . With Turgeon out, Dave Snuggerud has the longest current consecutive games streak among the Sabres with 126. . . . Dave Andreychuk is now the leading goal scorer (12). . . . Benoit Hogue is three points away from matching Turgeon's team leading 24.
Flyers Update: Lost to visiting Edmonton Oilers Sunday, 6-2. . . . Are 10-6-1 at home (5-4-1 in last 10), 11-4-0 against teams outside the Patrick Division and 6-3-1 in their last 10 overall. . . . Defenseman Jiri Latal is due back from a knee injury and could play. Defenseman Jeff Chrychrun has a wrist injury and will not play.