Sabres defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin will not participate in the team’s pregame skate ahead of its Pride night matchup with the Canadiens on Monday. The rest of Buffalo’s players will be wearing Pride jerseys, the Sabres said. Here’s what you need to know:
Lyubushkin cited fears about Russian law and what it would mean when he goes home to Russia in his decision.
The 28-year-old was born in Russia and started his career there. He returns home to his wife and children in the offseason.