The Sabres went through their third day of training camp Sunday with one notable exception: Marco Scandella. The defenseman, who had arthroscopic surgery on his left hip in May, took a maintenance day. "He really went after it yesterday, just testing it out," coach Phil Housley said in HarborCenter. "He's a little sore, so it's no sense in rushing him back to play." The Sabres' opening practices have been high-tempo, skate-heavy affairs. For the last two days, each group has skated for 45 minutes on one rink and immediately started another 45-minute session on the other rink. While Scandella is expected to be recovered by the season opener Oct. 5, Housley saw no reason to push the defenseman early.
Sabres' Scandella takes maintenance day to ease back from hip surgery
Buffalo News | Sep 17