BUFFALO Tuukka Rask leads the Bruins out onto the ice and will get the start for Boston after getting yanked from his last game here at the First Niagara Center after giving up three goals on 10 shots. Ryan Miller gets the nod for a Buffalo Sabres team thats begun to turn things around here in February, but stands seven points out of a playoff spot with five teams ahead of them.
Shawn Thornton was taking regular turns with the Bs fourth line and it appears hell again overcome any lasting effects of the flu to play. Here are the projected lines for tonights game:
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.