Mathieu Perreault will also return to the lineup in place of Cody Eakin. Perreault has been scratched in seven of the last 11 games for Washington. John Erskine will miss tonight's game as he continues to recover from a fall on his surgically repaired shoulder that occurred last Sunday at practice.
Meanwhile, the Sabres are missing nine regulars, including Ryan Miller, Brad Boyes, Tyler Myers and Tyler Ennis. To fill the roster, Buffalo recalled Brayden McNabb and Paul Szczechura from AHL Rochester.
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