Sabres will get Ennis back on Saturday

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After a 12-game absence, it looks like the Buffalo Sabres will get forward Tyler Ennis back in their lineup for Saturday’s game against Chicago.

Ennis hasn’t played since Nov. 23 because of an upper-body injury.

“You never want to wait, because you’re competitive and you want to play,” Ennis said. “It’s tough to sit and watch, but at the same time, it’s important to rest up and heal. I can’t wait to play [Saturday].”

Ennis practiced on a line with Jack Eichel and Evander Kane.

The 26-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 19 games in ’15-16.

Top defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen took a maintenance day on Friday, but he’s also expected to be in the lineup on Saturday afternoon.

The Sabres are currently seven points behind Florida for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.