Lehner — who suffered a high-ankle sprain all the way back on Oct. 8 — will be Buffalo’s starter at home versus Boston tonight.
It hasn’t been an easy rehab for the 24-year-old netminder.
“He spent a lot of time in the gym the best way he could but not being on his feet,” Sabres coach Dan Bylmsa told The Buffalo News. “It’s really been a process like training camp, getting back on his feet — seven full practices and he used the conditioning stint in Rochester to get some game time in the net. Three games, much like you would in preseason. We’re almost starting at the beginning of the season for Robin when he gets in net tonight.”
Lehner, who came to Buffalo through an offseason trade with Ottawa, cost the Sabres a first-round pick, which the Senators used to select Boston College star forward Colin White.
Jonas Gustavsson is expected to start for the Bruins.
— No official word on a Blackhawks starter in Toronto. Corey Crawford faced 40 shots last night in Montreal, so it may be Scott Darling‘s turn to keep Chicago’s winning streak alive. James Reimer will start for the Maple Leafs.