Buffalo will get its lone All-Star back in the lineup tonight, as Ryan O’Reilly returns from an 11-game absence to face the Habs at First Niagara Center.
O’Reilly, who’s been out of the lineup since Feb. 19 with a foot ailment, is the Sabres’ leading scorer and one of head coach Dan Bylsma’s workhorses up front, averaging nearly 22 minutes per night.
The Sabres are no doubt pleased to have O’Reilly back in the mix. The club went 4-5-2 in his absence.
In what appears to be a related move, Buffalo has assigned forward Daniel Catenacci to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.