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Rechlicz back

 The Wrecker is back. Here's Scott Gordon's explanation:

"He's part of our group of forwards and we want him for the next two games," Gordon said."He's an energy guy. Both teams know he's on the ice and on the bench. He provides a calming influence."

 Rechlicz knows he is not around for his offensive acumen, but he believes he can contribute to the team beyond fighting.

"I'm not here to score goals or bury the puck," Rechlicz said. "I'm here to bring energy. I want to be up on the bench, and when I'm not fighting, still using my body. I've got to start throwing the body checks."


Former Sabres goaltender Martin Biron said he's looking forward to making some noise from the bench today against his former team and hoping to aim most of his banter at Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman.

"Here you're sitting right in the action and right where the defensemen line up. Whoever's playing left is going to hear me a lot in the first and third period, which is going to be good. Hopefully it'll be Hank and Toni so I can really give them hell," Biron joked.


Looks like same lines as yesterday:






Dwayne Roloson in goal

Tags: Joel Rechlicz , Martin Biron

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