Banged-up Sabres getting much-needed rest
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Before coach Lindy Ruff gave his Buffalo Sabres a rare two-day break in the midst of the playoffs, he left them with one simple message.
"I told them it was well deserved," Ruff said Monday.
It's a much-needed one, too, for a Sabres team that's a little banged up and can use all the rest it can get in preparing to face the second-seeded Hurricanes in a best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series that opens Saturday at Carolina.
The fourth-seeded ...
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