Backup Plan

The Sabres backup goalie is Drew McIntyre.  If you are like me, you had to look him up to get the details, which include a grand total of 2 NHL appearances since being drafted in 2001.  He’s had some solid years but has never made the jump.  Ryan Miller has his second concussion in 8 months.  Jhonas Enroth is playing great…but in the worst case scenario of Miller missing significant time it’s worth noting that Jhonas has only had one season with more than 50 appearances.  Combine that with all the back to back weekends the Sabres have, and you can see that Enroth is in a bit of unknown territory.  It’s early yet, and I wouldn’t want anyone to panic (not that this fanbase has done that this year AT ALL), but the goalie situation beyond Enroth gets interesting very quick if Miller isn’t any closer to returning after this week.  Something to keep an eye on.

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