The Sabres travel to Philadelphia to take on the Flyers in NHL action on Saturday night.
JVR update: I'm told he's "probably" out tonight vs. Buffalo, and yes, it's the flu. If he is out as expected, Cote should be in.— Sarah Baicker (@sbaickerCSN) November 14, 2009
Riley Cote looks to play in just the fourth game of his season tonight, moving from his cozy seat on press row to an equally cozy seat next to Brian Boucher at the end of the Flyers bench. The reason for Cote's likely insertion into the lineup? According to CSN's Sarah Baicker on Twitter, Rookie James van Riemsdyk has a case of the flu and "probably" will sit this evening. Don't expect Cote to see much ice time, if in fact he does get in the lineup. In three games this season, he's played a total of 7 minutes, 13 seconds.
The NHL’s general managers agreed Wednesday they will make a rule change dealing with hits to the head at their major annual meeting in March.
But at this point they have not agreed on how the change will be made, other than the goal is to eliminate blindside hits and perhaps contact between a shoulder and a player’s head.
What the league’s GMs did agree to do when their meetings in Toronto ended Wednesday was to establish a committee that will study the issue and make a report to the GMs at the March meeting. At that point, all of the GMs surveyed at the end of Wednesday’s meeting agreed there will likely be a rule change after further discussion.