News:Jhonas Enroth made 37 saves on 39 shots but took the loss against the Jets on Monday.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth is the clear backup to Ryan Miller, but with the Sabres now having nothing to play for they might give Enroth another start with just two games left in the season.
News:Jhonas Enroth is slated to start Monday's game against the Jets, Buffalo News writer Mike Harrington reports.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth gets the nod Monday, with the Sabres also in action Tuesday against the Penguins, a game that Ryan Miller will presumably start.
News:Jhonas Enroth allowed four goals on 15 shots in relief of Ryan Miller during Friday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth didn't fare much better than starter Ryan Miller on Friday, as the Rangers thrashed Buffalo. Enroth might see a start in the season's final week, as he's won his last two, but his time as a whole in Buffalo could be numbered with the Sabres' acquisition of Matt Hackett from Minnesota in the Jason Pominville deal.
News:Jhonas Enroth made 32 saves on 33 shots in a win over the Lightning on Sunday.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth has started Buffalo's last two games, both wins, and he only let in one goal on 62 shots. He's only played in 10 games so far, but maybe he has earned a couple more starts down the stretch.
News:Jhonas Enroth smothered all 29 shots the Flyers sent his way Saturday to pick up his first shutout of the season.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth has only started six games this season and Saturday's performance was easily his finest to date. He could see a few more chances before the end of the year, but Ryan Miller is expected to start Sunday and remains the No. 1 goalie in Buffalo, despite the team's well-documented struggles.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start between the pipes against the Flyers on Saturday.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth played the third period of Thursday's loss to the Canadiens after starter Ryan Miller was removed from the game. He isn't an awful streaming option against a struggling Philadelphia team, but Enroth doesn't play all that often and hasn't been particularly effective when given the opportunity. Saturday's start will be his first since March 30.
News:Jhonas Enroth made 35 saves in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was a heartbreaking loss for Jhonas Enroth -- the Caps tied it up in a flurry with just 40 seconds remaining. He doesn't get many starts so he's best used as a waiver pick-up and drop in daily formats ... depending on the match-up, of course.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start against Washington on Saturday, Buffalo News writer Mike Harrington reports.
Analysis: The Caps are far from intimidating, but the same is true for Jhonas Enroth's GAA of 2.99 on the year. You would ideally have a better option Saturday.
News:Jhonas Enroth smothered 32 of 34 shots in Tuesday's overtime win over the Canadiens.
Analysis: He drew a tough task against a Montreal team that had been winning -- and scoring -- consistently, and won despite facing 13 more shots than his team was able to put on Carey Price. An impressive start for the young backup, who gets so few opportunities behind Ryan Miller.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Tuesday's game against the Canadiens.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth is 2-0 in his career against the Habs -- winners of five straight -- with both of those wins coming at the Bell Centre, where the Sabres play Tuesday.
News:Jhonas Enroth is on track to start Tuesday's game against the Canadiens.
Analysis: It's not a cake draw for Jhonas Enroth, though, as the Habs are on a five-game roll, having notched 19 goals during that span.
News:Jhonas Enroth, starting in place of Ryan Miller (illness), stopped 32 of 33 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the Rangers.
Analysis: He had to withstand a strong push by New York in the third period, but stood tall for his first win in his five games (four starts) this season.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller is currently dealing with a sinus infection, opening the door for Jhonas Enroth to make just his fourth start of the season. He hasn't won yet this year, though he did have a positive outing in his last game, allowing two goals on 29 shots in an OT loss to the Devils on March 7.
News: Although Jhonas Enroth was forced to leave Thursday's game after allowing the game-tying goal to New Jersey's Patrik Elias, it's thought he suffered just a cramp and should be fine, according to The Buffalo News. He stopped 27 of 29 before exiting.
Analysis: The night was a buzzkill for Jhonas Enroth, who was 1:06 away from picking up his first NHL win in 15 months, but Ryan Miller had to replace him and the Sabres ended up losing in the shootout. At least Enroth made a good impression in his first start under new coach Ron Rolston, and he significantly improved his unsightly GAA and save percentage, which stood at 4.75 and .847 entering the night.
News:Jhonas Enroth left Thursday's game with the Devils late in the third period with an apparent lower body injury. He was helped off the ice.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth looked to suffer a knee injury reaching for a rebound on what was the Devils' tying goal with 1:06 left. He was helped off the ice and Ryan Miller entered the game for regulation's final minute and the ensuing overtime period.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Thursday's game against the Devils.
Analysis: The Sabres have dropped two straight games, but working in Jhonas Enroth's favor Thursday is that he will get a crack at a New Jersey squad in the midst of a six-game losing streak.
News: Updating a previous report, Jhonas Enroth will not start in goal for Sunday's game against the Penguins. He is now listed as the backup to Ryan Miller.
Analysis: A previous report had Jhonas Enroth as the top goaltender on the depth chart but with an off-day on Saturday, Miller will continue to lead the way for the Sabres.
News:Jhonas Enroth will make just his third start of the season on Sunday, according to the Sabres' official Twitter account.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth has not looked good this season, having given up four goals on 24 shots during his second start earlier this month while having a dismal 4.75 GAA and just a .847 save percentage over some very limited action. But hey, Ryan Miller can't start 'em all, can he?
News: Making his second start of the year, Jhonas Enroth allowed four goals on 24 shots in Tuesday's loss against the Senators.
Analysis: It's been a pretty hideous start for Jhonas Enroth, who has played only seven periods of hockey this year as Ryan Miller's backup and yet has managed to give up 11 goals.
News: Kevin Snow of Sabres.com reports that Jhonas Enroth is expected to start Tuesday's game against the Senators.
Analysis: Assuming this holds, then Jhonas Enroth would be making just his second start of the season on Tuesday. His first spot start in place of Ryan Miller occurred back on Jan. 24.
News:Jhonas Enroth made his first appearance of the year Thursday against Carolina and allowed five goals on 37 shots in a losing effort.
Analysis: The 'Canes also picked up an empty-netter. Jhonas Enroth isn't going to see much playing time behind Ryan Miller in the first place, so he's got to take advantage whenever he draws the start. This was hardly an opportunistic performance, but the Buffalo defense did allow the Hurricanes to pepper him with 37 shots.
Sabres' Enroth To Get First Start Of Season Thursday
News:Jhonas Enroth will likely be in the net for the first time this season Thursday against the Hurricanes, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: With the Sabres hosting the Hurricanes on back-to-back nights, coach Lindy Ruff wanted to give No. 1 goaltender Ryan Miller a night off. The team will play five games over the next eight days, so it's conceivable that Jhonas Enroth gets another start during that stretch to keep Miller fresh.
News: Coach Lindy Ruff said Wednesday that Ryan Miller will likely start 36-38 games in goal in the shortened season, The Buffalo News reports, meaning Jhonas Enroth, the clear-cut No. 2 in Buffalo, is in line to receive about a dozen of the 48 starts.
Analysis: The team's and Jhonas Enroth's success will likely change things around a bit, but that's the general game plan heading into the season. Enroth is a good young goalie that posted a career-best 2.70 GAA and .917 save percentage last season, so he's worth looking at in the games you know he's playing. And we'll note the Sabres are one of those teams that don't typically play games in announcing their starting goalie, so we'll have that info on most occasions.
News:Jhonas Enroth has signed a two-game deal with Huddinge IK of the third tier of Swedish pro hockey, according to a tweet from Enroth himself.
Analysis: It's his hometown squad and the place he played both junior and senior hockey. And he'll get to play against his brother Mattias if he sticks longer than the two games -- the two squads play in early November.
News:Jhonas Enroth was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team during Wednesday night's NHL Awards ceremony.
Analysis: With all due respect to Jhonas Enroth, there were not a whole lot of options to choose from among the rookie goaltender crops. An 8-11-4 record, .917 SV% and 2.70 GAA hardly leaps off the page. Minnesota's Matt Hackett had a better season, but didn't play as many games as Enroth.
News:Jhonas Enroth stopped 37 of 40 shots Saturday, but the Sabres fell to the Bruins 4-3 in a shootout.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth was making a rare start in Buffalo's season finale and acquitted himself well. He finishes 2011-12 with an 8-11-4 record, but only made three starts after the All-Star break as the Sabres leaned on Ryan Miller.
News: The Sabres will wrap up their season schedule with Jhonas Enroth between the pipes Saturday at Boston, according to WGR Sports Radio 550's Paul Hamilton.
Analysis: With the Sabres officially out of the playoffs, it's no surprise to see Jhonas Enroth get the nod for Saturday's finale. Ryan Miller started an incredible 34 of 35 games down the stretch in what was ultimately a failed bid to get the Sabres back into the postseason. Enroth pitched in admirably earlier in the season when Miller was struggling, and will no doubt be back again next season to resume his backup role.
News:Jhonas Enroth made his first start since Feb. 16 and allowed three goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Bruins.
Analysis: Facing the defending champs on the road isn't exactly an easy task after sitting on the bench for so long, so you shouldn't have been expecting much Thursday, but Jhonas Enroth did battle Tim Thomas to a 1-1 tie well into the third period. It's best to look elsewhere for goalie starts in the season's final weeks, as Ryan Miller rarely needs a rest.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Thursday's game against Boston, the Bruins' official site reports.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth will give Ryan Miller, who backstopped Wednesday's overtime win, a rare break. It will be Enroth's first start since Feb. 16.
News:Jhonas Enroth is likely to make a rare start soon, reports the Sabres' official website. He hasn't started since Feb. 16 in Philadelphia, when he was pulled after allowing three goals on 18 shots.
Analysis: "We've got some back-to-back games that Jhonas will have to play", said coach Lindy Ruff. The young Swede has a respectable .917 save percentage, but will continue to see only limited action as long as Ryan Miller is healthy.
News:Jhonas Enroth made his first start since Jan. 18, but was pulled after allowing three goals on 18 shots in Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: Ryan Miller replaced Jhonas Enroth in the second period and didn't fare any better, as the Sabres were torched for seven straight goals. Enroth is unlikely to get many starts down the stretch as the desperate Sabres defer to their workhorse in Miller.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Thursday night against the Flyers, the Sabres' Twitter page reports.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth hasn't started a game since Jan. 18, when he gave up six goals to the Blackhawks.
News:Jhonas Enroth was the best Sabre on the ice in a 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night. He allowed three goals on 39 shots.
Analysis: He was alone on an island for most of the game -- his teammates started the game as though their skates were stuck in cement. He hasn't won since Nov. 26 but deserves a far better fate.
News:Jhonas Enroth was excellent Saturday against the Jets, making 39 saves and forcing the game into overtime. He ended up losing the game, 2-1.
Analysis: He has been outstanding in his last two starts, standing on his head and forcing both games to overtime. He has made 83 saves and allowed just four goals in those two games. He's a real battler but he's stuck behind Ryan Miller. Starts will be sporadic unless there's an injury.
News:Jhonas Enroth stood on his head Saturday night, making 44 saves in regulation and pushing the shootout to five rounds before the Senators pulled out a 3-2 win.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth could earn another start becuase of this effort. Ryan Miller's play has been very un-Miller like of late and maybe the little Swede could give his mates a boost.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres on Saturday, according to Bill Hoppe of MSG.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth will face Craig Anderson and the Senators as he tries to keep his goals-against average under 2.60 (it's currently 2.54). He will be making his 16th start of the season for the Sabres.
News:Jhonas Enroth will likely see a start this weekend with the Sabres having back-to-back outings and Ryan Miller making seven straight starts heading into Friday's action, The Buffalo News reports. "We're going to need Jhonas, obviously, with four games in six, and it's been a pretty heavy load," said coach Lindy Ruff.
Analysis: The Sabres are usually pretty good about announcing their goaltenders on game day, so if Miller starts Friday at Washington -- which appears likely -- then there's a good shot Jhonas Enroth will face the Senators on Saturday.
News:Jhonas Enroth relieved starter Ryan Miller on Saturday and gave up three goals on 11 shots.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth's impressive stretch in early November seems like a distant memory. Prior to Saturday, he had just two wins in nine starts (2-6-1) since Nov. 16.
News:Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Rangers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Two of the Rangers' goals came while they were shorthanded; another came on the power play. Jhonas Enroth has scuffled of late but he hasn't received much support, either. The Sabres have scored just a single goal in four of his last five starts. The skill is there -- he just needs a little help.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start in goal for the Sabres on Saturday night against the Rangers, according to Bill Hoppe of MSG.
Analysis: With Ryan Miller starting on Friday night, it makes sense that Jhonas Enroth will be between the pipes on Saturday night. Enroth has scuffled a bit of late, and with the Sabres struggling to score goals, it's a tough spot with a fired up Rangers team rolling into town.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Friday's game against the Red Wings, WGR in Buffalo reports.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth will start his 11th straight game Friday, but his days as the Sabres' full-time goalie will come to an end very soon with Ryan Miller cleared to resume playing after recovering from his concussion. Those that have been counting on Enroth as a regular starter should be prepared to find at least one more option at the goaltender position.
News:Jhonas Enroth surrendered two goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders, his third loss in the last four games.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth has been busy, starting the last 10 games for Buffalo while Ryan Miller recovers from a concussion. Unlike Enroth's previous two losses, where he gave up seven goals between the two, Tuesday's effort saw him keep Buffalo in the game. Look for Enroth to get the call until Miller returns.
News:Jhonas Enroth will see his 10th straight start Tuesday against the Islanders, according to WGR550.com.
Analysis: With an 8-3-1 record and several injured teammates returning, Jhonas Enroth looks like one of the better goalie plays in the board when you look at Tuesday's eight-game NHL slate.
News:Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves Saturday in a 5-1 win over Washington.
Analysis: The only goal he allowed came on a penalty shot. He's clearly re-writing the book that says NHL goalies have to be big boys -- the 5-10 Swede is tremendously athletic with great reflexes and obviously plays bigger than he is. Keep him rolling.
News:Jhonas Enroth is expected to start for Buffalo on Saturday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth continues to fill in for the injured Ryan Miller. He has done a fine job, recording a 7-3-1 record with a 2.40 GAA and a .922 save percentage -- hard for the Sabres to ask more of a backup.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start against Boston on Wednesday night, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: He's making his fifth straight start in place of the injured Ryan Miller (concussion) and figures to see a heavy workload as long as the Sabres' star netminder is unavailable. Jhonas Enroth is 7-2-0 with a 2.06 GAA and .931 save percentage this season over 11 appearances (nine starts).
News:Jhonas Enroth made 25 saves Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the Coyotes. He allowed three goals.
Analysis: It was his fourth straight start in relief of Ryan Miller. He came off a shutout Friday night and still looked fresh against the Yotes. Keep him rolling.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start Saturday against the Coyotes, reports the The Buffalo News.
Analysis: This makes back-to-back starts for Jhonas Enroth, who is coming in fresh off a 1-0 shutout victory over Carolina the previous night. Enroth continues to play very well in place of Ryan Miller, who remains out with a concussion. He should be in your starting lineup whenever he takes to the ice.
News:Jhonas Enroth stopped all 34 shots he faced Friday night as Buffalo downed Carolina 1-0.
Analysis: After letting in five goals by the Devils in his last outing, Jhonas Enroth bounced back nicely Friday and was named the game's first star. With No. 1 Ryan Miller out with a concussion, Enroth is going to get the majority of starts until his return. Enroth is now 7-1 on the season with a .935 SV% and a 1.95 GAA.
News:Jhonas Enroth turned aside 25 of 27 shots and two of three shootout attempts in Monday's win over Montreal.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth fared well in his first start since Ryan Miller was diagnosed with a concussion. Enroth maintained his perfect record on the season, 6-0, and figures to see the bulk of starts as long as Miller is out. There is no word yet, but odds are Enroth will be in the lineup when Buffalo faces New Jersey on Wednesday.
News:Jhonas Enroth will get the start Monday in Montreal after Ryan Miller was diagnosed with a concussion, reports the The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Miller took a nasty hit from Boston's Milan Lucic on Saturday night and was diagnosed Sunday with a concussion. "Hopefully it is not severe and hopefully it is not long term," Sabres' general manager Darcy Regier said. Jhonas Enroth has been more than capable backing up Miller; he's a strong roll Monday. There is no timetable for Miller's return.
News:Jhonas Enroth was pressed into action Saturday to start the third period after starter Ryan Miller left with an upper-body injury. He allowed three goals on 13 shots.
Analysis: He could be in line for a lot more action in the short term as the Sabres were quick to release information that Miller really does have an upper-body injury. He's been super-solid so far this season and should be a strong activation should Miller be lost for long.
News:Jhonas Enroth stopped 36 of 37 shots Friday night to lead Buffalo to a 5-1 win over Ottawa.
Analysis: There is now a full-fledged goalie controversy in Buffalo as Jhonas Enroth has been nothing short of outstanding to start the year. He has a 5-0 record with a 1.34 GAA and a .956 save percentage. With Ryan Miller having a tough start to the season, Enroth looks poised to get more time between the pipes.
News:Jhonas Enroth, not Ryan Miller, will be in net for the Sabres on Friday, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Why isn't Miller playing tonight? Perhaps history is the answer. Miller is just 13-15-2 in his career against the Senators while his record is 20-5-7 against Saturday's opponent, the Bruins. With each keeper playing one of the back-to-back games, it's a seemingly easy call as to where each netminder should fit in.
News:Jhonas Enroth, who made 29 saves in 2-1 win over the Flames on Friday night, got the tap for Saturday's game against the Senators. He made 25 saves through overtime and earned the 3-2 shootout win.
Analysis: He wavered early in the shootout on sharp goals by Milan Michalek and Jason Spezza but then shut down the Sens to give his boys a chance to win. He's 3-0 in games he's started and sports exceptional peripherals (.958 and 1.29 going into Saturday's game). Ryan Miller will always be "the man" in Buffalo but Jhonas Enroth is proving he could carry the mail should he need to. He's a great spot starter.
News:Jhonas Enroth is expected to start Friday's game against the Flames, according to Bill Hoppe of MSG.com.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth came on to relieve regular starter Ryan Miller on Wednesday against the Flyers and went on to stop all 15 shots he faced. However, with back-to-back games this weekend against the Flames and Sens, respectively, coach Lindy Ruff is likely just giving Miller an extra day to clear his head and get ready for what will surely be a heated battle against a divisional rival in Ottawa on Saturday. Enroth, despite his sparkling 2-0-0 record, 1.39 GAA and .955 SV%, is still very much in the backup role for the Sabres this season.
News:Jhonas Enroth relieved starter Ryan Miller in the first period of Wednesday's contest against Philadelphia with the Sabres trailing 3-0.
Analysis: Buffalo and Miller were blitzed early by the Flyers, as the Sabres allowed 11 shots when Miller got the hook. Jhonas Enroth is already confirmed as the Thursday starter against Columbus and the Buffalo backup has played well in his two starts this season, surrendering two goals in each win while stopping nearly 95-percent of his shots.
News:Jhonas Enroth will start in goal against Columbus on Thursday night, according to Jeremy White WGR 550 in Buffalo.
Analysis: Coach Lindy Ruff did say a start was coming this week for Jhonas Enroth. It made sense that that start would come against one of the slowest starting teams in the NHL.
News: Coach Lindy Ruff has said that Jhonas Enroth will get a start in one of the Sabres' three games this week, according to Bill Hoppe of MSG.com.
Analysis: The Sabres do not have a back-to-back game at any point in this week's schedule, but they do play a Columbus team that is sputtering offensively on Thursday. That seems like the most likely situation.
News:Jhonas Enroth will be the starting goaltender in Saturday's game against the Penguins, according to the Sabres' official Twitter page.
Analysis: Head coach Lindy Ruff plans to give Jhonas Enroth a start every three or four games to keep starting goalie Ryan Miller fresh for the entire season.
News:Jhonas Enroth played the entire game in Saturday night's win over Toronto, allowing two goals on 21 shots.
Analysis:Jhonas Enroth is getting thrown right into the fire by coach Lindy Ruff. He's gotten looks in all but one of Buffalo's preseason games this month, and if he can step up and just be an adequate backstop to Ryan Miller then the Sabres will have made a big step forward at that position for 2011-12.
News:Jhonas Enroth is the unquestioned backup in Buffalo heading into 2011-12, and has had a solid camp this far for the Sabres.
Analysis: Peace of mind goes a long way for Jhonas Enroth, who knows his spot is secured with the big club, which also means a big boy paycheck. In spot duty last year for Buffalo Enroth was up and down, but a season working with Ryan Miller can only do good things for teaching Enroth what it is to be a starting goaltender in the NHL, when his time comes. Coach Lindy Ruff says he'd like to see him get 20-25 starts this season.
News: The Sabres have re-signed Enroth to a multi-year contract, WBEN 930AM reports.
Analysis: With goalie Patrick Lalime having recently announced his retirement, Enroth becomes the favorite to serve as the backup to Ryan Miller in 2011-12. Last season, he recorded a 2.37 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 48 games with AHL Portland, and also made 14 appearances with the Sabres, posting a 9-2-2 record.
News: Ryan Miller took over for Enroth at the start of the third period of Friday's playoff-clinching overtime win over the Flyers.
Analysis: Enroth wasn't completely awful -- three goals on 19 shots -- but Miller felt healthy enough in his return from an upper body injury to give it a go when they Sabres needed a spark. Enroth might see some sub minutes in a Saturday game that holds only seeding implications for the Sabres, but as long as Miller is healthy it looks like the days of Enroth logging major minutes are over. He's certainly made a strong case to be Miller's top backup next season, and we'd be shocked if that didn't happen.
News: Enroth is expected to start Friday against the Flyers, WBEN 930AM reports.
Analysis: Enroth will make his fifth consecutive start Friday as Ryan Miller nurses an upper-body injury. The Sabres expect to have their No. 1 netminder back "sometime this weekend," though Enroth has certainly done his part to keep Buffalo in the playoff hunt, posting an 8-2-2 record in the backup role this season.
News: Enroth stopped 23 of 25 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Lightning.
Analysis: Enroth has been very impressive in relief of Ryan Miller this season with an 8-2-2 record. Buffalo is hoping Miller will be back by this weekend, but if the Sabres make they playoffs and Miller still isn't ready to go, the team might not be poised to make an extended run.
News: As expected, Enroth made his fourth straight start for the Sabres on Tuesday against the Lightning.
Analysis: Ryan Miller was scratched again Tuesday, but he's progressing and there's hope that he might be back by the weekend.
News: Enroth is expected to make his fourth straight start for the Sabres on Tuesday against the Lightning, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Fellow goalkeeper Ryan Miller is progressing, but it sounds like he won't be back in nets for the Sabres before the weekend.
News: Enroth led the Sabres on to the ice for warmups Sunday, the Sabres' official site reports.
Analysis: Enroth is in line for another start Sunday against Carolina, with Ryan Miller still banged up.
News: Enroth made 30 saves Saturday but surrendered the lead with less than a minute to play and then allowed the winner in overtime in a 5-4 loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: The Caps turned up the heat late in the third and that tying goal came while the Sabres were shorthanded; Alexander Ovechkin sniped the game-winner. Enroth is a smart and athletic twinetender who usually comes up large in clutch situations; he'll rebound.
News: Enroth is expected to start Saturday in Washington, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller is reportedly day-to-day with a bruise and some swelling in his shoulder and chest area, and did not accompany the team on the trip to Washington. This leaves Enroth as the likely starter against the Caps.
Buffalo's Enroth Pitches Shutout In Surprise Start Wednesday
News: Enroth stopped all 23 shots he faced as the Sabres blanked the Rangers 1-0 Wednesday.
Analysis: No. 1 goalie Ryan Miller was a relatively late scratch due to an upper body injury so Enroth got the cold call to start. It was his fourth straight win and first since beating Ottawa 6-4 back on March 13.
News: Enroth will make a surprise start Wednesday against the Rangers, the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller has reportedly suffered an undisclosed injury and is unavailable Wednesday night. Patrick Lalime will serve as the Sabres' No. 2 netminder while Miller is unavailable.
News: Enroth let up four goals on 38 shots Sunday against the Senators, but he still picked up the victory thanks to an impressive performance from Buffalo's offense.
Analysis: With the Sabres fighting for a playoff spot, don't expect to see Enroth between the pipes all that often. In fact, he may not get another start the rest of the season.
News: Enroth is expected to get the start Sunday against Ottawa, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: With Patrick Lalime battling a knee injury, the Sabres are planning on giving Enroth a spin in the second game of their back-to-back weekend contests against the Leafs and Sens.
News: Enroth, who backed up Ryan Miller on Tuesday night, remains with the team in preparation for a start this weekend and will likely serve as the backup again Thursday in Boston, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: That means Enroth is in line for a home start Saturday against Toronto on Saturday or on the road Sunday in Ottawa. The Sabres will likely be favored in both games, and we'll know more in a day or two which one Enroth is slotted for.
News: Enroth stopped 24 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Wild.
Analysis: Enroth has been more than adequate in the awkward role he is serving as the quasi-backup to Ryan Miller. He is 4-2-1 with a 2.59 goals-against in seven games, and figures to get another start next weekend with the Sabres having back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.
News: Enroth will start Sunday against the Wild.
Analysis: Ryan Miller suited up Saturday in a win over Philly and will only see ice once in the Sabres' back-to-back games this weekend as was previously announced. Enroth is 3-2-1 with a 2.70 GAA and .910 save percentage in six starts. The Sabres are pushing toward the playoffs and are a motivated bunch right now -- expect good things from them in Minny (despite the tired legs) and take a chance on this little twine-tender.
News: Enroth has been recalled from AHL Portland and is the likely starter for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: We won't know for sure whether Enroth or Ryan Miller will start until the pre-game warmups. However, with the previous announcement that Miller will start only one of the Sabres' back-to-back games this weekend, if Enroth doesn't play Saturday, expect him to get the nod Sunday at Minnesota.
News: The Sabres have returned Enroth to AHL Portland, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Enroth filled in for Ryan Miller (who had made 31 consecutive starts) on Tuesday, turning in a strong performance in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout win over Montreal. As long as Miller is healthy though, Enroth is probably better served seeing regular action with Portland for the time being.
News: Enroth turned away 32 shots in Tuesday's shootout win over Montreal.
Analysis: The contest also featured an endless shootout that saw Enroth turn away countless attempts from the Habs. His victory is all the more impressive considering Buffalo trailed 2-0 most of the evening and he was called up from Rochester earlier on Tuesday. Ryan Miller had started 31 straight games prior to Monday and Enroth likely will return to AHL soon.
News: Enroth has been recalled by the Sabres and will start in goal Tuesday night against Montreal, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Enroth has been far from stellar in his limited chances for Buffalo this year. He has two wins in five games, posting a .897 save-percentage and a 2.89 goals-against. However, the fact that he's starting over Patrick Lalime to give Ryan Miller a breather shows he's slotted to be the No. 2 guy in Buffalo next season, if not sooner.
News: The Sabres are reportedly planning to recall Enroth, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller has started 31 straight games, but Enroth could actually see some action if he is recalled, as the Sabres need to let up on Miller at some point.
News: Enroth has been sent back to Portland of the AHL.
Analysis: Ryan Miller is mostly past his minor groin injury, so the team felt safe in moving Enroth -- who played well in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Pittsburgh with 28 saves -- back to the minors. At some point, the Sabres could consider Enroth as the full-time backup to Miller. Patrick Lalime is well liked and a great team guy, but he hasn't had much in the way of results in his years with the Sabres, and he's been pretty dreadful this year (3.03 GAA, .890 save percentage).
Buffalo's Enroth Allows One Goal in Shutout Loss Wednesday
News: Enroth stopped 28 of 29 shots he faced, but Buffalo still lost to Pittsburgh 1-0 Wednesday night.
Analysis: He was recalled from the AHL the same day to play in place of Ryan Miller, who's suffering from a groin injury. Enroth could see a few more starts before Miller returns, but he should only be considered if your fantasy team is truly in dire need of goaltending help.
News: Enroth has been recalled and will start Wednesday against the Pens, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller isn't even available to serve as the backup, so Patrick Lalime will be at the ready if Enroth is shelled. With a large slate of games to pick from, Enroth is a risky roll against a Pens squad capable of lighting the lamp early and often.
News: Enroth has been sent back to Portland (AHL), WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller practiced with his teammates Monday and appears to have a reasonably good chance of getting back in action Wednesday. In any case, the return of Enroth to the AHL is an encouraging sign for Miller owners.
News: The Sabres recalled Enroth from Portland of the AHL on Saturday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Just like when he was briefly up before, Enroth is in Buffalo because Ryan Miller is battling a nagging lower body injury that he suffered in training camp. How long he'll stay is anybody's guess right now.
News: Enroth has been sent back to Portland (AHL), the Sabres' official site reports.
Analysis: The move is just a confirmation that Ryan Miller and Patrick Lalime are both healthy enough to handle the goaltending duties at this time. Enroth went 2-1-1 with a 3.42 GAA and .876 save percentage over four starts with the Sabres. He showed enough on the team's recent road trip, however (2-0-1) that the Sabres will have no problem bringing him back if needed, and at some point down the road he's probably going to replace Lalime as the No. 2 guy.
News: Enroth allowed three goals on 28 shots in Thursday's overtime loss to the Rangers.
Analysis: They won't be confusing him with Ryan Miller up in Buffalo anytime soon, but the 22-year-old Enroth does have legitimate talent that he's just starting to tap into.
News: Enroth will start for Buffalo on Thursday against the Rangers, Rob Simpson of MSG.com reports, via Twitter.
Analysis: Enroth is fresh off Wednesday's win against the Devils in which he allowed four goals on 32 shots. He's best viewed as goalie insurance for starter Ryan Miller, who is still dealing with a lower-body injury.
News: As expected, Enroth will start for the Sabres on Wednesday night, WGR550.com reports.
Analysis: Patrick Lalime will serve as his backup as Ryan Miller did not accompany the team on their trip to New Jersey.
News: Lalime is battling an illness and will not start Wednesday's game in New Jersey, so Enroth is likely to get the tap on the pads, WGR 550 reports.
Analysis: Ryan Miller is almost healthy enough to return, though there's a chance Enroth could get two more starts. He played well in Saturday's win over Toronto after an uninspired one previously against Boston, so a strong performance could at least give the Sabres something to think about as to who backs up Miller over the long haul. More likely, however, he's headed back to Portland soon.
News: Enroth earned his first NHL win Saturday in a shootout victory over the Maple Leafs. He made 23 saves in regulation and stopped four of five in the shootout.
Analysis: The little man came up big Saturday, something he didn't do Wednesday when he was hammered by the Bruins. He is generously listed at 5-10 but his size sure wasn't noticeable Saturday -- he was so quick with the leather that the Buds couldn't find the top shelf. He's a solid prospect who could earn decent playing time if Ryan Miller's injury is serious. Watch him.
News: Enroth is the first goalie on the ice for the Sabres, meaning he's the likely starter Wednesday against the Bruins, according to the Sabres' Official Twitter Feed.
Analysis: The Sabres are really reeling this season, especially at home, so with Ryan Miller out coach Lindy Ruff is probably looking for some kind of spark for his team against a tough division opponent.
News: Enroth was recalled by the Sabres Wednesday as a precaution, with starting goalie Ryan Miller still nursing a lower body injury, according to The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Enroth has not been good for Portland to start the season, but the Sabres really have no other choice. They need somebody in goal at least for practice, and if Miller can't dress, they need a body to sit behind Patrick Lalime.
News: Enroth was sent to the Sabres' AHL affiliate in Portland on Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Enroth hung around for a couple extra days to make sure Patrick Lalime was healthy enough to backup Ryan Miller for the opening weekend of the season. Lalime is all set, and now Enroth is in Portland, and remains one of Buffalo's top prospects.
News: The Buffalo News reports that Sabres G Jhonas Enroth is expected to miss at least three weeks with a high ankle sprain. Enroth is currently in the AHL.
Analysis: Enroth, a second-round pick from 2006, is the third goaltender for Buffalo behind Ryan Miller and Patrick Lalime. He is having a very nice AHL season with a 2.37 GAA, but his Fantasy value is limited for the time being while stuck behind Miller.
News: The Sabres have recalled G Jhonas Enroth from the AHL.
Analysis: Enroth will back up Ryan Miller while Patrick Lalime gets some conditioning action in the AHL. Enroth will only get in games if Ryan Miller gets hurt, so continue to ignore him in all seasonal formats.
News: Sabres G Jhonas Enroth allowed four goals on 37 shots Saturday as he fell 4-2 to the Bruins in his first NHL start.
Analysis: Enroth had an awful 3.90 in 10 AHL games this season before getting called up, so the four goals he allowed on Saturday were right about his average so far in 2009-10. Enroth is backing up Ryan Miller while Patrick Lalime deals with a groin injury. He has minimal Fantasy value in deeper leagues. The Sabres TG remains a No. 1 Fantasy option.
News: NHL.com reports that the Sabres have called up G Jhonas Enroth from the AHL after backup G Patrick Lalime hurt his groin in practice.
Analysis: Enroth will only get in games if Ryan Miller gets hurt or struggles again like he did on Saturday. You can continue to ignore both these guys in the majority of Fantasy formats, unless you really need a handcuff to Miller.
News: The Sabres assigned forward Jeff Cowan and defenseman Joe DiPenta to Portland of the AHL, pending waivers. Goalie Jhonas Enroth, forwards Philip Gogulla and Felix Schutz and defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani were also sent to the Pirates.
Analysis: Enroth and Gragnani are two of the Sabres' top prospects. They should probably be owned in long-term Fantasy keeper leagues. The other players are pretty much providing the Sabres with organizational depth and have minimal Fantasy appeal when in the NHL.
News: In a development involving Buffalo and the KHL (Russia), Sabres' goalie prospect Jhonas Enroth was selected 66th overall by Atlant Moscow in the KHL junior entry draft held Monday. By selecting Enroth, Atlant Moscow gained control of the player's rights should he elect to play in the KHL.
Analysis: Enroth, who posted a 26-23-6 record in his rookie season in Portland last year, is still under contract with the Sabres, who selected him in the second round of the 2006 NHL draft. However, his path to the NHL is blocked by Ryan Miller, who just inked a long-term contract. It will be interesting to see what happens with Enroth, who remains nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News:The Buffalo News reports Sabres coach Lindy Ruff had no further update Monday on the status of goalie Ryan Miller, who suffered a high-ankle sprain Saturday against the Rangers, and said the goalie remains out indefinitely. "There really is no more than that," Ruff said. "An ankle sprain takes time and you don't know how much time it's going to take." Miller has a boot on his left leg, but added it should only be on another day or two. "It's a little better," Miller said of the ankle, which was injured in a collision behind the net with Rangers center Scott Gomez. "Some of the swelling is down and it didn't have a lot to begin with so that's good. It's a little achy and it's one of those things you have to see how it reacts." Patrick Lalime takes over in net as Buffalo's starter with Miller out and rookie Jhonas Enroth has been recalled from Portland of the AHL for backup duties.
Analysis: Enorth is 18-17-5 with a 2.71 GAA and .915 save percentage for Portland. He also had three shutouts in his first year of North American hockey. Enroth is a second-round pick from 2006 and widely considered a future NHL goalie. However, he is likely to see limited PT while Miller is out. He is still best used in long-term Fantasy keeper leagues.
News: Sabres goalie prospect Jhonas Enroth has posted a 4-5-0 January record for Portland of the AHL. However, he is coming off a shutout Friday against Bridgeport as he stopped 29 shots. Enroth has a 2.64 GAA and .923 save percentage in January as well.
Analysis: Enroth is 16-11-2 with a 2.52 GAA and .919 save percentage in his first season as a pro in the U.S. The 20-year-old goalie has made a smooth transition, but Buffalo has no need for him at this time with a healthy Ryan Miller and Patrick Lalime. Enroth is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Sabres goalie prospect Jhonas Enroth has managed just one win in five December outings for Portland of the AHL. He is 8-4-2 with a 2.65 GAA and .908 save percentage in 16 games this season.
Analysis: The 2006 second-round pick is in his first season of North American hockey after spending the previous four in Sweden. The 20-year-old goalie has made a smooth transition, but Buffalo has no need for him at this time with a healthy Ryan Miller and Patrick Lalime. Enroth is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: Sabres goalie prospect Jhonas Enroth has a 6-1-0 record in his first seven appearances for Portland of the AHL. He also has a 2.72 GAA, .910 save percentage and one shutout.
Analysis: The 2006 second-round pick is in his first season of North American hockey after spending the previous four in Sweden. The 20-year-old goalie has made a smooth transition, but Buffalo has no need for him at this time with a healthy Ryan Miller and Patrick Lalime. Enroth is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.