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Ristolainen, Skinner, Rieder to play against Flyers; Eichel, Ullmark out

Posted at 12:02 PM, Feb 27, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is set to play his first game on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers since recovering from COVID-19.

The Sabres will also see forward Jeff Skinner return to the lineup after being healthy scratched for the last three games.

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger also announced that forward Tobias Rieder will play on Saturday.

Captain Jack Eichel will miss his second straight game and is listed as out day-to-day.

Krueger announced goalie Linus Ullmark is out at least one month, and Carter Hutton will start against the Flyers.