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Watch: Dahlin & Eichel ready for season opener

Posted at 11:51 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 14:23:29-04

At last, it's time to drop the puck. 

On Thursday the Sabres hit the ice for a quick morning skate in preparation for Thursday's season opener against the Boston Bruins.

Among the notable storylines, Rasmus Dahlin is set to make his NHL debut. The No. 1 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft has been discussed for years and in Buffalo is perhaps their most promising prospect in franchise history. 

"I'm super excited," Dahlin said with a smile Thursday morning. "I can't wait to get started. Nothing special, I'm just very excited." 

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Thursday will also be the first game in Sabres blue and gold for offseason additions Jeff Skinner, Patrik Berglund, Carter Hutton, Vladimir Sobotka, Tage Thompson, and Conor Sheary among others. 

After practice 7 ABC caught up with both Dahlin and newly named captain Jack Eichel as they prepare to begin the 2018-2019 season. 

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