BUFFALO, N.Y.- The Sabres prepare to host an old friend tonight as they take on the Minnesota Wild at First Niagara Center.
Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville returns to Buffalo for the first time since being dealt to the Wild in a trade deadline deal that would see goalie Matt Hackett and forward Johan Larsson join the team.
Wild Coach Mike Yeo says Pominville will likely be in the starting lineup tonight.
"It was weird, I think coming into the door, the same door you usually go in, but having to go left instead of right to the lockrroom was a little different but it's good to be back. A lot of great memories, a lot of good times, just excited to get the game going," said Pominville.