According to Mike Ross from XM's Hockey Live. His sources told him that the Sabres will be adding a Center, but it may or may not be the caliber player we would be hoping for. Meaning, it could be a really good player, if a trade happens, or it could be someone like Arnott.
Going over the roster, he said that his sources, who are close to the team, informed him that McCormick will be out and Foligno, Ellis and Tropp start down in Rochester. He also explained that McCormick got his butt kicked late last year and he needed stitches above his eye. A month later, he got punched again and the cut opened back up. Ross' sources told him that, from where the cut is, it will never completely heal and it will open again if he gets punched. Therefore Scott will see a lot more action then what people think.
He said the #1 line, which will not fluctuate, as it did last year will be
Vanek, Grigerenko, Pominville.
#2 Stafford, Ennis, Ott
#3 Gerbe, Hodgson, Leino
#4 Kaleta, Adam, Scott.
He says his sources told him that Adam Definetly makes the team again this year, because if Hodgson or Ennis goes down in a game, the Sabres feel more comfortable having a natural Center in Adam moving up to the 2nd or 3rd line rather than having Leino, Ott or McCormick fill in. Also, Grigerenko gets his 10-game try out and succeeds while playing with smart players like Vanek and Pominville.
Gerbe and Leino are the players to watch out for. According to Ross, his people told him that Lindy made it absolutely clear to Darcy that if those two players show any signs of struggle in the beginning of the season, He will put Foligno and Tropp in immedietley. Ruff will not give his players time to work through things this year while playing.
As far as our defense, he explained that Rochester's Roster is full, just like the Sabres roster, so therefore they have no clue who will be in or out.