The Sabres return to action Monday night, and a familiar face returns First Niagara Center. The Dallas Stars visit Buffalo - and that means Lindy Ruff's back in town.
The longtime former Sabres coach on the opposite bench now for the first time against Buffalo since he was fired last season.
Ruff's Stars are off to a 4-5-1 start and like the Sabres sit in last place in their division.
The Sabres went 1-1 on their weekend trip to Florida, including Saturday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.