"Artie did a great job tonight," said defenseman Cody Franson, who had two assists. "He moved it around pretty well. If we can simplify like that, put shots in the right areas, have guys go to the front, sometimes that's all it takes."
NOTES: Sabres C Derek Grant left the game late in the first period with a shoulder injury and did not return. ... Sabres D Cody Franson skated with the team Thursday morning and said he could return to the lineup this weekend.