Congratulations to Chris Gratton and his wife Stephanie. The family greeted a new member on Thursday, a little lady by the name of Caitlyn Elizabeth. She weighs in at 8 points, 10 ounces. Good stuff indeed.
-- With Ryan Miller out of the Buffalo lineup, Rochester goalie Adam Dennis was recalled to be the backup. Dennis has been splitting time in Rochester with Florida's Craig Anderson and Jean-Marc Pelletier.
With Dennis up, Pelletier is in net tonight for the Americans with Anderson out with a slight knee injury. According to Florida director of hockey ops Jack Birch, Anderson will be back practicing on Monday. The Rochester Americans -- which Buffalo and Florida share -- play two games this weekend. Pelletier will probably be back in net Sunday too. The Amerks were 10-1 going into Friday's game.
-- Ric Jackman was Friday's healthy scratch.
-- The lines used in the first (w/ Gratton out): Roberts-Jokinen-Stumpel; Gelinas-Weiss-Horton; Kolnik-Nieuwendyk-Peltonen; Olesz-Campbell-Kiwi