Rasmus Dahlin stayed in Buffalo while his teammates traveled to the other side of the continent this past week, still recovering from the concussion he sustained in Tampa on Nov. 25.
He watched the games on television and tried to make the most of them, though it wasn’t easy. His roommate, Casey Mittelstadt, said the defenseman had been “bouncing off the walls.”
“I was home alone, and it was boring,” Dahlin admitted Tuesday. “It’s good to have them back.”
Dahlin skated with the Sabres for the first time since his injury on Tuesday morning. He still has not been cleared from for contact and remains day-to-day, but simply sharing the ice with his teammates was enough to have him excited.
“I woke up this morning at 6:30,” Dahlin said. “I was nervous, it felt like Christmas. Good to be back. I was really happy to skate with the boys today.”