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BUFFALO, N.Y. - Sabres owner Terry Pegula says injuries are behind his underachieving teams struggles, and he is confident Buffalo will bounce back in the second half of the season. "I think well get Humpty back together here by the all-star break and well have our Buffalo Sabres back the way they were designed to be at the beginning of the season," Pegula said in a telephone interview. "Its not four or five players, there have been 18 players involved. Its like, Whos playing tonight? Whos on first?" Pegula said its too early to consider a shake-up because its difficult to evaluate his teams needs. The first-year owner also backed Lindy Ruff, saying the coach has had his hands full dealing with a roster decimated by injuries. "Hes got duct tape and baling wire out right now," said Pegula, who asked fans for patience. "Theres no way you can evaluate our team. Its crazy to do it. And if fans dont understand that, they should look at (injuries) before they jump to conclusions that this team is what it is, because its not." Prior to hosting Toronto on Friday, the Sabres (18-19-5) have gone 8-14-5 over their past 27 games. Its a stretch in which they have not won two in a row while having a revolving door of players shuffling in and out of the lineup. The Sabres have had 18 players miss at least one game due to injury, including goalie Ryan Miller (nine games with concussion/whiplash), defenceman Tyler Myers (19 games broken wrist) and forward Ville Leino (10 games, broken foot). Centre Derek Roy is expected to return Friday after missing two games with a shoulder injury. Defenceman Christian Ehrhoff has resumed skating in non-contact sessions after hurting his shoulder two weeks ago. Centre Tyler Ennis has also missed 10 games with an ankle injury. The Sabres project to have a full contingent of players by the NHLs all-star break in two weeks. Theyll need all the help they can get in preparing for a seven-game road trip that begins Saturday against the Islanders. Buffalo has lost seven straight in regulation on the road, matching the franchises longest skid. Thats not what was expected from a team which Pegula vowed to transform into a bona fide contender after committing nearly US$140 million in new contracts last summer. "You cant evaluate what we put together until we get it back together again. And I think were pretty close," Pegula said. "Im going to jokingly tell everybody that nobodys allowed to get hurt for the rest of the year. Everybody has to suit up, and theres no injuries allowed." [url=http://www.wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore.com/]wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore[/url] . The knee injury has prevented the reigning Olympic downhill champion from competing in the Sochi Games next month. [url=http://www.wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore.com/]cheap jordans for sale[/url] .J. -- While Martin Brodeur wasnt willing to say he stole one for the New Jersey Devils against the Columbus Blue Jackets, almost everyone else was. [url=http://www.wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore.com/]http://www.wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore.com/[/url] . The Steelers are in contention, right back where they belong. The playoffs are possible. Ben Roethlisberger threw touchdown passes to Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders and beat Cleveland for the 16th time as Pittsburgh, which opened the season with four straight losses, pushed deeper into the post-season picture with a 27-11 win over the Browns on Sunday. [url=http://www.wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore.com/]cheap jordan shoes[/url] . The team thats been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left. [url=http://www.wholesalecheapjordanshoesstore.com/]cheap jordan retro[/url] . Yi, 23, posted a total score of 502.9 to win her first career Olympic Games gold medal. She finished with 103.9 in the finals to jump past Polands Sylwia Bogacka, who won the qualifying round.ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have added a fullback to their offence. Detroit signed Jed Collins to a one-year contract Wednesday. He started 26 of 47 games the previous three seasons for the New Orleans Saints. Collins reunites with Lions offensive co-ordinator Joe Lombardi, who was previously an assistant coach in New Orleans. Lombardi plans to use a fullbacck, a position Detroit had phased out under former coach Jim Schwartz.dddddddddddd Collins started eight games last season for the Saints and had 15 carries for 45 yards rushing and a touchdown along with 14 receptions for 54 yards. In Collins career, he has 19 rushing attempts for 49 yards and three touchdowns and 39 receptions for 174 yards and four scores. ' ' '