Bailey has the right attitude

October 16, 2017

Las Vegas, NV (WGR 550) - Justin Bailey made in immediate impact in his first NHL game this season. The winger scored on his first shift and it helped Buffalo win its first game.

Bailey scored twice in Rochester's opener on October 6th, and felt things were going well down there, "I felt pretty good. I think our team down there has come together pretty closely and it's been a pretty good start down there for sure."

Many thought Bailey would be mad he got sent down, but he said he had a much more positive exit interview than he ever had with Tim Murray, "In years past, two training camps ago, the message wasn't the same and for me it was great to hear that. I felt like I gave them everything I could and I didn't have any regrets, so for me it was all positive."

"Everything in the exit meeting was positive, Jason [Botterill] and coach [Phil] Housley both told me they liked how I had my camp and to go down there and work on the little things and earn my way back up here."

Tuesday will be four games in six nights for the Sabres, so Housley gave the team the day off.

Sabres center Jacob Josefson was seen in the room after the game with a walking boot on. He left Sunday's game in the second period limping after a check along the end boards. Housley will update us on Tuesday.