All in all, the locked-out Buffalo Sabres say, their on-ice workouts haven't been bad. They've usually had 20 to 25 guys participate in their weekday sessions, enough for a decent scrimmage or a four-team, three-on-three tournament.

"It's not the best, but it's better than I thought it was going to be," goaltender Jhonas Enroth said Wednesday.

The fondness for the workouts is about to change.

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