BOSTON — Buffalo head coach Lindy Ruff confirmed this morning that forward Jochen Hecht will not be available tonight against the Bruins.

Hecht missed the previous three Sabres games with an upper-body injury.

In five games against Boston this season, Hecht has recorded just two assists.

Thomas Vanek and Mike Grier, who did not play in Buffalo’s last game Tuesday against Pittsburgh, are scheduled to return to the lineup tonight at TD Garden. Patrick Kaleta remains out.

Unfortunately for the Bruins Jason Pominville and Drew Stafford are also scheduled to be in the lineup for Buffalo. This season, Pominville has 3-5-8 totals in five games against Boston, and Stafford has seven goals in just three games against the Bruins.

The puck-drop is scheduled for 7 p.m.