The Buffalo Sabres
already are banged up and they got even more bad news today, as coach Lindy Ruff
said center Ville Leino
will miss "weeks" with a lower-body injury suffered in Tuesday's game against Ottawa.
Leino played 14:49 against the Senators, but just one shift, totaling 56 seconds, in the final 9:25 of the game.
skated in Leino's place today at practice.
The Sabres already are missing forwards Brad Boyes
, Nathan Gerbe
, Jochen Hecht
, Patrick Kaleta
and Corey Tropp
The only good news is defenseman Tyler Myers
, who hasn't played since Nov. 19 due to a broken wrist, told reporters he hopes to return sometime around the holiday break.