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Sabres' Leopold out indefinitely with broken hand

Saturday, 03.26.2011 / 7:31 PM / News

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold will miss at least the final two weeks of the regular season because of a broken left hand.

General manager Darcy Regier says the team will know more about the extent of the injury - and whether surgery is required - after the player meets with a specialist Monday. Regier says it's not clear when Leopold could return if the eighth-place Sabres qualify for the playoffs.

Regier provided the update Saturday before the Sabres' game against New Jersey.

Leopold was hurt a day earlier when he crashed into the goal post in the second period of a 4-2 win over Florida. Leopold continued playing, and eventually scored in the third period. He leads Sabres defensemen with 13 goals this season.

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