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Lower-body injury sidelines Sabres? Vanek @NHLdotcom
Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek suffered a lower-body injury during the first period of Game 2 on Saturday afternoon when he was checked into the end boards behind the Boston net by Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk.

Vanek did not return to the game, which the Bruins won 5-3 to even the series at one game apiece.

Vanek, a two-time 40-goal scorer, has been one of the hottest players in the League over the past week. He scored four goals against Ottawa in the next-to-last game of the regular season on April 10, then added the Sabres' only goal in New Jersey the following day.

Vanek also opened the scoring in Game 1 against the Bruins as the Sabres claimed a 2-1 win in the series opener.

"Obviously he's a big part of their offense," said Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner. "We don't know what's wrong with him, but for sure, when you're missing a guy like him it makes it a little easier on us."
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