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Vanek may not be out as long as originally expected

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"They thought he would feel a lot worse today, but he's actually feeling a lot better.  He's doing remarkably well which is good.  I wouldn't even rule him out maybe for a game on the weekend, as well as he's doing today."
-- Lindy Ruff on Thomas Vanek

Lindy Ruff delivered some good news regarding Thomas Vanek on Wednesday afternoon.

The Buffalo Sabres Head Coach said the winger may only miss a few days - not weeks - after sustaining an upper body injury in Tuesday’s 6-2 win against the Red Wings.

Vanek left the game following his second goal of the night – 12:46 into the second period - and did not return to the ice. In his post-game comments, Ruff indicated Vanek could miss a good period of time because of it.

"They thought he would feel a lot worse today, but he’s actually feeling a lot better," Ruff said following practice on Wednesday. "He's doing remarkably well which is good.. I wouldn’t even rule him out maybe for a game on the weekend, as well as he's doing today."

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