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LALIME, KALETA SIDELINED

by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Head Coach Lindy Ruff reported he doesn’t expect Patrick Lalime to return for the remainder of the regular season.


Lalime began missing practice last week with a hip injury, leaving Mikael Tellqvist to serve as the back-up for Ryan Miller.

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Ruff said the team would address the goaltender’s status at a later date.

Patrick Kaleta will also be out of the lineup for at least tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The winger missed the third period of Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils with a migraine, still feeling the affects from a head/neck injury he suffered March 28 in Montreal.

Kaleta has missed a total of 24 games this season with similar injuries.

“He gets migraines that’s he’s dealt with and he’s still not quite right. Our hope is that in a couple days he’ll feel good enough,” Ruff said. “He didn’t do very good yesterday, he’s doing a lot better today. But it’s going to take a couple more days.”
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