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Scandella, Vesey will not play in Detroit

Both players will be evaluated by doctors this weekend

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

The Sabres have announced that forward Jimmy Vesey (upper body) and defenseman Marco Scandella (lower body) will not play tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.

The two players will be evaluated by doctors in Buffalo this weekend. 

Scandella and Vesey both left Thursday's game against the New York Rangers in the second period. Vesey did not return; Scandella joined the team on the bench coming out of the second intermission but did not skate a shift in the third. 

The Sabres traveled with a 13th forward in Evan Rodrigues and a seventh defenseman in John Gilmour. They added another defenseman this morning, recalling William Borgen from AHL Rochester. 

Sabres coach Ralph Krueger is scheduled to speak with the media in Detroit around 6 p.m. Follow @BuffaloSabres on Twitter for updates, and tune into MSG for coverage of tonight's game beginning at 7. The puck drops at 7:30.

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