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Tyler Ennis is expected to return to the lineup Saturday afternoon(Photo Courtesy: Dan Hickling)
Despite the announcement that Alexander Sulzer will miss the remainder of the season due to knee surgery, there was some good news that came out of Sabres practice this morning at First Niagara Center.
Tyler Ennis, who missed Tuesday’s game against New York, and Ville Leino, who hasn’t played once this season, are expected to return to the Buffalo lineup Saturday when the team hosts Ottawa.
Leino skated on the wing on a line with Mikhail Grigorenko and Steve Ott Thursday morning. It’s a line that was projected to be together coming out of the abbreviated training camp before Leino suffered a hip injury.
“He’s looking good,” interim head coach Ron Rolston said. “Today we did a lot of defensive things and some more battle, and he’s doing well, where we wanted him. Tomorrow will be another test for him. But we’re putting him in every situation we can right now to make that happen.”
Ennis practiced in a non-contact role in his first practice since he was hit from behind on Sunday night by Wayne Simmonds in Buffalo’s 3-2 loss to Philadelphia. Rolston believes that Ennis has a good chance to play on Saturday.
Credit to Bill Hoppe for the quotes.
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