Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Corey Tropp is a long way away from playing in a game but the Buffalo Sabres’ forward moved a step closer toward returning to the lineup Monday when he practiced with the team for the first time since suffering a broken jaw last month. Tropp wore a non-contact red jersey during the hour-long workout at First Niagara Center and spoke to reporters afterward for the first time since getting injured during a fight with Toronto’s Jamie Devane during a Sept. 22 preseason contest at Air Canada Centre. The fight ignited a line brawl. The Sabres felt Devane didn’t need to throw that one final punch as he and Tropp fell to the ice with the latter on the bottom. The brawl started when tough guy John Scott went after Leafs star Phil Kessel. That led to Kessel’s teammate Dave Clarkson leaving the bench to come to his aid and receiving a 10-game suspension. Kessel received a three-game preseason ban for swinging his stick at Scott and the incident culminated with a goalie fight between Ryan Mil...
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