VILLE LEINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sorrowful Sabres limp to finish line with shootout loss

The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout Sunday night. Buffalo’s chaos-filled, loss-plagued, forgettable year ended with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres’ Ville Leino: “They are not going to boo and finally cheered”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ville Leino is finally beginning to hear cheers from the Buffalo Sabres fans. Leino scored the ninth round shootout-winner and added an assist, leading the Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at home on Tuesday night. “Ya, they are not going to boo and finally cheered,” Leino said jokingly when asked about his reception from fans. “I was pretty...

Sabres drop Devils 3-2 in shootout

Ville Leino had no idea what was going to happen when Ted Nolan called his name to take part in the rollicking shootout. The Sabres’ coach did. “I mentioned to John Scott, ‘Watch the crowd go crazy on this one,’ ” Nolan said with a smile. Indeed, the folks in First Niagara Center raised their voices, arms and bodies Tuesday night when Leino hopped over the boards as Buffalo’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres Are Not Getting What They Paid For With Ville Leino

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, You watch Ville Leino play and too often nothing happens. It’s like that night after night. It’s obviously too much money to pay for a whole lot of nothing. It’s really almost hard to believe. Is Leino the worst free agent signing in Buffalo sports history? He’s easily the Sabres’ version of Derrick Dockery, the big lineman...
Via Kukla's Korner
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres Leino questionable for Tuesday

Ville Leino from the Buffalo Sabres is sitting out with a lower body injury. It is not said what the injury is but Leino is day-to-day. He got the injured during a game on New Years Eve and left midway through the game against the Jets only playing two minutes. He has not played since but according to the Sabres Twitter Page Leino has been seen on the ice and remains questionable...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres lose Leino to broken rib

Oft-injured Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino is out of the lineup once again, this time because of a broken rib. Coach Ron Rolston announced Thursday that Leino is out indefinitely after he was hurt in Buffalo's season-opening 2-1 loss at Detroit a day earlier. Rolston said Leino was hurt in the first period, but continued playing. The severity of the injury wasn't revealed...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres LW Leino close to return

Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino could be ready to make his season debut as early as next week after missing the first 25 games with an injury to his right hip. In ruling out Leino from playing at Philadelphia on Sunday, interim coach Ron Rolston called it a ''strong possibility'' he could play Tuesday, when Buffalo hosts the New York Rangers. Leino practiced...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Leino misses Sabres season opener

Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino is missing the team's regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers because of a lower body injury. Listed by the team as day to day, Leino missed practice Saturday a day after he was hurt in practice. Leino was well enough to join his teammates, coaches and Sabres owner Terry Pegula to greet fans in the First Niagara Center lobby...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Leino: Season Was A Battle

From the Buffalo News, Ville Leino was nearly invisible with a hockey stick in his hand. Off the ice, however, he was the Sabres’ straightest shooter. Leino candidly and honestly delivered opinions on any subject that came up this season. The switch from left wing to center? Hated it. The crowd in Buffalo? Too quiet. The atmosphere in the dressing room? Not fun enough. Games...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres F Leino out with lower body injury

Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino is out indefinitely after sustaining what the team is calling a lower body injury. Coach Lindy Ruff says Leino will be out ''for weeks'' after the player was absent from practice on Wednesday, a day after being hurt in a 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa. It's the latest blow to an injury-riddled team that hasn't had a healthy...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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