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Sabres’ 2011 first-round pick Armia out with broken hand

Sep 26, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

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One young Buffalo Sabres forward won’t get a shot to make the team out of camp.

Sabres coach Ron Rolston announced forward Joel Armia broke his hand in last night’s preseason game and will be out indefinitely. The 2011 first-round pick, 16th overall, was injured during the second period of Buffalo’s win over Columbus and did not return.

Losing Armia is a tough blow for the youngster as he’s looking to make the team in his first season coming over from Finland. He’s had a solid preseason to this point and was pushing to earn a spot with the Sabres. Now that progress will be delayed as he recovers.

The team is high on Armia and to this point he’s given them hope he’ll be a solid player. Now their waiting game will have to continue.

  1. pizzaman77 - Sep 26, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Well, at least he didn’t break his arm….ia. Seriously though, that’s a bummer

  2. pxland - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Damn you Kessel!!!!!

  3. buff80 - Sep 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    The bills and sabres can’t keep guys healthy

    • mathell - Sep 26, 2013 at 4:04 PM

      Yes, cause obviously, if you are in great shape, training like a dog every day, and you get slashed the Kessel way on your wrist, it won’t break any bones…right…

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