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Leino (cracked rib) out indefinitely

Oct 3, 2013, 1:18 PM EDT

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Another tough break for Ville Leino — the Sabres’ forward is out indefinitely with a cracked rib, according to Buffalo coach Ron Rolston.

Counting last night’s 2-1 loss in Detroit, Leino has played just nine games for the Sabres since the end of the 2011-12 season. The 29-year-old missed all but eight games of the 2013 campaign due to injury.

Sabres fans don’t need to be reminded that Leino is signed through 2016-17 at a cap hit of $4.5 million.

In his place, forward Johan Larsson, 21, is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow when the Sabres host Ottawa.

  1. janoon2013 - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    Good to see what Larsson can do! We already know what Laimo can do! Let the young guys play! At least when they make mistakes, they have an excuse! There is no excuse for Leino and Stafford! Send those two to Rochester!

    • bullwinkle88 - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      If they weren’t making so much money, they probably would! God! is Leino such a waste!!!

    • mainevent7567 - Oct 3, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      why do you have so many exclamation points? excited?

      • bullwinkle88 - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:47 PM

        It’s hockey, isn’t it? !!!!!!!!

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