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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.

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