Right winger Corey Tropp skated with the team in practice but must wear the no-contact red sweater. While he looks like he could play, he has no been cleared for contact, and won’t be for another two to four weeks, Cassidy said. At least four is probably what it will end up being.
Tropp needed reconstructive surgery on his knee following an opening-night injury, which he suffered on a check along the boards by Syracuse defenseman Radko Gudas.
While there is a remote possibility Tropp could play again this season, it would take a few things to happen: a long playoff run by the Amerks, the blessing of the Sabres and the willingness of Tropp to take the risk. If there was the slightest chance for re-injury, it would make absolutely no sense for him to come back for playoff games.
Ville Leino says he is feeling better, and could return as soon as this Sunday night against Philadelphia! Are you excited to finally get to see Leino play if all goes well with him, and he returns Sunday?
Leino back and healthy is good for several reasons.
One, he'll force out guys who aren't playing well.(Foligno)
Two, he'll hopefully bring more scoring to the table and get a chance to prove his worth on the team.
and three, I'm not sure if he can be bought out if he's IR'd
Sabres winger Thomas Vanek, who took a lethal Christian Ehrhoff shot off the hip early in Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime win in Montreal, isn’t practicing with his teammates this morning inside the First Niagara Center.
Interim Sabres coach Ron Rolston said Tuesday that Vanek (lower body) was limping around and day-to-day.