If i had to guess, i think Kane will be out for ~6-8 weeks. Cracked ribs are a hell of an injury because it messes with your ability to breathe comfortably...which is, ya know, kind of important when you are playing professional hockey.
Returning to KeyBank Center Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres again practiced without goaltender Robin Lehner. Coach Dan Bylsma said Lehner is still out with an illness.
"Still not feeling well so obviously not here today and we will see going forward but again he was under the weather this morning. So, sick still," Bylsma said Wednesday afternoon.
"This is our fourth guy that’s gotten ill and it’s all kind of been about the same amount of time frame – about a two-day window that it’s happened.
So Robin’s just a shade over those two days now and hopefully he’ll start feeling better today. We’ll see going forward in terms of him coming back to the ice."
How and when did Kane cracked his ribs? I missed that.
he was upended near the end boards while chasing the puck with a lot of speed. Not sure if it was the landing on the ice or sliding into the boards that did it, but he was down for a long time writhing in agony.
Deslauriers (knee) week-to-week and out today. Fasching (groin) won't return today, severity TBA.
@BNHarrington - Bylsma said Nicolas Deslauriers is going to be out weeks with a knee injury suffered in a mid-ice collision in the final two minutes Saturday vs Florida.
Forward Hudson Fasching left todays game in the first period after playing just one shift with what the team said was a groin injury.
Bylsma had no update on Fasching's status but acknowledged the Sabres will likely need another forward to come up for Tuesday's game there against the Wild.
Hudson Fasching did not practice on Monday after leaving in Winnipeg with a groin injury in the first period.
Bylsma said that Fasching will not play against the Wild on Tuesday night.
The Sabres will recall a forward from Rochester to join the lineup in his absence.
Hudson Fasching missed practice yesterday after exiting Sunday's game early with a groin injury.
Bylsma considered Fasching day-to-day when asked about his status this morning on WGR 550, but he will not play tonight.
Bylsma confirmed that Justin Bailey has been recalled, so he will be in the lineup tonight for the first time this season.