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Update on Connolly: Headed for reconstructive nose surgery

The Sabres admitted after Saturday's game in Tampa that Tim Connolly's nose was badly fractured but he still finished the game wearing a full shield. The situation is now this: Connolly needs reconstructive nose surgery but the team is hopeful he might only be out a week.

"It's bad. We have to get it taken care of," Lindy Ruff said after practice Monday in HSBC Arena. "Everything needs to be reconstructed. There's nothing there right now."

Ruff said there will be a callup from Portland but wouldn't specify who, although the obvious choice would be Luke Adam and the Maine Hockey Journal is reporting that Adam has already gotten the call.

The lines that skated today were: 

Gerbe-Roy-Vanek
Stafford-Hecht-Pominville
Ennis-Gaustad-Kaleta
McCormick-Niedermayer-Grier

Shoane Morrisonn is skating in a red (non-contact) jersey.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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