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Morning skate update: Vanek on ice, Lindy not

The Sabres' morning skate is under way in First Niagara Center and it's gone as the team advertised it would yesterday: Lindy Ruff is not on the ice but Thomas Vanek is.

Aptly dubbed "the team's broken-ribbed coach" in this morning's article by John Vogl, Ruff is not skating. But remember, that's not unusual for game-day skates. We'll have to get an update on what his status is for tonight when the team is finished.

Vanek is taking his first skate with the team since suffering his upper-body injury Jan. 31 in Montreal. Darcy Regier said yesterday Vanek would not play tonight but it seems like the team is hoping he could play either Friday against Dallas or Saturday against Tampa Bay.

Stay tuned for a post-skate update.

---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.

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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.

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