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Sabres' Sekera shouldn't be out too long, Ruff says

By John Vogl

Andrej Sekera crawled to the bench in the opening minute of the Sabres' 6-1 loss after absorbing a slap shot by Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin. During a stoppage in play, Sekera was helped to the dressing room but returned a short time later.

He played four more shifts in the first period but didn’t return after intermission. He was scheduled to have further tests Saturday.

“It looks like just a bruise,” Ruff said. “It doesn’t look like it should be too long. He tried to gut it out. There was just a lot of discomfort, which didn’t allow him to keep playing.”

If Sekera is unable to play Sunday at home against Florida, the Sabres would replace him with T.J. Brennan.

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John Vogl

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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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