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Sabres' Armia sidelined indefinitely with broken hand

By John Vogl

The Sabres' Joel Armia, one of the former first-round picks competing for a roster spot, has a broken hand and is out indefinitely.

The right winger took a slash during Wednesday's 3-0 victory over Columbus and was unable to finish the game. X-rays revealed the break, coach Ron Rolston said today. It hasn't been determined whether Armia will need surgery or if the injury will heal on its own.

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Armia excited for first game in Buffalo, and Sabres are excited to see him

By John Vogl

Joel Armia has been a top prospect in Sabreland for more than two years. The locals will finally get a good look at him tonight.

Armia, drafted 16th overall by Buffalo in the 2011 NHL draft, will play against Carolina during the Sabres' preseason home opener in First Niagara Center. It's been a long wait for Armia, who spent the previous three seasons playing professionally in his native Finland.

"It’s nice to play here for the first time," he said. "It’s been a good experience meeting the guys here."

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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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