If suffering from a loss to start the season wasn’t bad enough, the Buffalo Sabres have lost another player due to injury.
Left winger Ville Leino was hurt in the Sabres’ 2-1 loss to the Red Wings, and it turns out that it is a broken rib. Coach Ron Rolston confirmed that Leino will be out indefinitely while recovering from the injury. Apparently he was hurt in the first period, but had no idea that the rib was broken, and just kept playing anyway.
This isn’t the first time Leino has suffered an injury while in a Sabres uniform. Last year he only played in a eight of the shortened 48 game season because of a hip injury. Going back, Ville Leino suffered a broken foot in 2011 and was forced to miss 10 more games. It was in that year that the Sabres signed him to a 6-year/$27 million deal.
The Buffalo Sabres obviously aren’t paying Leino money to get injured, but it stinks that he got hurt so early in the season. Leino just can’t seem to catch a break, which is unfortunate to both him and the team.
There is no timetable for his return at this given point in time, but it can be said that Leino will try to get back on the ice as soon as he can.