BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Mike Weber is out “long-term” after a blocking a shot midway through Friday’s 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers, coach Ron Rolston told reporters this afternoon in Tampa Bay.
Rolston gave no timetable for a return. Mike Weaver’s slap shot ran up Weber’s hand, Rolston said.
Weber has zero points, 21 penalty minutes and a minus-12 rating in 11 games this season.
The Sabres, who dressed seven defensemen Friday, won’t recall anyone, Rolston said.
In other injury news, winger Ville Leino, out since cracking a rib opening night, is a “possibility” for tonight’s game against the Lightning, Rolston said.
Update: The Sabres have activated Leino from injured reserve and placed Weber on the list.