Casey Mittelstadt has played just four times this season. ©2021, Micheline Veluvolu

Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt seeing specialist for upper-body injury

BUFFALO – Sabres center Casey Mittelstadt, who suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, is seeing a specialist today, coach Don Granato said.

“We’ll wait until we have the information from the doctor he sees today to see what the next step is,” Granato said following this morning’s practice inside KeyBank Center.

The Sabres have placed Mittelstadt on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least one week. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has replaced Mittelstadt on the roster. The Sabres used a goaltender roster exemption on Monday to add the Finn.

In other injury news, Granato said goalie Malcolm Subban, who suffered an undisclosed injury in Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, his Sabres debut, is progressing. Subban skated on his own again this morning.

“He had another good day this morning, so I’ll talk to the training staff after the players clear out here and see where he sits after today,” Granato said.

Meanwhile, winger Zemgus Girgensons, who sat out Wednesday’s session for maintenance, practiced today.

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