Ville Leino missed the first 27 games this season. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Leino out indefinitely, season in jeopardy; Vanek out again Sunday

BUFFALO – Sabres winger Ville Leino, out the last three games with what interim coach Ron Rolston called an upper body injury, is out indefinitely.

Rolston said Leino’s injury doesn’t require surgery.

While Rolston wouldn’t speculate, with only 10 games left, the Finn’s season could be over.

A hip injury sidelined Leino the first 27 games this season.

Meanwhile, winger Thomas Vanek practiced again today but will likely miss Sunday’s game against New Jersey.

“He is getting better, yeah, but I don’t think he’ll be ready for tomorrow,” Rolston said this afternoon after the Sabres practiced inside the First Niagara Center.

Rolston said Tuesday is the best-case scenario for Vanek’s return. The Sabres’ leading scorer has missed the last five contests.

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