Mike Weber has played 11 games this season. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Mike Weber out ‘long-term’ after blocking shot

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.

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