Andrej Sekera could play Tuesday. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Pardy could play Sunday; Sekera getting close

BUFFALO – The Sabres could change their blue line up for Sunday’s tilt in Philadelphia against the Flyers.

Defenseman Adam Pardy, a healthy scratch the past two contests, practiced on a regular pairing this morning inside Riverside Ice Rink. So did Andrej Sekera, at least briefly.

Sekera, who left Thursday’s 3-2 shootout loss in New Jersey and didn’t practice Friday, skated beside Robyn Regehr, his regular partner, until the Sabres began battle drills.

The Slovak will make the trip to Philadelphia, although a return Tuesday at home against the New York Rangers appears more likely.

“He actually went pretty well today,” interim Sabres coach Ron Rolston said about Sekera. “But we took him out about halfway through because we were getting into more battle situations. So we wanted to kind of take it slow today.”

Rolston said Sekera could potentially play Sunday if he feels better.

If Pardy returns, rookie T.J. Brennan would likely sit.

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