BUFFALO – Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin briefly tested his upper-body injury during this morning’s practice inside LECOM Harborcenter before leaving the ice.
Coach Ralph Krueger said Dahlin, who missed Tuesday’s 6-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, is questionable for Thursday’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings.
“It’s definitely not a long-term injury,” Krueger said.
Krueger said the Sabres are being cautious to make sure Dahlin feels 100% when he returns. Officially, Dahlin is day-to-day.
“We did not feel that today,” he said.
In other injury news, center Johan Larsson, who also missed Tuesday’s contest with a lower-body injury, practiced today and could play Thursday.
“He felt good today in the skate,” Krueger said. “Larsson feels like a go right now. We’ll confirm that tomorrow morning.”
Krueger also said rookie goalie Jonas Johansson will make his first NHL start this week. The Sabres also play a road game Friday against the New York Rangers.
Johansson, 24, played nearly half of Tuesday’s game, stopping 13 of the 14 shots he faced in relief of Carter Hutton in his NHL debut.
“There’s some excitement, for sure,” Johansson said of starting a game. “It would be awesome to play more up here.”
Center Curtis Lazar, who’s sick, also missed today’s session.