2010 NHL Playoffs: Buffalo Sabres in Trouble Without Star Thomas Vanek

April 19th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

Buffalo Sabres’ star forward Thomas Vanek is doubtful for Monday’s Game Three against the Boston Bruins.

With the Sabres’ leading 2-0 in the first period of Game Two, Vanek tried to pull away on a breakaway when Boston’s Johnny Boychuk slashed Vanek across the knee, causing him to slam into the boards.

Vanek left the game and Buffalo eventually lost 5-3 to even the series at one.

“This morning I expected to be sore, which I am and I’ll just see how it feels tomorrow,” Vanek told the Buffalo News on Sunday. “I’m hoping to play...I’m still hoping for tomorrow even though I know deep-down it’s a stretch. I would say Wednesday then. If it’s not Wednesday then, I don’t know. Maybe the next game. But the good part is that I feel like and we feel like I’ll be back for the series.”

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