Dan Bylsma said the hip injury that Robin Lehner suffered Tuesday night in Ottawa would put him out “day-to-day.”
Well, a day and a half later, Robin Lehner was on the ice this morning for the team’s practice. He took shots and appeared to have full range of motion without any difficulty.
“It feels 90 percent,” Lehner said afterward. “It’s a little stiff still, but it feels good. Maybe I’ll sit this one out and focus on Saturday.” The Sabres host the Boston Bruins Saturday in a matinee at KeyBank Center.
That said, Anders Nilsson will get the start when the Sabres welcome the New York Rangers to town tonight.
“If it’s the best scenario for Robin not to back up, then we would make an adjustment,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “But as you can see Robin did OK, felt OK on the ice in the morning skate, and that’s a good sign.”
Nilsson is 1-1 in two career games against the Rangers, allowing a total of eight goals on 54 shots.
Linus Ullmark was not at the Sabres’ practice. There is a chance he is called up from Rochester.