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WEBER INJURED; BRENNAN RECALLED

Thursday, 11.17.2011 / 4:16 PM / News
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com (@kwsnow)
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WEBER INJURED; BRENNAN RECALLED
TJ Brennan

There were a few bodies missing from Thursday’s practice at First Niagara Center, and it looks like two of them will remain off the ice for the short term.

Defenseman Mike Weber, playing in just his third game of the season, sustained an upper body injury at some point during last night’s against New Jersey. Ruff didn’t have specifics on the injury timeline, only saying that it “may take some time.”

With Weber out of the lineup, the Sabres have recalled defenseman TJ Brennan from Rochester.

Brennan (6’1”, 214 lbs., 4/3/89) joins the Sabres on his first career recall. In his third professional season, the 22-year-old Brennan has played 16 games with Rochester, compiling six points (2+4) and eight penalty minutes. In 2010-11, he ranked second among Portland Pirates (AHL) defensemen with 39 points (15+24) in 72 games. Brennan was selected by the Sabres in the second round (31st overall) of the 2007 Entry Draft.

Cody McCormick also has an upper body injury, and Ruff said he’s “not ready to get back yet.” McCormick didn’t dress for last night’s game after only playing the first two periods in Montreal on Monday.

Thomas Vanek and Patrick Kaleta also missed practice on Thursday, but Ruff said they were simply just maintenance days. Ryan Miller hasn’t practiced since suffering a concussion against Boston last Saturday.

Ruff also hinted at the possibility of either Tyler Ennis or Jochen Hecht returning to action for one of the back-to-back weekend games against Carolina (Friday) and Phoenix (Saturday). Ennis has missed 11 games with an ankle sprain, while Hecht has yet to play in the regular season after suffering a concussion on the second day of training camp.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
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14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
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J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82