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Sabres Injury list keeps growing

It looks like the Sabres may need some reinforcements from Portland for the upcoming road trip.  The injury list keeps growing by the day and with some key players on the list as well.

Injuries: Buffalo Sabres


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Derek Roy back spasms 12.3.2008


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Toni Lydman lower body 12.3.2008
Andrew Peters abdominal strain 12.3.2008
Craig Rivet upper body 12.2.2008

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Patrick Kaleta head/neck 12.3.2008
Tim Connolly broken rib 11.15.2008

It looks like Derek Roy and Andrew Peters will both be able to play, although I won't be surprised if Petey is in the press box while Max gets a chance to be back on the ice.  The Forward situation looks fine despite both Tim Connolly and Patrick Kaleta being listed as out.

The defensive situation is not as rosy.  Toni Lydman and Craig Rivet are both highly questionable and you have to expect that someone will be called up.  The likely candidate is Mike Weber but he too is suffering from an injury currently.  That leaves the Sabres with a decision to make...does Chris Butler make his NHL debut or does Mike Funk get the call.  Funk has played some games is Buffalo over the past three seasons and has been average to below average.