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Sabres Practice Update: Lindy Ruff Suffers Three Broken Ribs In Practice Collision

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Jordan Leopold may find himself in the doghouse in the next couple of days as he accidentally collided with head coach Lindy Ruff during a 1 on 1 drill during Monday's practice. According to the team, Ruff suffered three broken ribs in the collision and will be able to return to work on Tuesday.

The Buffalo News' Mike Harrington had the visual account of how it happened:

Leopold was working in a 1-on-1 drill with Ville Leino and lost his balance, sliding to the ice and barreling into Ruff from behind. Ruff went airbone and landed hard on the ice, letting out a scream as his body crumpled that echoed through the empty arena.

With all of the crazy things that happen in a season, having a coach get injured during a practice is up there. It's a good thing that Ruff is alright and that the injury wasn't more serious.

In terms of other updates from practice, due to the Lindy injury, there is nothing really new to report. We should find out more tomorrow when Lindy gets back.