BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Sabres center Derek Roy missed practice on Thursday and is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.
Coach Lindy Ruff said Roy's injury is ``somewhere between a bad bruise and a sprain.''
Roy, Buffalo's leading scorer with 29 points in 32 games, was hurt in the first period of Wednesday's win over the New York Islanders. Ruff believes Roy was hurt when he fell after colliding with New York forward Trent Hunter in the corner.
Roy had treatment on the shoulder Thursday, but his status for Friday's game against Philadelphia is unclear.
Center Tim Connolly also missed Thursday's practice because of an illness that forced him to sit out the third period against the Islanders. Ruff said he'll know more Friday if Connolly is well enough to play against the Flyers.
``He may be able to play in a limited role if he's feeling better,'' Ruff said.
Advertisement

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail East barn-burner on tap in nation's capital Connor McDavid has already accomplished a great deal during his brief career. But can the 20-year-old wunderkind power Edmonton past the league-leading...
Thumbnail New York still has work to do down the stretch The Rangers’ recent power-play drought is well-documented. Nonetheless, special teams issues certainly haven’t curtailed New York’s charge up the...
Thumbnail Gibson and Co. in need of bounce-back effort Fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when the Bruins relieved coach Claude Julien of his duties on Feb. 7. Now, though, any and all apprehension...
Thumbnail Stastny should give Note a jolt Over the weekend, St. Louis suffered an expected loss to one of the Eastern Conference’s bottom-feeders. Will Mike Yeo’s bunch regain its groove against the markedly...
Thumbnail Red-hot Florida faces off with Los Angeles Buoyed by the return of two key forwards, the Panthers have reeled off three consecutive victories. Can Los Angeles put an end to...

NHL Team Pages