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Sabres Leino has lung injury



Buffalo, NY (WGR 550)  -- The Sabres will finish the season Friday without Pat Kaleta and Ville Leino. Kaleta hurt his hand blocking a shot while Leino has a lung problem.

I had heard weeks ago that Leino had a collapsed lung and I asked him right away before a game. He flatly told me no. Today I asked Ron Rolston if he had a collapsed lung and he said, “He had some issues with his lung yes that he’s dealing with and he’s actually a lot better, he’s doing well right now.”

Ron Rolston says he has not had any discussions yet on if he will be retained as head coach next year. As far as the job he’s done the interim coach said, “I think we’ve made progress. I’m not happy that we’re not in the playoffs and needed to do a better job there, but we’ve made some progress as a team and I think we’ve played better down the stretch in terms of the success that we’ve had. I think we have seen some of the progress that we wanted, but we still have a ways to go.”
 
Thursday was the Sabres final practice for this season and it went for just over a half hour. Mikhail Grigorenko did see power play time with the second group as did Jochen Hecht.

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