Sabres coach Lindy Ruff denied a report that Ville Leino will require surgery on his injured hip.
"There's no talk about surgery right now. We might as well just squash that," Ruff said. "Maybe down the road it happens. I don't know. But right now there's some other treatment options that are possible. We had an MRI on it and it looked OK. These hip things are things that can go a lot of different directions." If Leino does end up needing surgery, he probably won't be able to return before the end of the shortened season.