Michal Neuvirth G BUF 4 Months

Michal Neuvirth's lower-body injury was a hip issue.

Sabres GM Tim Murray said that Neuvirth has been seeing a specialist to help with the nagging problem. He sat out Buffalo's last 15 games of the season due to the ailment.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth isn't expected to return this week.

Coach Ted Nolan said before Sunday's game that he has pretty much ruled out the possibility that Neuvirth or Jhonas Enroth will return in the Sabres' last four contests of the season. Neuvirth hasn't played since Mar. 13 because of a lower-body injury, but he looked good in a pair of losses for his new team before getting hurt.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) has returned to Buffalo for further evaluation.

Neuvirth hasn't played since March 13 and it looks like he won't be back in the near future. He has a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage in 15 games this season.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) might be sent back to Buffalo to be re-evaluated.

Neuvirth has been sidelined since March 13 and hasn't been skating. The Sabres have two games left on their current road trip.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) wasn't able to practice on Saturday and it's believed that he suffered a setback.

The Sabres have already decided that Nathan Lieuwen will start Sunday against Vancouver and Matthew Hackett will face Montreal on Tuesday. That means Neuvirth won't be available to play until next Thursday at the earliest.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) is aiming to be ready for Sunday's game against Vancouver.

He practiced fully on Wednesday so he appears to be coming along nicely. "I want to make sure when I get back I'm 100 percent and can play every game and not miss any games," said Neuvirth. "We're going step by step. Today I was facing shots. I felt good. ... I want to be ready for Sunday."

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) might be able to play on Thursday.

Neuvirth won't be able to play on Tuesday as he initially hoped, but he is making progress. He has a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage in 15 games this season.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth (lower body) hopes to be available to play on Tuesday night.

"It depends how I'm going to feel tomorrow, but I'm feeling better every day," he said in the arena. "I'm hoping it's going to be good tomorrow." Neuvirth was impressive in two outings with the Sabres prior to getting injured.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth is hoping to make an impression in his stint with the Buffalo Sabres, but a lower-body injury will keep him out for at least a bit.

It remains to be seen if Jhonas Enroth will get back-to-back starts or if call-up Nathan Lieuwen may play instead.

Michal Neuvirth G BUF 5 Months

Michal Neuvirth's 51-save performance against the Hurricanes Friday may have earned him another start.

He could get the call Saturday night against the Islanders despite the fact that Jhonas Enroth has been one of the better Sabre players since the trade deadline. Check back with us closer to game time for updates.