5 years ago

Ville Leino (hip) might not be able to play this season, according to Sabres coach Lindy Ruff.

Leino hasn't been improving and he might end up needing surgery. "This latest treatment option we hope will work," Ruff said. "Surgery is always the the end of the line. You go to a surgeon, he's going to recommend surgery. That's just the way it goes." Leino had a rough debut season with the Sabres, but he had 53 points in 81 games in 2010-11.