Ville Leino (hip) isn't likely to make his season debut on Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Leino was hoping to participate in that game, but Sabres coach Ron Rolston doesn't sound optimistic. "We're just trying to get him back into practice and get him quality practice time," Rolston said. "Really grinding, get him in more competitive situations. It will be close. I don't know when. I would doubt Sunday but certainly next week a strong possibility."