Not alot of great news coming out of the Buffalo Sabres lately – and on the case of Ville Leino, we could be on the brink of another would have, could have, should have season with number 23.
Ville Leino suffered a hip injury prior to the Buffalo Sabres first game of the season, and has yet to dress for the Sabres this year. He was recently moved to the short term IR to make a roster spot available to Nathan Gerbe.
It appears that the Buffalo Sabres are close to putting him on the Long Term IR list, and ending his chances at a season.
So far the Sabres have been talking like the injury is not a big deal; that it will not need surgery, and the Buffalo Sabres will be using his services before too long.
Now it appears that the hip injury is worst than it has been previously reports, and Leino is in jeopardy of losing his entire season.
This would have been the second season in blue and gold for Ville Leino, last year joining the team as a free agent signing. After a less than stellar year – Leino has little leash room with fans.
Originally brought in to be a centerman, he was quick to voice his displeasure at the position, but not quick to prove his worth on the wing either.
Looks like Buffalo Sabres fans will have to wait another season to see if Ville Leino was worth the signing – his third year into the deal. Leino will have four more years on his deal in Buffalo.