NHL Bylaw 20.06: If it's the playoffs, then the Sabres must not remain healthy:
AMHERST, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres may be without their co-captain and top scorer, Daniel Briere, for the second game of their playoff series against New York Islanders.
Briere limped out of HSBC Arena on Thursday night after the Sabres’ 4-1 win in the opener of the National Hockey League playoff series and did not take part in Friday’s practice.
The nature of his injury is not known, but it could be a foot or ankle problem.
The Sabres downplayed his absence on Friday, saying he was just given the day off.
But he was spotted hobbling painfully down the hall at their practice arena.
Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff said Briere was merely sore from being hit by a shot in Thursday’s game.
“We decided to keep him off the ice,” Ruff said, indicated Briere may play on Saturday night.
courtesy Globe and Mail