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Weber up; Lydman, Rivet practicing

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Sabres have recalled defenseman Mike Weber from Portland, evidenced by the fact he is on the ice right now for the morning skate in BankAtlantic Center. He is up because of injuries to Craig Rivet (upper body) and Toni Lydman, who was injured blocking a shot Monday, but both veteran defensemen are also on the ice.

We'll have to wait for Lindy Ruff's post-practice chat to see who will play against the Florida Panthers tonight.

The forward lines for the skate:

Thomas Vanek-Derek Roy-Drew Stafford

Paul Gaustad-Jochen Hecht-Jason Pominville

Maxim Afinogenov-Adam Mair-Ales Kotalik

Andrew Peters/Daniel Paille-Clarke MacArthur-Mark Mancari.

Post-practice update: Lydman will play tonight while Rivet and Weber will not. Peters will also be scratched. Weber's stay with the Sabres may be a short one depending on how the Sabres get through tonight's game health wise. He may go back to Portland without even playing a game.

--John Vogl


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