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Sabres' defenceman Andrej Sekera out with rib injury; Toni Lydman to return

Buffalo Sabres defenceman Andrej Sekera will miss at least two weeks because of a rib injury, while Toni Lydman is ready to return after missing Buffalo's first three games with a hand injury.

Coach Lindy Ruff provided the update after practice Monday, a day before the Sabres (2-0-1) host the Detroit Red Wings (2-2-0). Ruff declined to reveal the exact nature of the injury to Sekera, who was hurt in the second period of a 1-0 win at Nashville on Saturday.

A third-year player, Sekera had no points in three games this season.

Lydman, entering his ninth NHL season, has been out since hurting his hand during the pre-season.

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