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Ruff: Hecht will be 'out weeks'

Updated: April 15, 2010, 5:20 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have suffered a setback before even hitting the ice for the playoffs.

Coach Lindy Ruff announced Thursday morning after the pregame skate that forward Jochen Hecht had suffered a setback in his attempt to return from an injured left pinkie finger.

"He needed a procedure done; he'll be out weeks instead of days now," Ruff said.

The Sabres host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their playoff series at 7 p.m. ET Thursday.

Hecht scored ...

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