Ruff on Vanek in Game 6: It's up to him
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff has left the decision with leading scorer Thomas Vanek to determine whether his sore left ankle is strong enough to play in Game 6 of the team's first-round playoff series at Boston on Monday.
"He's close now. It's his decision whether he can play or not," Ruff said Sunday after Vanek took part in his second straight day of practice after missing the past three games. "If he knocks on my door tomorrow and says, 'I'm ready,' he's playing."
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