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Sabres' Roy misses practice with injury, uncertain for Friday game vs. Flyers

12/20/2007 - NHL Derek Roy Buffalo Sabres + more

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sabres center Derek Roy missed practice on
Thursday and is day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

Coach Lindy Ruff said Roy's injury is "somewhere between a bad
bruise and a sprain."

Roy, Buffalo's leading scorer with 29 points in 32 games, was
hurt in the first period of Wednesday's win over the New York
Islanders. Ruff believes Roy was hurt when he fell after colliding
with New York forward Trent Hunter in the corner.

Roy had treatment on the shoulder Thursday, but his status for
Friday's game against Philadelphia is unclear.

Center Tim Connolly also missed Thursday's practice because of
an illness that forced him to sit out the third period against the
Islanders. Ruff said he'll know more Friday if Connolly is well
enough to play against the Flyers.

"He may be able to play in a limited role if he's feeling
better," Ruff said.