Ryan O’Reilly is out today, could reportedly miss ‘weeks’

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The Buffalo Sabres will be without Ryan O'Reilly during Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and that might just be the beginning.

The fantastic two-way center ranks as one of the top reasons why people believe that the Sabres have some major pieces in place to turn things around.

It’s considered a lower-body injury at the moment.

Buffalo would be wise to handle this situation carefully, then, as it sounds like there might be an update with a more dire reading than “day-to-day” later on today.

No doubt about it, that’s a bummer.

Again, the Sabres would be wise to tread lightly, as their focus should likely be on “selling” around trade deadline time and generally gearing up for the 2016-17 season. If this is a matter of “weeks,” maybe they should tell ROR to save his energy for next year.

They could be aiming to make bigger steps forward by then.