PHILADELPHIA - Lindy Ruff’s revelation on Saturday that Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville will not play in Game 6 was hardly earth-shattering.
Those of us who saw him limp out of the Wells Fargo Center on crutches with his left leg in a walking boot on Friday night pretty much connected those dots on our own.
The bigger injury issue heading into Sunday’s matchup between the Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers continues to involve Flyers defenceman Chris Pronger, who attempted during practice Saturday to shoot the puck harder than he has been.
There are doubts that Pronger, coming off a broken hand, will be able to play. Then again, with the Flyers trailing the series 3-2 and on the brink of elimination, what does he have to lose?
Jeff Carter, who missed Game 5 with a knee ailment, is expected to be out.