The theory behind the Buffalo Sabres' rebuilding project is that the new core group will become a foundation once they are able to gel together.
This might take a little longer now that some of that group will be sidelined with injuries.
Rookie Joel Armia is the latest to suffer an injury when he broke his hand after being slashed in Buffalo's 3-0 win against Columbus Wednesday. The Sabres are not sure if Armia will require surgery, but Ron Rolston told Sabres.com he expects Armia to miss 4-6 weeks.
Corey Tropp is out 5-6 weeks with a broken jaw, and Marcus Foligno will likely return for the regular season opener on Oct. 2 against Detroit, as he is nursing an upper body injury.
The Sabres received a bit of good news, as Cody McCormick will be available for Friday's game against Carolina, as the Sabres conclude the preseason.
Injuries are often a problem for any NHL team, but the Sabres in particular have been hit hard with injuries in the recent past. Buffalo will hope to stay relatively healthy this season so they can focus on getting the team on track, where fans envisioned it would be when Terry Pegula took over.
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