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Monday, April 19, 2010
Vanek sporting walking cast

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek entered the TD Garden this morning sporting a walking cast on his left leg.

Buffalo's top goal scorer during the regular season, Vanek suffered a "lower body injury" during Game 2 on Saturday when he went crashing into the boards with the Bruins' Johnny Boychuk late in the first period. Vanek left the ice and did not return and is doubtful for Game 3 tonight at the Garden.

When asked if he would be playing tonight, Vanek said, "I'll leave it up to the big guys."

Over the weekend, Vanek didn't rule himself out for the Bruins-Sabres first-round playoff series, which is tied at a game apiece.