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Thomas Vanek misses Sabres' practice

Updated: December 19, 2011, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres' leading goal-scorer Thomas Vanek missed practice due to an upper-body injury, leading the team to call up two players from the minors on Monday.

Coach Lindy Ruff says Vanek is likely to play at Ottawa on Tuesday. Vanek's 17 goals are tied for sixth in the NHL. He was hurt during an 8-3 loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Forwards Derek Whitmore and Marcus Foligno were promoted from AHL Rochester to bolster a banged-up lineup that had only 10 forwards ...

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