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Jeanneret Hopes to Be Back for Sabres Game Thursday

Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret will miss his second straight game tonight when the National Hockey League team plays Toronto, but he hopes to be back in time for the Sabres game Thursday in Carolina.

That’s the word from Sabres spokesman Mike Gilbert this afternoon.

“He’s not feeling 100 percent,” said Gilbert. He added that the Hall of Famer is resting at home and hasn’t been hospitalized but wants to maintain his privacy about what ails him.

“I talked to him today and he’s hoping to be on the plane Wednesday for Thursday’s game,” said Gilbert.

Kevin Sylvester, who works for the team, will call tonight’s game. It is simulcast by MSG and WGR. WGR’s Paul Hamilton was the radio play-by-play man of the Sabres’ 5-2 season opening win Sunday over Philadelphia, which was televised nationally by NBC.


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