Evan Rodrigues was back on the ice for practice with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, his first skate with the team since he sustained a lower-body injury in Florida on Nov. 25.
Rodrigues has missed five games in the interim, though his absence may not extend much longer. Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said he expects the forward to be ready to play at some point on the team’s upcoming road trip in Western Canada, which begins Thursday in Calgary.
“He looked good today,” Krueger said. “I still haven’t gotten feedback from the medical team, but he looked like he was moving quite naturally and the prep to get him here has been successful. We expect that he will be available during this trip.”