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Sabres concerned about goalie Craig Anderson’s lingering injury

After Craig Anderson suffered an upper-body injury Nov. 2, the Sabres said he was day-to-day. But the veteran goalie, whose absence has become glaring as the rebuilding team keeps struggling, is still sidelined.

“Because of our initial report, based on where we’re at, it is a concern,” Sabres coach Don Granato said on a Zoom call this morning. “Obviously, we didn’t feel he would be out this long and it has lingered, so there is concern with respect to that, definitely.”

Granato has been utilizing goalies Dustin Tokarski and Aaron Dell. Tokarski will likely start Friday night against the Montreal Canadiens, his former team.

The Sabres have allowed five or more goals in six of the last eight games.

After getting yanked from two straight games, Tokarski rebounded well in Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, stopping 24 of the 25 shots he faced in relief of Dell.