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Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin returns to practice

The Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin returned to practice Tuesday at KeyBank Center after missing Sunday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a lower-body injury.

Dahlin sustained the injury on Saturday and underwent further testing on Monday.

He could be ready to go for Wednesday’s road game against the Montreal Canadiens.

“It was nice, nice to get back at it. I was not sure that I was going to feel a hundred (percent), but I did, so it’s great,” Dahlin said. “I’m happy to be back.”

Head coach Don Granato also spoke to the media following practice but was still waiting for a full report from the medical staff.

“I think they’re worried about strength in the area of the injury and potential vulnerability due to any of lack of strength,” Granato said. “So, testing that out today, it looked like he felt and had his strength and obviously he wasn’t wincing, so it looked like there was no more pain or less pain in that area, the area of aggravation.

“I’m expecting a good report when I hear from the medical team.”

Faceoff on Wednesday is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.