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Sabres’ Mattias Samuelsson to return to lineup Friday

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mattias Samuelsson will return to the lineup for Friday’s home game against the Nashville Predators, head coach Don Granato announced.

Samuelsson participated in the morning skate and is ready to go after missing Wednesday’s home game against the Winnipeg Jets with an undisclosed injury.

Samuelsson has been one of the teams best defensemen this season. The rookie has tallied six assists in 29 games with Buffalo this season.

Face-off for Friday’s game is slated for 7 p.m.