Tomas Vanek Leaves Game with Illness

Standard Spin: Vanek played the first period Tuesday against the Leafs but failed to answer the bell for the second and did not return to the game.  Sabres' coach Lindy Ruff said afterward that Vanek "either got food poisoning, some type of virus, flu...  He wasn't feeling well in warmup."  

The Sabres' next game is Friday back in Buffalo, also against the Leafs.  We expect Vanek will be good to go after 3 days of rest, but it would be smart to get an update prior to the game.  (Jan.11)