Casey Mittelstadt back practicing for Sabres

The center will not play Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) – The Buffalo Sabres play host to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night, but maybe more importantly, Casey Mittelstadt joined the team for the morning skate. It was the first time he’s been on the ice with his teammates since suffering an injury during an opening night win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Mittelstadt has been out of the lineup for almost six weeks, and head coach Don Granato said he needs to get some practice time in.

“The biggest challenge is our limited practice times. So he was on today in a non-contact way, and we need to get him involved in contact," Granato said following Wednesday's morning skate. "We don’t have a lot of practice time, because we have game days here. We’re going to read it day-by-day to see how he feels, but he does need to go through, at least, a couple of practices with some good contact before we feel comfortable even assessing where he’s at.”

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