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Sabres' Gragnani to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained knee

Associated Press

9/18/2010 2:22:54 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Sabres defenceman Marc-Andre Gragnani will miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained knee.

Coach Lindy Ruff provided the update Saturday a day after Gragnani was hurt in rookie scrimmage. Ruff didn't say which knee was injured, but noted it won't require surgery.

Gragnani, the Sabres' third-round pick in the 2005 draft, was expected to compete for a regular job with the team this season. He's previously appeared in six career games with Buffalo, but has yet to register a point.

Forward Mark Parrish, an 11-year NHL veteran, joined the Sabres in opening training camp on a tryout basis. A six-time 20-goal-scorer, he had two assists in 16 games with Tampa Bay last season.