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TURGEON'S CONSECUTIVE-GAME STREAK ENDS

The Sabres' longest consecutive-game streak ended Sunday night when injury forced Pierre Turgeon out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Detroit.

Turgeon sprained his right knee early in the third period of Saturday night's 4-2 loss at Quebec and did not play the remainder of that game. The Sabres said the mild sprain should sideline Turgeon for a short period.

Turgeon had played 192 consecutive regular-season games with the Sabres. The team's ironman distinction now falls to National Hockey League sophomore Dave Snuggerud, who has played 106 straight since entering the league last season.

Saturday's game against Quebec was Turgeon's fifth straight without a point. He has gone eight games since his last goal.

The Sabres also scratched goaltender Daren Puppa (back), defensemen Mike Ramsey (ribs) and Brad Miller and center John Tucker.

Puppa is scheduled to skate today, while Ramsey is listed as day-to-day.

Detroit scratched right wing Marc Habscheid and was without three injured players -- defenseman Steve Chiasson (shoulder), left wing Gerard Gallant (back) and right wing Bob Probert (broken arm). Probert suffered the break near the wrist in Saturday's win over Chicago.
The tie pushed the Sabres' Aud unbeaten streak to eight games (4-0-4). The outcome ended Detroit's five-game winning streak, but extended the Wings unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1). . . . The three stars went to Dale Hawerchuk, Shawn Burr and Dave Andreychuk. Hawerchuk's first-period goal snapped a personal six-game drought. . . . Benoit Hogue's two assists gave him sole possession of second place among Sabres scorers. Hogue has 21 points, three fewer than Turgeon. . . . Buffalo goaltender Clint Malarchuk made five of his 29 saves while Buffalo was two-men short during a 1:43 span of the second period. . . . Sunday's attendance was 15,150.

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