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O'Reilly not going to Minnesota, Eichel likely to sit as well

Some quick updates today from Sabres coach Dan Bylsma after practice in First Niagara Center:

---Ryan O'Reilly is among the players who will not be traveling to Minnesota for the preseason game Thursday night. O'Reilly's next court date is Thursday morning in London, Ont., for his summer DUI charge. O'Reilly said he planned to talk to his lawyer later Wednesday to see if he would be attending the hearing. He did not know if there would be any resolution to his case on Thursday.

---Coach Dan Bylsma was evasive about the lineup expected to meet the Wild, other than to say it would probably have the minimum eight veteran players in it. Chad Johnson will start in goal. As for Jack Eichel, Bylsma wasn't very definitive but seemed to indicate he did not want Eichel, or anyone else for that matter, playing three games in a row. That would seem to indicate Eichel would take Thursday off and play in the exhibition finale here Friday against Columbus.

---Defenseman Brendan Guhle, felled by a Dion Phaneuf hit on Tuesday against Toronto, has an upper-body injury but is not dealing with concussion issues.  He did not practice Wednesday and is sitting out for now. Jake McCabe (upper body) returned to practice fully Wednesday and is likely to play in Minnesota as the Sabres have only six healthy defensemen.

---Veteran winger Patrick Kaleta skated in a practice for the first time since the opening weekend of camp, taking the ice in a non-contact role after the main group and skating with several players ticketed for Rochester.

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