Lehner (hip) was spotted at practice Thursday, showing no problems pushing off his leg, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 reports.

There has been some speculation within the Sabres community that Lehner may not be available for Thursday's game against the Rangers. It's still too early to tell whether that will be the case, but we're nonetheless encouraged by this latest report. Anders Nilsson reportedly will start against the Blueshirts, so the hope is that he can go the distance, affording Lehner more time to heal.

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