Sabres Vanek, Hecht, Grier return to Practice

March 9, 2011 Updated Mar 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM EDT

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Sabres Vanek, Hecht, Grier return to Practice

March 9, 2011 Updated Mar 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM EDT

Boston (WKBW.com) Sabres forwards Thomas Vanek, Jochen Hecht and Mike Grier all returned to the practice ice on Wednesday as the team worked out at Boston University. Team officials say all three are expected to play Thursday against the Boston Bruins.



With the Sabres getting healthy General Manager Darcy Regier announced on Wednesday that forwards Mark Mancari, Luke Adam and Mark Parrish have been returned to the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League.



Goaltender Patrick Lalime did not participate on Wednesday. Held out with what the team is calling a "lower-body injury". Jhonas Enroth remains with the team.


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