Sabres sniper Thomas Vanek, out since Game 2 with an ankle
injury, is still trying to play in this series and there is a chance he could return for Game 6.

Vanek has been skating the last four days and according to The
Buffalo News, is expected to test his ankle even more on Sunday in
"battle drills."

"We'll get a pretty good  idea of where he's at,"
head coach Lindy Ruff told the media Saturday. "You run the risk
when you get him involved physically, that you can set him back. I hope
today is a good day and he gets through it and we can ramp up the type
of practice that  he can go through."

Vanek led the Sabres with
28 lamplighters in the regular season and has a goal and an assist in
this series.