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Sabres’ Hasek Out With Bad Twist

March 24, 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) _ Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek practiced with the team Wednesday, a day after suffering a twisted back in a collision during a game against New Jersey.

Although the injury did not appear to be serious, Hasek was taken out of the lineup for Wednesday’s game at Detroit as a precaution, the team said.

Hasek was skating back in the crease when he was hit by Devils rookie Brendan Morrison with 49 seconds remaining in overtime Tuesday. The goaltender laid on the ice for several minutes before getting up and finishing the game, which ended 1-1.

``Somebody hit my head, and I felt a big pain between my shoulders,″ Hasek said after the game. ``I was afraid to move. Now I can move everything.″

Hasek returned to the Sabres lineup March 19 after taking a month off with a strained groin. Buffalo went 5-4-3 during his absence.

The Sabres Wednesday recalled rookie Martin Biron to back up Duane Roloson against Detroit.

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