Right winger Marian Hossa, who has missed the Penguins' past five games because of a sprained knee, joined his teammates for practice at Mellon Arena today, but is not expected to play when the Penguins face Buffalo tomorrow at 7:38 p.m. at Mellon Arena.
The Penguins also will be without center Max Talbot (ankle) against the Sabres, while right winger Petr Sykora (back) is questionable. Neither practiced today. Talbot's injury is believed to be related to the high ankle sprain that forced him out of the lineup twice earlier this season.
The Penguins recalled forwards Ryan Stone and Connor James from their farm team in Wilkes-Barre because of the injuries to Talbot and Sykora.
Hossa, who has 26 goals and 30 assists in 61 games, was acquired from Atlanta at the trade deadline two weeks ago. He was injured midway through his first game with the Penguins.