'"He feels better today, I'm encouraged again, I'm past the doubtful stage," said Ruff. "I'm optimistic that he may be able to play tonight. He'll take the warmup and if he doesn't feel any pain and he's able to perform at a high enough level … we'll talk to him and basically make it his call because he's the only one that really knows."'
Sabres defenceman Teppo Numminen hopeful to dress for Game 6
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