Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff had to be helped off the ice during Monday's practice after colliding with Jordan Leopold.

The Sabres released the following statement:

"Buffalo Sabres Head Coach Lindy Ruff suffered three broken ribs following a collision with Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold during the team's practice this morning at First Niagara Center. He is expected to be back tomorrow to resume his coaching responsibilities."

Buffalo starts a four-game homestand on Wednesday against the Bruins.