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The Buffalo Sabres will have to continue their playoff push without top defenseman Tyler Myers, who has been suspended without pay by the NHL for three games for an illegal hit from behind.
League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan issued the ruling Tuesday, after holding a hearing with Myers over a minor boarding penalty he received in the third period of a 3-2 overtime win against Montreal a day earlier.
Shanahan ruled Canadiens forward Scott Gomez had his back turned and was defenseless when Myers struck him from behind and into the boards. Under league rules, Shanahan said the onus was on Myers to avoid the hit.
Myers scored the decisive goal 2:01 into overtime.
Myers forfeits $14,189.19 in salary in serving a suspension that begins Wednesday, when the Sabres host Colorado.
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Buffalo Sabres Tyler Myers will certainly be issued a suspension today, as the NHL Department of Safety have scheduled a hearing with the 6 foot, 8 inch defenseman.
Myers receives a bit of a bump, and dishes out a leaning hit with a bit of elbow in the mix for good measure in the Buffalo zone.
It’s a clear suspension for the 22-year-old. He’s not a real tough customer...
Buffalo Sabres fourth-line forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely after hurting his knee last weekend.
Without calling the injury season-ending, coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended period as Buffalo prepared to host Montreal on Monday night. Ellis was hurt in a 4-3 shootout win at Ottawa on Saturday.
The Sabres will also be minus defenseman Andrej Sekera for an uncertain...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers faces a hearing Tuesday afternoon with the NHL's Department of Player Safety.Myers could be suspended or fined for a hit he delivered on Montreal forward Scott Gomez in the third period of Monday's 3-2 win over the Canadiens.Myers was assessed a boarding minor on the play.The 22-year-old has eight goals and 13 assists in 50 games for...
Given how poorly Buffalo was playing two months ago, defenseman Tyler Myers is certain it would have let this one slip away.
It's a much different story in March, now that the surging Sabres have climbed back in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Buffalo allowed the tying goal with 5 seconds left in regulation, but Myers scored 2:01 into overtime to secure a 3-2 win over the Montreal...
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers was handed a three-game suspension on Tuesday for his hit on Montreal Canadiens center Scott Gomez.
Myers, who netted the winning goal in Buffalo's 3-2 overtime victory on Monday, was assessed a boarding minor on the play in the third period.
The 22-year-old Myers has eight goals and 13 assists in 50 games for the Sabres this season.
Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely because of a knee injury.
Coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended amount of time after he hurt his knee in a win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Ellis, a fourth-liner, has three goals and five assists on the season.
The Sabres are also without defenseman Andrel Sekera because of pneumonia. He has missed three games already.
The good news from Sabres game day skate:
Thomas Vanek will play tonight in this most important game versus the Montreal Canadiens.
This Johnny Boychuk demolition caused a re-aggravation of Vanek's upper body injury.
Its believed that Vanek first injured his shoulder back in Montreal in February when he was hit by Erik Cole.
Pat Kaleta's neck injury...
Crowd noise wasn't a problem inside First Niagara Center on Monday night.
Tyler Ennis scored two beauties, while Ryan Miller made 26 saves as the Sabres earned its season-best fifth consecutive home win.
The Sabres (33-29-8) also improved to 9-2-2 in their past 13 games. Miller is 9-1-1 in his last 11 starts. Look out Winnipeg! The Sabres are now in ninth place in the Eastern Conf...
I don’t ever really watch tennis but I do think that their players, just like NHL players, are unbelievably underrated in the world of sports. The lame-stream (I just invented that!) sports media is so hung up on things like the vertical leap, 40 Yard dash and how ‘ripped’ a guy is they completely ignore one of the most important aspects of athletecism: Stamina...
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It won't be easy, but the Sabres look to beat the Canadiens in regulation tonight. A Buffalo win will cut the four point gap between Washington and Buffalo to two points.
The Caps and Jets are idle tonight.
Sekera (pneumonia), Ellis (knee), McCormick (head)
Thomas Vanek looked...
This is the fifth meeting between the teams this season. So far, the Sabres have gone 3-0-1 against the Canadiens. Buffalo have finished each game with exactly three goals, but have kept Montreal at two or less three times.
The Sabres are coming off of a shootout win in Ottawa after trailing three times during the game. Tyler Ennis finished off Ben Bishop in the Senators, giving...
The surging Buffalo Sabres suddenly find themselves just outside the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
The Colorado Avalanche have used an impressive run of their own to climb into the mix in the West.
With both teams seeking a third consecutive win, the visiting Avalanche and Sabres meet for the only time this season Wednesday night.
Buffalo (33-29-8), which sat in a last-place...
Play with fire, and you're gonna get burned.
On Monday night, the Sabres lost a one goal lead in the final seconds of regulation to the Montreal Canadiens. The Sabres would shake-off their 6 on 5 blunder to win the game in OT when Tyler Myers beat Peter Budaj with a wicked wrister in OT.
Fast forward to Wednesday night, when Rookie Of The Year, Gabriel Landeskog was granted...
From the office of redundancy department....
Brayden McNabb has been recalled to fill the huge skates of Tyler Myers.
Sometimes we roll out old footage for a reason and last night was just one of those nights up until the Nashville-Phoenix game. Maybe it was just us but every other game had some excitement but just did not wow us, maybe aside from the Buffalo ending with Tyler Myers scoring the game winner. However, there were a few fantasy standouts from last nignt and we should...