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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.
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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.
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...
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...
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...