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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 stretch after Ruff said the player has now been diagnosed with pneumonia. Sekera had missed the previous three games with what the team called flulike symptoms.
On the bright side, second-leading scorer Thomas Vanek is expected to return Monday after missing one game with an upper body injury.
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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.
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...
Tyler Myers scored 2:01 into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
Tyler Ennis scored twice and Ryan Miller made 26 saves as Buffalo earned its season-best fifth consecutive home win. The Sabres (33-29-8) also improved to 9-2-2 in their past 13 games and jumped ahead of Winnipeg into ninth place in the Eastern Conference, two...
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...
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...
NEW YORK (March 13, 2012) – Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers has been suspended, without pay, for three games for boarding Montreal Canadiens forward Scott Gomez during NHL Game #1033 in Buffalo on Monday, March 12, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average...
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...
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...
Marcus Foligno better go to Wegmans and buy groceries today. He's going to be in Buffalo for a while. Thomas Vanek's shoulder injury is distressing enough, but then when you add in Matt Ellis and his serious lower extremity injury, and Pat Kaeta's jacked up neck, all signs are pointing to Marcus staying in Buffalo to fill in for fallen forwards.
Thomas Vanek and Matt...
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...
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.
Greetings from the ted darling Memorial Press Box.
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 Buffalo Sabres' last meeting with the Montreal Canadiens left coach Lindy Ruff feeling "embarrassed."
His team's play - and position in the Eastern Conference playoff race - since then has likely changed that dramatically.
The Sabres look to continue their impressive turnaround and close the gap on a playoff position Monday night when they face the Canadiens...
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...