Posted January 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Tyler Myers
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers expects to be ready for the start of the NHL season, saying he's fully recovered from an ankle injury sustained while playing in Austria. Myers declared himself ''100 percent'' on Thursday after becoming the latest Sabres player to participate in informal practices at a suburban arena. Concerns were raised after Buffalo's star defenseman was hurt early last month playing for Austria's Klagenfurter AC. Myers missed a about month before returning for one game last week. He returned home Tuesday after a tentative deal was reached to end the NHL lockout. Though feeling jet-lagged, Myers showed no signs of the injury bothering him during the 90-minute session. The Sabres could open training camp as early as Sunday, and open the regular season a week later.

F Hecht set to return to Buffalo Sabres

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Buffalo Sabres eager to test Mikhail Grigorenko

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Another day at the office for the Sabres. New faces on the ice: Tyler Myers, Reggie Sekera, , Jhonas Enroth and Adam Pardy. Deputy coaches, Jay McKee and Andrew Peters, skated the boys hard for 90 minutes. “I’m watching the legs to see that they are working hard, and they were all working hard, you can tell”, said Peters after the session. Petey said that he contacted...

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GARTH: Report: Sabres Sign Hecht

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Win Buffalo Sabres Tickets Courtesy Of Queen City Sports

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Sabres Season Preview Part II: Defense/Goaltending

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GARTH: Sabres Training Camp Schedule

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Adam French: Grigorenko

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GARTH: Grigo's Last Game In Quebec?

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GARTH: When your ears are ringing...

The old saying goes “when people are talking about you, your ears ring”. Mikhail Grigorenko’s ears must have been ringing on Tuesday afternoon. Not from the 30,000 foot altitude of the flight back to Quebec, but from the Sabres singing his praises aloud. At the same time Sabres President Ted Black and GM Darcy Regier were holding their first official press conference...
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