Tyler Myers' return to the Sabres' lineup Wednesday was highlighted by two goals. The lowlights included a 5-3 loss to New Jersey and a hit on Dainius Zubrus that could get the attention of the NHL.
Myers and Zubrus, the former Sabres forward who was playing his 1,000th game, chased a loose puck along the boards midway through the second period. Zubrus stretched to reach the puck, and Myers’ check went to the head of the hunched-over player.
"I didn't like the look of it," New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer said. "It looked to me like one of the head shots they are trying to get out of the game."
Zubrus required medical attention but stayed in the game.
"I understand why the receiving team would be upset with a hit like that," Myers said. "I didn’t intend to injure him. I think it was just one of those where he had the mind-set of playing the puck and I had the mind-set of playing the body. I don’t think he was ready for it. I caught him pretty good. Obviously, it’s good to see him bounce back with no serious injury."