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Sabres' Myers done for year after breaking bone in his leg

By John Vogl

The Sabres' talent level, which has dropped significantly through trades recently, is going down again. The team announced today that defenseman Tyler Myers will miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his leg.

Myers played a team-high 25:37 during the 5-1 loss to Montreal, including a final shift with 2:41 to go. He was particularly critical of the team following the game but didn't show signs of the ailment.

It's not yet known how Myers suffered the injury. He blocked a team-high four shots, including a close-range blast during a five-on-three power play for Montreal. He also blocked a shot by P.K. Subban with 2:56 to play during his final shift.

Myers has struggled for much of this season after reporting to the team out of shape. He has three goals, eight points and a minus-8 rating in 39 games. Nonetheless, he was second on the team in ice time per game at 21:18, and the Sabres will need to replace his minutes.

The Sabres' farm team in Rochester has been thin on defense, with the Amerks recently signing blue-liners Michael Wilson and Fredonia native Nick Bailen to pro and amateur tryout contracts, respectively. Top prospect Brayden McNabb is out for the year with an injury.

Alex Biega, a fifth-round pick by Buffalo in 2006, leads active Amerks defensemen with 22 points, including 18 assists, in 66 games.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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