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Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers done for the season

The Sabres said Friday that Tyler Myers suffered a season-ending injury in the team's one-sided loss the previous night to Montreal, a game Myers called their "worst effort" since he came to Buffalo.

Suffered broken bone in leg against Habs

Tyler Myers was scratched early this season, but has since continued to log big minutes on Buffalo's blue-line. (Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday that Tyler Myers suffered a season-ending injury in the team's one-sided loss the previous night to Montreal.

Myers, 24, broke a bone in his leg, the Sabres said.

Myers had three goals and five assists in 39 games this season, with a minus-8 rating. He was in the first season of a seven-year, $38.5 million US contract. 

The Sabres weren't specific in their statement as to when and how Myers got hurt in the game, though it may have come from a shot-blocking situation.

Buffalo was drubbed at home 5-1 by the Canadiens on Thursday and sit 11th in the Eastern Conference.

The former Calder Trophy winner Myers didn't give a hint of the injury when talking to the Buffalo News after the desultory defeat.

"It was the worst effort the Buffalo Sabres have put on the ice since I’ve been a part of it," he told the newspaper.

The Sabres host Philadelphia and Tampa Bay in games this weekend.

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