NHL

Sabres lose Myers for at least 1 month

The Buffalo Sabres on Monday recalled defenceman T.J. Brennan, a roster vacancy created by a broken wrist suffered by big defenceman Tyler Myers.
Buffalo blue-liner Tyler Myers was injured in Saturday's home game against Phoenix. (Gary Wiepert/Associated Press)

The Buffalo Sabres on Monday recalled defenceman T.J. Brennan, a roster vacancy created by a broken wrist suffered by big defenceman Tyler Myers.

Myers underwent surgery and will be out at least one month, it was learned. The 21-year-old suffered the injury in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Phoenix.

It has been an eventul month for the third-year pro, who won the Calder Trophy as top rookie in 2009-10.

He was among a number of Sabres criticized for a muted reaction after Boston forward Milan Lucic checked Ryan Miller in a Nov. 12 game, resulting in a concussion for the Buffalo goaltender.

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff made Myers a healthy scratch in the next outing, but the six-foot-seven blue-liner returned to the ice with two goals in a win on Nov. 16 against New Jersey.

Myers has two goals and four assists with a minus-4 rating in 19 game this season.

This will be his first significant absence, having missed just two regular season games over his first two seasons.

Buffalo will meet the Bruins again in their next outing on Wednesday.

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