The Winnipeg Jets get roughly 24 minutes of ice time per night from defenseman Tyler Myers this season, as the blue liner carries heavy appearances for the Central Division club.
That means that a lower body injury for the defenseman, which is expected to hold him out of the team’s game on Sunday against the Buffalo Sabres.
Myers will miss the game against his old club with what’s only being described as a lower-body injury, as the club didn’t give any specifics ahead of their 2:00 PM CST start at home.
The 6 foot 8 blue liner is no stranger to leg, knee, and hip injuries, though – so it’s anyone’s guess what’s wrong this time. He’s missed time for a broken leg three years ago, and was shut down at the end of last season with lingering knee and hip injuries that required surgery.
Now, he’s sitting out again.
Drafted twelfth overall by the Sabres in 2008, the Houston, Texas native has put up 59 goals and 135 points through 470 career NHL games, playing only for Buffalo and Winnipeg throughout his pro career. This season, he boasts two goals in eight games, and most recently skated for a whopping 27:19 in Winnipeg’s game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Losing him should be a big blow.
The Jets will look to build off of a two-game winning streak against the Avalanche and the Dallas Stars, while the Sabres will look to build on their own 3-0 shutout victory over the Florida Panthers.