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Buffalo’s Sulzer (knee) to miss remainder of season

Mar 14, 2013, 2:51 PM EST

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The Buffalo Sabres will be without defenseman Alexander Sulzer for the remainder of the season, according to head coach Ron Rolston.

The German blueliner hurt his knee in a 4-0 loss to the Islanders on Feb. 23, and hasn’t played since.

Rolson said Sulzer has undergone season-ending knee surgery, and Sulzer was seen on Thursday walking through the dressing room on crutches.

the 28-year-old had appeared in 17 games for the Sabres this season, registering 3G-1A-4PTS while averaging over 16 minutes of ice time per game. He currently sits in a tie for most goals by a Buffalo defenseman, with Tyler Myers.

It’s a tough blow for Sulzer, who worked his way into a top-six spot on Buffalo’s defense.

He played well for the Sabres after coming from Vancouver at last year’s trade deadline — scoring eight points in 15 games — and was rewarded with a one-year, $725,000 deal in May.

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