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Sabres’ Myers done for season with broken bone in leg

Apr 12, 2013, 12:39 PM EST

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Tyler Myers‘ season is over. The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the 23-year-old defenseman suffered a broken bone in his leg during last night’s loss to the Canadiens.

It’s not clear how Myers suffered the injury. He played 25:37 against the Habs, and nothing was reported after the game. Some are speculating the broken bone may be a result of blocking a shot from Montreal defenseman PK Subban.

At any rate, it was another frustrating season for the 2010 rookie of the year. Myers finishes with three goals and five assists in 39 games while averaging 21:19 of ice time. He also admittedly showed up to training camp out of shape following the lockout.

On the bright side, he made a lot of money.

Update:

  1. Helper Sports - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    http://video.sabres.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20122013,2,597&event=BUF661&cmpid=embed-share-video

    This is the video from last night. 5 on 3, I think it was the first shot, but Myers didn’t look hurt.

  2. buddysguys - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    add him to the list of calder winners who flamed out after their rookie year. He had so much promise too. big contract for a 5th or 6th d man

    • tuberippin - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      He’s 23 years old. Chris Pronger didn’t break out offensively until he was 24-25 years old. Myers put up 48 points at age 19; it took Pronger until his age-25 season to put up more than 48 points.

      All of this is to say that calling him a bust or anything of that nature is entirely premature.

      • somekat - Apr 13, 2013 at 2:43 PM

        I like Myers, but comparing him to Prongs is a bad idea. Comparing their points as young players is even a worse idea. It was the middle of clutch and grab hockey when Prongs started. Guys were winning the scoring race if the hit the 80’s in pts.
        That being said, i do think Myers has more of an offensive game than Pronger did at his age. But he isn’t on the same planet defensively, or physically. Which is starnge given his size advantage. If I’m a Sabres fan, I would be hoping he curves the offensive side some, and focuses more on physical play. Try to mold him after Chara than Pronger. Chara was also known as a big softy with offensive talent when he was young, look at him now. He still has the big gun, but I don’t think anyone would think of him as an offensive defenseman

    • elvispocomo - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      Just another reason to sign a transition contract like Montreal did with Subban (ironic considering how the injury might have happened). Sometimes it works out, but there are a good number of examples with limited performance samples getting big time contracts but then not being worth them later on.

  3. travishenryskid - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    What a lost season. He was finally starting to play well, too.

  4. buffalomafia - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    Did Tinker Bell Myers really brake a finger nail?

    Maybe he should put his Wonder Woman bracelets on & suck it up like everyone else!

    6’6″ 250lb sissy girl who gets knocked on his ass all the time!

    • elemeno89 - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM

      You need to stop. You’re really, really annoying…

    • elemeno89 - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM

      Also I wouldn’t call someone a sissy for playing hockey on a broken leg, it’s really quite the opposite.

    • mainevent7567 - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      brake? yes, as a matter of fact he took car brakes and rubbed his finger nails on them.

    • redridershoottheireyeout - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:28 PM

      I actually thought he had started to improve since the other two D men got traded. BTW, it’s spelled b-r-e-a-k ungatz!

  5. withseidelinn - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Horrible, horrible contract. Add it to the list of disastrous signings by Sabres management over the past 3 years.

    • withseidelinn - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

      Delusional Sabres fans giving me thumbs down. FACE REALITY PEOPLE!!

    • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      I’d bet Buffalo could still trade that contract in a heartbeat if they chose to (this summer I mean). They overpaid, too early – but Myers is still going to mature into a great D-man, he’s only 23.

      • redridershoottheireyeout - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:25 PM

        I’d rather see Drewnothing Stafford traded for a box of pucks than get rid of Myers, he still has potential. Stafford must have inherited Roy’s skirts last year when got traded for Ott! What a wuss! The guy is such a coaster. At the end of the deadline some of the talking heads were trying to float the idea of a trade of Stafford to Washington, man was I hoping!

  6. buffalomafia - Apr 12, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    It seems like whether its the Sabres or Bills & these players have one good year they give them insane money. Then after they get the big contract they crap to bed!

  7. billsin20xx - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    It seems like all year he kept falling down, especially skating backwards. maybe it’s been broken all year!
    Another great Regier signing!
    FIRE REGIER!!!

  8. thedavesiknowiknow - Apr 12, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    Enough of the “terrible contract” talk. If he was allowed to walk (or even got traded) we’d never hear the end of how Buffalo “gave up too quickly” on someonw who is “certain” to be the next Pronger or Chara. It’s a fair contract, for a fair term that’ll take the guy into “prime years” for a defenseman. He came into the year injured playing in Europe….maybe that had something to do with how clumsy he looked. Maybe it’s all the “tinkering” the trainers are trying to do to him to add mass. Let the guy go through the process of figuring out position that gets more and more sophisticated every year. Or call hin “Tinkerbell”, and instruct him to “hit him with your purse” each time he’s in the corner with an opposing forward. Nobody’s ever heard that one before.

  9. redridershoottheireyeout - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    I wonder if it’s the same leg he hurt in Europe, tough for the kid, let it heal, pack on a few pounds in the meantime, hit the weights and get ready for next year. Face it he’s here for a long time with that contract and he probably just needs someone who can better mentor him, not torment him like Ruff. Lots of upside left at that age for Mr. Myers.

  10. banger60 - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    Buffalo doesn’t have a leg to stand on now, sorry just bored.

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