For the second night in a row, the Sabres lost a defenseman to injury during the game. This time, it was veteran blueliner Robyn Regehr, who is expected to miss some time with an upper body injury sustained during last night’s 4-2 loss to the NY Islanders.
The night prior, rookie Brayden McNabb went down with concussion-like symptoms. It’s unclear right now how much time he’ll miss, but he didn’t join the team on their road trip, which lasts until just after the All Star break.
Andrej Sekera was injured Dec. 30 and has missed 7 games to date, but is expected to be ‘close’ and may return for Monday’s contest against Detroit. Christian Ehrhoff is not far behind him and could return on the upcoming road trip as well.
Colin Stuart is still on the Sabres’ payroll as well, since sustaining a lower body injury on Dec. 20. He’s missed 11 games and can’t be sent back to Rochester until he’s healthy to play.
Forward Tyler Ennis is still out with the ankle injury that’s plagued him most of the season.
Thomas Vanek is one of few players on the team to not miss any games due to injury thus far, though he’s come close – food poisoning during a game earlier this month, and taking a puck to the face during last night’s contest are just two examples.
Will the injuries EVER stop for this struggling team? Nearly every player, aside from Vanek, Pominville, Adam and Enroth, has missed at least one game this season due to injury.
When will it end?