For Alexander Sulzer, is second season with the Buffalo Sabres ends early. An ACL injury that has sidelined him the last eight games will cost him the remainder of the season.
Sulzer was placed on IR back on February 26th.
A major injury along the blue line makes it slightly more difficult for Darcy Regier to plan his moves for the upcoming trade deadline.
Sulzer is set to become a free agent after this season, and will be looking to get a raise off the 725,000 he is making now. He has proven, alongside his fellow countrymen Christian Erhoff that he can be a solid NHL defenseman, after being shipped to the Buffalo Sabres from Vancouver in the Kassian – Hodgson trade.
This is a positive for Adam Pardy – who will, along with T.J. Brennan no doubt see more ice time as they will rotate in. It could also mean more minutes for Mike Weber, who has proved his worth on an NHL blueline.
Weber is also in the final year of his deal, and becomes an RFA after this season. While Weber has shown improvement, he has never really been a part of the plans in Buffalo and could be part of a deal prior to this years trade deadline.