Buffalo Sabres: Jimmy Vesey Injury Update

Buffalo Sabres Forward Jimmy Vesey suffered an injury about halfway through the Sabres matchup with the New York Rangers. Here is all you need to know and more!

Jimmy Vesey is considered week to week after suffering an upper body injury against his former team, the New York Rangers. The Buffalo Sabres will be evaluating Vesey weekly due to his status, but the early reports are that the injury isn’t major and he should be expected back within 1 to 2 weeks. There is no official word of what the injury is, but Vesey did take a hit to the shoulder before exiting the game.

Until Vesey can return, Evan Rodrigues will be taking his place on the Sabres fourth line with Conor Sheary and Casey Mittelstadt. Rodrigues is a quality extra man, and should fill in just fine for Vesey as he’s been with the Sabres for some time now and knows the system.

The Sabres could find themselves in trouble if they sustain another injury to their forwards. Buffalo would likely call up Tage Thompson if that situation were to occur. Thompson played with Buffalo last season, but after an iffy showing has been sent back down to the AHL with the Rochester Americans. Still, Tage is considered one of Buffalo’s top prospects.

Jimmy Vesey has been a solid free agent acquisition by Buffalo. While he hasn’t put up crazy numbers, Vesey has been another solid player to bolster the Buffalo roster. Vesey and trade acquisition Conor Sheary have made Buffalo’s fourth line with Casey Mittelstadt a threat to score everytime they’re on the ice.

Expect to see Jimmy Vesey return around November 10th, but until then Buffalo should be able to get by with Evan Rodrigues barring any new injuries.  Stay tuned to Sabre Noise for further updates on Vesey.