Skip to main content

Buffalo Sabres forward Jiri Novotny out with upper body injury

He was hurt late in the second period Sunday and did not return. The Sabres would not be more specific about his injury. Novotny is in his first full season with the Sabres, and has five goals and nine points in 24 games.

Novotny joins a growing list of sidelined Sabres - forwards Jochen Hecht (inner ear) and Derek Roy (broken hand), and defencemen Toni Lydman (neck strain) and Henrik Tallinder (broken forearm).

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Tuesday he anticipates Hecht and Lydman returning when Buffalo hosts the Rangers on Friday. Hecht has missed three games and Lydman has not dressed since he was hurt against Florida on Nov. 10.


Ryan Graves and Timo Meier

Should the New Jersey Devils Trade for Sharks' Timo Meier?

The New Jersey Devils are enjoying a breakout season, but they'd benefit from another strong winger. Adam Proteau analyzes a possible trade for Timo Meier.

Pierre-Luc Dubois

Pierre-Luc Dubois Recalls Trade to Winnipeg Two Years Later

Who knows where Pierre-Luc Dubois will be in a year or two? But two years after the trade to the Winnipeg Jets, he's on pace for a career high in points.

Connor Bedard

NHL Sour Rankings: Bedard’s Fit Among the NHL’s Bottom Feeders

How could Connor Bedard fit into each roster of the NHL's current worst teams?