Tyler Ennis had groin surgery and will miss several weeks.
“It’s disappointing for Tyler,” Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said after practice on Wednesday. “This is a situation he’s been dealing with for the past little while, days, maybe a week. I’m kind of just extremely disappointed to get the news that he’s gonna be out for a bit of time, have the surgery which he had this morning. He’s had a tough go getting on the ice and playing games for the last nine months.”
Ennis appeared in only 23 games last year while dealing with concussion symptoms.
In 12 games this year, the 27-year-old winger has just one goal and one assist.
He is signed through 2018-19 for $4.6M per season.
Others not at practice on Thursday include Ryan O’Reilly and Dmitry Kulikov. O’Reilly missed Wednesday’s game with an undisclosed “upper body” injury and is “day-to-day.”