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Scott Cullen has notes on one of the most notable struggling Sabres, an Avalanche forward back on track, a Wings prospect making the most of his opportunity and more.

LEANING TOWER
Sabres D Tyler Myers is a 23-year-old in his fourth NHL season and while he appeared to be a franchise defenceman in his first couple of seasons, there has been some decline since, with his start to this season resulting in a few games as a healthy scratch.

Myers' point production has declined every year and his time on ice is down, from 23:44 per game as a rookie, to 20:02 so far this season. In some ways, the 6-foot-8 blueliner is a victim of his size, because he doesn't play the kind of physical game or with the edge that one might expect from the second-tallest player in the league, but he's also a brilliant skater, which is why he should be the cornerstone of the Sabres' defence, capable of playing 25 minutes per night.

He's already played less than 20 minutes seven times this season, including the last two games, a threshold he missed only five times in 55 games last season, so he's at a relative low point in his value, for both fantasy owners and NHL teams that might come sniffing around the Sabres to see if they are willing to make a change.

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