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Source: Myers Had Knee Surgery 3 Weeks Ago

You haven’t heard about this from the mainstream media, and Sabres President Ted Black bristled when I asked him about it at last night’s Sabres New Media Summit, but I have it on very good authority that Tyler Myers underwent knee surgery at a local medical facility on May 23rd.

The Sabres star defenseman was hampered for most or all of this past season by a lingering knee problem that felt worse in some games than others.

Myers was told following the surgery that the source of the discomfort was found and cleaned up. 

There’s no reason to believe that this amounted to more than a minor procedure, and it’s anticipated that Myers will be 100% ready to go for training camp.

Myers had 8 goals and 15 assists in 55 games in a 2011-12 season marred by injuries and inconsistent play.  He had surgery to repair a broken wrist in November, and suffered a foot injury blocking a shot against Toronto in early April.

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Well , it’s not REALLY breaking news , as Myers was hurt most of the season . But , having ANY procedure on his knees this EARLY in his career , will only get worse later on . And that’s a fact .

So , if Back is getting riled on that subject , makes you wonder , if there is a trade coming . Granted , the was talk about trying to get Nash , which , he won’t even think about coming to Buffalo . He wants to go to N.Y.C.  or T.O.  here the money is , this late in his career . Too bad Black , and the owner , Pegula , can’t seem to think of firing Ruff . That’s the reason the Sabres haven’t been to the playoffs , lately . Ruff , he might have been a good coach , 6,7 years ago , but now , he’s yesterdays news . It’s NOT THE PLAYERS , Black , and Pegula , it’s the COACH ! How long before you realize that fact ?

Posted by Dwight on 06/14/12 at 09:48 AM ET

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Thanks for the comments, Dwight.  I’m not aware of any media outlet that reported his knee troubles.  If you have a link please send it.

I get why Black didn’t confirm it (fwiw, he didn’t deny it).  Offseason procedures happen all the time without anyone outside of the team knowing about them.  I’ve been told that the facility where Myers had the surgery routinely has Sabres players as patients.

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 06/14/12 at 10:04 AM ET

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I have it on very good authority that Tyler Myers underwent knee surgery at a local medical facility on May 23rd.

I hope your very good authority didn’t violate Myers’ HIPAA rights to get you this information.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/14/12 at 10:20 AM ET

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My very good authority didn’t violate HIPAA, but thanks J.J.

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 06/14/12 at 10:44 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Thanks Dave. That makes me feel better.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/14/12 at 10:52 AM ET

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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

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