So you think you have the luxury of making Mike Weber and Tyler Myers healthy scratches, huh? Apparently the hockey gods were a bunch of talented young defensemen who at times found themselves at odds with their coach.
"We give you two perfectly healthy physical defensemen," you can practically hear them scolding, "and this is how you repay us!"
No longer. Weber has already been placed on injured reserved, out for "weeks" with an undisclosed upper body injury. Now we find that Tyler Myers will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken wrist suffered during the second period of Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Coyotes.
The Sabres have summoned T.J. Brennan from the Rochester Americans to fill in for Myers Wednesday against Boston. Given that this will be Brennan's first gig in the NHL, we'll obviously have to see how he plays before we know how long he'll be able to stick around.
For a team that started the season with seven healthy, capable defensemen, the D's looking pretty thin now. We'll just have to hope Brennan can at least hold his own. We knew Shaone Morrisonn sucked, but it's pretty bad when a former NHL regular with some size isn't even the first in line to be recalled from the minor league club in an emergency.