clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

McCormick Sent Down, Stafford and Lydman Injured

Since the beginning of camp I have been against the promotion of Nathan Gerbe and Tim Kennedy to Buffalo Sabres to begin the season.  With the events that took place today, I think I was wrong.  Cody McCormick was sent to Portland and Drew Stafford and Toni Lydman are bot injured.  Stafford is suffering from a concussion and has not been ruled out for Saturday.  Toni Lydman might have a more serious injury to deal with.

The injury to Stafford and the demotion of McCormick will open the door for Tim Kennedy and Nathan Gerbe to step into the lineup.  If the injury to Lydman is serious, there is no doubt that Myers will remain on the roster and that might open the door for Mike Weber.  There is still a chance the Sabres might try to move a player to make room for the four youngsters.

The Sabres have 26 players currently in camp and have to get to 23 by Wednesday at 2pm. If the injuries are serious enough, they can put Lydman, Stafford and Mair on the injured list and keep everyone.  We will know by tomorrow what will happen and Saturday we get started.  Go ahead and share your thoughts in the comments.  What players will stay and what players will go.

Forwards Forwards Defense Defense Goalies
Cody McCormick Derek Roy Joe Dipenta Steve Montador Jhonas Enroth
Felix Schutz Tim Connolly Toni Lydman Mike Weber Ryan Miller
Daniel Paille Drew Stafford Henrik Tallinder Marc-Andre Gragnani J. P. Lamoureaux
Adam Mair Zack Kassian Mike Kostka TJ Brennan Patrick Lalime
Jeff Cowan Jochen Hecht Chris Butler Nathan Paetsch
Paul Byron Tim Kennedy Andrej Sekera Craig Rivet
Mike Grier Tyler Ennis Matt Generous Tyler Myers
Thomas Vanek Travis Turnbull Nick Crawford Dennis Persson
Paul Gaustad Maxime Legault Brayden McNabb Drew Schiestel
Jason Pominville Derek Whitmore
Patrick Kaleta Luke Adam
Matt Ellis Kyle Rank
Clarke MacArthur Marcus Foligno
Nathan Gerbe Jacob Lagace
Philip Gogulla Mark McCutcheon
Mark Mancari