Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sekera to Miss Weeks

The Buffalo Sabres coaching staff are not expecting to have defenseman Andrej Sekera in their line-up for a significant period of time after he was boarded by Devils forward Eric Boulton on Wednesday night. Sekera left the game in the 2nd period and was unable to return to the game.  After the contest, Lindy Ruff gave an update for the Slovak, saying that Sekera has a bad enough injury to force him to miss weeks.

In 36 games with the Sabres, Sekera has 2 goals and 6 assists, which is currently good enough to rank him 415th in pool scoring, through Wednesday night's action.  The Sabres have not been offensive dynamos this season, which was likely the leading reason why Sekera would have been taken in the pool, trying to find some of those residual points from transition rushes, but they just haven't happened much this year.

ImplicationsThis now makes three out of four defensemen on the shelf for Wes M. at the moment, as he has yet to see any action from either Marc Staal or Andrei Markov this year.  With only two working defensemen this year, Wes is currently last in the pool for points from the blueline with 22, which only accounts for 8.6% of his total points, which is also a pool-low.

Through Wednesday night, Wes currently ranks in 15th in the draft, 9 points back of 14th place, 26 points out of the top 10.

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