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Sabres forward Wilson to miss 8-10 weeks with broken ankle

October 1, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres forward Scott Wilson will miss eight to 10 weeks after having surgery for a broken ankle.

The Sabres provided the update Monday, a day after Wilson was hurt in practice. Wilson played a dependable checking-line role and had six goals and 14 points in 49 games after the Sabres acquired him in a trade with Detroit in December.

Buffalo also announced Alexander Nylander was one of three players assigned to its American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester. The demotion is the latest setback for the Sabres’ 2016 first-round draft pick, who has appeared in just seven NHL games.

Also sent to Rochester were defensemen Brendan Guhle and Brandon Hickey.

The Sabres open the season by hosting the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

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