Breaking: Tyler Myers Wrist

Tyler Myers was off to a rough start this season. At the very least, you can say he hasn’t been living up to the expectations that were set for him when he won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year two seasons ago.

But lately, there was hope – he scored twice against New Jersey on the 16th, then played over 23 minutes against Carolina two days later.

Here’s a picture of a thing you need two wrists to do well: play hockey

And then, he broke his wrist against the Coyotes, to the point where he’s going to have to have surgery, and will miss a month of the season. Ouch-eroo.

While the Sabres will now call up an AHLer to take his spot (TJ Brennan), they also need to hope that this doesn’t kill any momentum Myers was building. They’re still hovering around the top of the Eastern Conference standings, and if they hope to go deep this year, they’re going to need him as reliable as they know he can be (oh, and a little help from that Leino guy would be nice too).

I think he will – wrist injuries don’t keep you from being on the ice and skating after a short period of time, so he should be able to keep his cardio up.

A month is a long time to miss though. Hopefully he’s a quick healer.