Tyler Myers’ long-awaited return to Buffalo will have to wait even longer.
The former Sabres defenseman had knee surgery Thursday and will also need surgery on his hip, the Winnipeg Jets announced. Myers’ recovery is expected to take up to 20 weeks.
Myers has yet to play in First Niagara Center since being traded to the Jets as part of the Evander Kane deal in February 2015. Winnipeg visits the arena Saturday.
Sabres coach Dan Bylsma provided updates on four injured players:
*Forward Tyler Ennis (concussion): “Skated today and worked out today, is doing better. … Getting back with the team in practices is a possibility, hopefully sooner rather than later. He is moving in the right direction.”
*Goaltender Robin Lehner (ankle): “He continues to rest and rehab and work out off the ice. He’ll see the doctors Saturday at the game and have an evaluation.”
*Defenseman Cody Franson (concussion): “Still inactive, has not improved. He’s off the ice and not working out.”
*Goalie Jason Kasdorf (groin): “Will be stepping onto the ice tomorrow just with” goalie coach “Andrew Allen but has progressed in his lower-body injury and can do some goalie drills, with hopefully a sign of him getting to a team practice later on in the week.”