BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Sabres defenseman Alexander Sulzer will miss the rest of the season after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn ACL in his knee.
Sulzer missed the last eight games, after being injured February 23rd against the Islanders.
Interim Head Coach Ron Rolston said today, he had to wait for the surgery because of the amount of swelling in his knee, which made the ACL injury more difficult to diagnose.
Sulzer was tied for the team lead among defensemen with three goals this season.
In other injury updates, Tyler Ennis and Ville Leino are both "highly likely" to return to the ice this Saturday against Ottawa. Ennis missed Tuesday's game, after getting checked from behind against the Flyers Sunday. Leino has been out since training camp with a hip injury.
If the Sabres activate Leino, they would have to make a roster move to free up a roster spot.
Buffalo hosts Ottawa Saturday at 3pm.