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Sabres' McCormick to miss 4-6 weeks

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 12:43 PM / News

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Sabres' McCormick to miss 4-6 weeks
Buffalo Sabres forward Cody McCormick will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury, interim coach Ted Nolan said Monday.

Buffalo Sabres forward Cody McCormick will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury, interim coach Ted Nolan said Monday.

McCormick, who has one goal and four assists in 25 games this season, played just three shifts in a 2-1 overtime loss against the Calgary Flames on Saturday. He was hurt blocking a slap shot by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.

"He's fearless," Nolan said. "He puts himself in front of shots that are coming in 90 miles an hour and sometimes they hit you in the wrong spot. Unfortunately, that's what happened to Cody last game. But he's a tough guy. He'll bounce back and be ready to go in time when he's healed."

Nolan was also hopeful forward Cody Hodgson would be back in the lineup Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets after he missed the game Saturday with a lower-body injury.

"I obviously want to play and I want to contribute," Hodgson said. "I think I can help the team, so I just have to make sure everything's good. But obviously I want to play."

Defenseman Alexander Sulzer, out with an undisclosed injury, could also make his return.

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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres