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Montour out 3-4 weeks for Sabres with hand injury

Defenseman Bogosian, goalie Luukkonen sidelined indefinitely @NHLdotcom

Brandon Montour will be out 3-4 weeks for the Buffalo Sabres because of a hand injury.

The Sabres disclosed the defenseman's injury Sept. 19, when they ruled him out for the remainder of the preseason. He was acquired in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 24 and has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 20 games with Buffalo.

Montour, selected by Anaheim in the second round (No. 55) of the 2014 NHL Draft, has 73 points (19 goals, 54 assists) in 189 games with the Ducks and Sabres, and eight assists in 21 Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with Anaheim. He is in the second season of a two-year contract he signed with the Ducks on July 24, 2018.

The Sabres also said defenseman Zach Bogosian and goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen are out indefinitely. Each is recovering from offseason hip surgery and did not play in any preseason games.

Buffalo begins its regular season at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; ATTSN-PT, MSG-B, NHL.TV).

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