BUFFALO – Sabres forward Cody McCormick suffered an upper body injury blocking a shot in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss to Calgary and will miss four to six weeks, interim coach Ted Nolan said this afternoon.
“One thing about doing what Cody does, unfortunately, sometimes that’s going to happen,” Nolan said inside the First Niagara Center. “He’s fearless. He puts himself in front of shots that are coming 90 mph. Sometimes they hit you in the wrong spot.”
McCormick was five games into a return after missing four contests with an undisclosed injury.
“He’s a tough guy,” Nolan said. “He’ll bounce back and be ready to go.”
In other injury news, Nolan said center Cody Hodgson (lower body, two games) looked “very good” today and could play Tuesday against Winnipeg if he feels he same way.
Also, Alexander Sulzer (lower body, five games) is ready to return, the defenseman said.
The Sabres will make a roster move, Nolan said.
“We’re thinking of something right now,” he said. “We’ll probably have something for you soon, I think.”
Here are the lines Nolan used today from left to right:
Marcus Foligno, Hodgson, Matt D’Agostini; Steve Ott, Ville Leino, Drew Stafford; Matt Moulson, Tyler Ennis, Zemgus Girgensons; John Scott, Luke Adam, Matt Ellis, Brian Flynn.