Cody McCormick just returned to the lineup. ©2013, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres’ Cody McCormick sidelined 4-6 weeks after blocking shot; Ted Nolan says roster move coming

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 Monday.

“One thing about doing what Cody does, unfortunately, sometimes that’s going to happen,” Nolan said after the Sabres prepared for tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets 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 had played five straight games after missing four contests with an undisclosed injury. He left 6:50 into the second period and didn’t return.

“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” Monday and could play tonight if he feels he same way.

Also, Alexander Sulzer (lower body, five games) is ready to return, the defenseman said.

Nolan said the Sabres planned to activate Sulzer from injured reserve and they would be making another roster move Monday, although nothing was announced.

“We’re thinking of something right now,” he said early Monday afternoon. “We’ll probably have something for you soon, I think.”

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