BUFFALO – These days, Tyler Myers’ progress is measured differently. Instead of comparing the 23-year-old to the NHL’s best defensemen, many simply wonder if he’s among the Sabres’ top six.
Myers has struggled much of this season, committing gaffes while generating little offense. He even sat twice as a healthy scratch.
In recent games, however, Myers seems to have settled down a bit. He skated a season-high 23:40 during Thursday’s 3-2 shootout loss in New Jersey.
“I’ve seen some improvements, for sure,” interim Sabres coach Ron Rolston said today after the Sabres practiced inside Riverside Ice Rink. “I think his game’s getting better, more consistent. There’s still a couple times in a game we got to clean up some situations. For the most part, he’s getting more efficient with his game.
“When he’s struggling, you see him forcing everything. I think that’s really been minimized. You’ll see it a couple times a game now, but we’re in a situation where we like where he’s going.”