Nikita Zadorov was late reporting back to the Sabres. ©2015, Dan Hickling, Olean Times Herald

Sabres suspend Nikita Zadorov

BUFFALO – The Sabres suspended Nikita Zadorov today after the 19-year-old defenseman failed to report back to the team on time following the NHL All-Star break.

Zadorov isn’t on the ice this afternoon practicing at HarborCenter.

“We anticipate Nikita joining the team at some point during this week’s western road trip,” Sabres general manager Tim Murray said in a statement.

In other news, the Sabres have recalled goalie Matt Hackett from Rochester because Michal Neuvirth suffered a lower-body injury working out during the break. Neuvirth will not accompany the team on its road trip.

The Sabres have also summoned center Matt Ellis from Rochester.

Stay tuned for more details.

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