Forward Ryan O'Reilly will be out of the lineup indefinitely after undergoing an appendectomy over the holiday break.
Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly underwent a successful appendectomy over the break & no timetable has been set for his return. pic.twitter.com/YSfCUKdpl2— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) December 27, 2016
Head coach Dan Bylsma said after Tuesday morning's skate, "10 to 14 days on the procedure end, roughly that period of time of rest and recovery and getting back after that."
O'Reilly, 25, has seven goals and 18 points in 27 games played this season. O'Reilly missed some time earlier in the season as he dealt with an oblique injury.
With O'Reilly out, Sam Reinhart was back at center on Tuesday. He practicied between Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo. Bylsma said it's another chance for Reinhart, "It's a big opportunity, Sam's played a handful of games at center including against the Red Wings the previous time when Jack was not in the lineup and that was a game we generated quite a few scoring chances, so he should be comfortable doing that for our team."
The Sabres are in Detroit to play the Red Wings tongiht at Joe Louis Arena. Buffalo has not made any other roster move at this time to address O'Reilly's roster spot.
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