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Myers (ankle) is in the lineup Friday against the Canucks.

Myers injured his ankle blocking a shot in Thursday's game, but was expected to be fine for Friday. That is indeed the case, as he was on the ice for warmups alongside Josh Gorges.

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Myers suffered an injury blocking a shot Thursday, but is expected to play Friday against the Canucks, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

Myers reportedly blocked a shot off his ankle, but appears to be on track to play Friday, indicating the injury isn't serious. If by some chance he is unavailable Friday, he should receive an updated status prior to Friday's opening faceoff.

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The Sabres power play was practicing with Myers in front of the net instead of the points, reports the Olean Times Herald.

Myers is Buffalo's biggest player at 6-foot-8 and serves as an ideal screen on the power play, even though he's got a pretty good point shot. The Sabres' offense has struggled all year and head coach Ted Nolan is trying anything to get the team going. Myers has zero power play goals this season after scoring three last year, and has just one goal in 36 games so far. His shooting percentage is just 1.7 percent but he should get some chances to score from in-close at his new spot. The Bruins have had similar success playing Zdeno Chara as the screen, but only time will tell if this move will pan out for the Sabres. Myers' fantasy value remains minimal at this point.

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Myers (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Devils.

Myers was expected to rejoin the lineup at some point this week and that date appears to be Tuesday. He has been out since Dec. 20 due to the injury, but returned to practice Friday. The team will have to activate him from injured reserve before the game, which should come either later Monday or at some point Tuesday.

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Myers (lower body) skated with the Sabres during Friday's morning session, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

He won't be an option for the game later in the evening against the Panthers, but it bodes well for Myers' chances of being available at some point during the Sabres' four-game road trip that begin Saturday. The team is expected to activate the blueliner at some point next week.

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Myers (lower body) is nearing a return and could join the team on its upcoming roadtrip.

Myers is reportedly "close" to making a return, and while he likely won't be able to play in the first of four straight road games Saturday in New York, coach Ted Nolan left the door open for a potential return later in the trip. Buffalo plays Tuesday in New Jersey, Thursday in Carolina and Friday in Tampa Bay.

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Myers (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, The Buffalo News reports.

Myers is still considered week-to-week, and the transaction clears room for Tyson Strachan (upper body) to end his own stint on injured reserve.

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Myers (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Saturday's morning skate and looks to be out for the tilt later in the evening with the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Prior to the three-day holiday break, coach Ted Nolan hadn't ruled out Myers from returning to action Saturday, but after reassessing his condition when the team reunited for morning skate, the medical staff evidently determined he wasn't fit to play. Myers will retain a week-to-week designation for now, with no upgrade to his status coming until he resumes skating.

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Myers (lower body) is considered "week-to-week," but hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Islanders, Mike Harrington of Buffalo News reports.

Myers missed Saturday's contest and the news definitely rules him out for at least Tuesday. His next chance to return would be Saturday, and while he hasn't been ruled out, the week-to-week label would make it seem unlikely he will be available.

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Myers (lower body) will miss Sunday's game against the Bruins, Mike Harrington of Buffalo News reports.

Myers was initially listed as questionable due to the lower body injury, but apparently isn't healthy enough to go. The newly-recalled Tim Schaller will likely draw into the lineup in his place.