Myers (hip/knee) is out for the season, TSN.ca reports. Myers underwent a knee procedure Thursday morning, but the more significant issue in play here is an upcoming hip surgery that will require a 16-20 week rehab period. The big blueliner thus concludes his 2015-16 season with 27 points and 72 PIM in 73 games. Once Myers' hip surgery has taken place, a timetable for his return to the ice can be mapped out better, but given the initial estimate outlined, it appears as though his hip issue is not insignificant.
Myers scored and added an assist in Monday's win over the Canucks. Myers got in on the action early, tallying both points in the game's opening frame. The defenseman has found his place on the scoresheet more often of late, bagging three goals and a pair of helpers in the last seven games to help go along with the heavy minutes he logs.
Myers collected two assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Predators. Myers now has three points in his last two games, and continues to play well for Winnipeg. The hulking blueliner has five goals and 12 assists through 40 games on the season.
Myers dished out a pair of helpers in 22:44 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to the Blues. While Myers continues to log heavy minutes on the blueline, his points Tuesday were just his first in five games. The 25-year-old has two goals and eight assists in 31 games on the season and is manning the point on the second power-play unit. Considering he's also chipped in 30 PIM and is an absolute minute-muncher, the former Sabre is a decent fantasy option in deeper formats.
Myers found the back of the net in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals. It was the 50th goal of his NHL career. Myers is very skilled offensively, though he hasn't had a campaign that topped the 48 points he tallied as a rookie with the Sabres in 2009-10. Injuries are partly to blame as the blueliner has only averaged about 51 games played over the past seven seasons. He's a monster on the ice at 6-foot-8, 229 pounds, and it would behove the rearguard to consistently use that size to his advantage and be more assertive with the puck. After all, he's only averaging around a shot and a half per game over his career.
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