• Sabres' Sulzer Headed To Germany On Five-Year Deal

    News: Alexander Sulzer (concussion) has signed a five-year contract with German club Kolner Haie, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
    Analysis: Set to become a free agent this summer, Alexander Sulzer elected to leave the NHL after playing 57 games with the Sabres over the last three seasons. He had his 2013-14 campaign cut short by a concussion suffered March 13, and indicated last month that he was still experiencing headaches. Sulzer, a native of Germany, will presumably be ready to play when Kolner Haie's season kicks off.
  • Sabres' Sulzer Out For Road Trip

    News: Alexander Sulzer (upper body) will not travel with the Sabres during their five-game road trip beginning Tuesday in Calgary, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: Alexander Sulzer had previously been ruled out for a week after suffering the head injury last Thursday, and his being ruled out of the road trip would seem to suggest he's nursing a concussion. The Sabres will be down to just six healthy defenseman when they begin the road trip, as Tyler Myers (elbow) will also remain in Buffalo with Sulzer.
  • Sabres' Sulzer To Miss At Least A Week

    News: Alexander Sulzer, who left Thursday's game against the Hurricanes with a a head injury, will miss at least a week, The Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: The team hasn't said anything yet, but knowing it's at least a week for Alexander Sulzer's estimate, the worry is that it's a concussion or concussion-like symptoms. The defenseman just came back from an unrelated industry, so it's been a rough spell for him lately. The team might need to recall Chad Ruhwedel to provide blue line depth in Sulzer's absence.
  • Sabres' Sulzer Suffers Another Injury

    News: Alexander Sulzer left Thursday's game with an upper-body injury and will not return.
    Analysis: Making his return from a lower-body injury, Alexander Sulzer logged just 1:23 of ice time before being forced back out of action after a hit by Carolina's Jiri Tlusty. Head coach Ted Nolan said after the game that Sulzer will be likely out for a week.
  • Sabres' Sulzer Draws Back In Thursday

    News: Alexander Sulzer (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes.
    Analysis: Alexander Sulzer was given a one-to-two-week recovery timetable after suffering the lower-body injury last Friday, but it appears he'll hit the low end of that frame after skating the last few days without incident. He's expected to replace Chad Ruhwedel in the Sabres' lineup.
  • Sabres' Sulzer Closing In On Return

    News: Alexander Sulzer (lower body) was on the ice at Tuesday's morning skate and looks to be close to a return, Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News reports.
    Analysis: While Alexander Sulzer won't be available for Tuesday's tilt with the Predators, coach Ted Nolan suggested Sulzer could be back on the ice Thursday vs. the Hurricanes. He'll be monitored at Wednesday's practice before Nolan and the team's medical staff get a better idea when he'll make his return.
  • Sabres' Sulzer Out Two Weeks

    News: Alexander Sulzer (lower body) was hurt in Friday's game and will be out for one to two weeks, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
    Analysis: Alexander Sulzer was a depth defensemen for the Sabres and has had little impact for them on the ice. This gives a chance for some of the Sabres' young defensemen to play, and since the Sabres have been long out of playoff contention, they can afford to let Sulzer recover at a comfortable pace. His replacement is speculated to be Rostislav Klesla, recently acquired from Washington, however Klesla has yet to report to Rochester and his whereabouts isn't confirmed. Rochester would like to keep Chad Ruhwedel, Rasmus Ristolainen and Mark Pysyk for its own playoff run, even though all three have played for the Sabres this season.
  • Sulzer Providing Little Production For Sabres

    News: Alexander Sulzer has two points and a minus-2 rating over 19 games with the Sabres this season.
    Analysis: Alexander Sulzer has been a more steady member of the Sabres' lineup recently and is averaging 19:13 of ice time on the season, but is overall output leaves a lot to be desired. Even his totals in the defensive categories (42 blocks, 10 hits) aren't particularly impressive.
  • Sabres' Sulzer To Play Tuesday

    News: Alexander Sulzer (undisclosed) will return from IR to play Tuesday against the Jets, WGR 550 reports.
    Analysis: The Sabres sent two blueliners down Tuesday morning and only recalled one, solidifying the comments of head coach Ted Nolan that Alexander Sulzer is ready to play again.
  • Sabres' Sulzer Close To Returning

    News: Interim coach Ted Nolan said Alexander Sulzer (undisclosed) is nearing a return from injured reserve, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. "[He's] pretty close," Nolan said of Sulzer. "Probably after this, one more game and he should be ready to go."
    Analysis: Alexander Sulzer was present for Friday's practice and if Nolan's projection holds, the defenseman should be back on the ice Tuesday against Winnipeg. He appeared in just five games prior to the injury and shouldn't be viewed as an especially impactful fantasy option on the blue line.