Nelson (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site. Considering Nelson was labeled week-to-week by the team, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see him on IR. The blueliner is averaging a mere 14:42 of ice time this season, which will severely limit his fantasy value. Even once cleared to play, Nelson isn't a lock for regular minutes, especially once Matt Hunwick (neck) becomes available.
Nelson is considered week-to-week due to an upper-body injury. Nelson departed Tuesday's game because of the issue, leaving his status in question as Saturday's game against the Flyers approaches. Considering the label, it's fairly safe to assume he won't be ready to return for Saturday's contest, which could force the Sabres to add another defenseman from the AHL if neither Matt Hunwick (neck) nor Marco Scandella (upper body) is able to retake the ice.
Nelson exited Tuesday's game versus the Maple Leafs with an undisclosed injury and is unlikely to return, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Nelson provides a solid defensive game that's necessary against a powerhouse like the Maple Leafs. His next chance to play will be Saturday versus the Flyers.
Nelson will be in the lineup against host Minnesota on Saturday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. After spectating for four straight games, Nelson will tag in for Nathan Beaulieu, who is simply getting a night off. You would be hard-pressed to see any fantasy owner starting Nelson since he doesn't get much fanfare as an undrafted third-pairing defenseman. The 26-year-old with the right shot is from Minnesota, which probably factored into coach Phil Housley's decision to play him against the Wild.
Nelson was stuck in the press box during Thursday's win in Montreal. Nelson has primarily been utilized on the bottom pairing, and he's been limited to a pair of assists in the 13 games he's played. He came out for Nathan Beaulieu, who sat out for the prior three contests. Nelson should be considered Buffalo's seventh defenseman, and likely has more days in the press box ahead of him.
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