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Buffaloed 09-01-2009 04:14 PM

TSN Mair has hip surgery
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=289577

He is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks

BuiltTagonTough 09-01-2009 04:17 PM

If nothing else it gives a few guys a chance to play with the big team. Speedy recovery Adam.

Jame 09-01-2009 04:38 PM

lock Ellis into that 4th line center spot.

jlr 09-01-2009 04:38 PM

I'm assuming there must be some reason he waited until now to have the surgery?

It's not like missing Mair for a couple weeks will have much of an impact on the team, but still.

I guess this means Ellis has a good chance of being the starting center on the 4th line, depending on how camp goes.

Paille-Ellis-Kaleta? I'll take it.

Vito_81 09-01-2009 04:40 PM

McCormick is a center as well, no?

Duddy 09-01-2009 04:41 PM

Mair out

Ellis in

Stone87 09-01-2009 05:12 PM

Maybe this is why we signed so many extra third/fourth liners?

mgeise 09-01-2009 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vito_81 (Post 20951717)
McCormick is a center as well, no?

He's played it before, but he is awful at faceoffs. I'd much rather have Ellis at center or even experiment with Paille at center before putting McCormick there. I know others have said it, but I think Paille could be very effective as a center.

Vito_81 09-01-2009 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stone87 (Post 20952009)
Maybe this is why we signed so many extra third/fourth liners?

Good point.

Perhaps Mair's situation wasn't too clear a few weeks back as to if he would require surgery or not. I guess Darcy signed a guy like Cowen as insurance.

mgeise 09-01-2009 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stone87 (Post 20952009)
Maybe this is why we signed so many extra third/fourth liners?

The McCormick signing makes a lot more sense now, as we'll need him to be the 13th forward for a few weeks here. Cowan was destined for Portland unless a lot of injuries struck, so I think the McCormick pickup was because of Mair's injury.

struckbyaparkedcar 09-01-2009 05:48 PM

I like Ellis as a 4th line center.

New Sabres Captain 09-01-2009 05:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kaleta36 (Post 20952050)
The McCormick signing makes a lot more sense now, as we'll need him to be the 13th forward for a few weeks here. Cowan was destined for Portland unless a lot of injuries struck, so I think the McCormick pickup was because of Mair's injury.

Possible McCormick-Paille/Ellis-Kaleta 4th line then??

Kruschiki 09-01-2009 06:30 PM

Not a big loss.

Sabreality 09-01-2009 07:01 PM

i'm more than fine with giving Matt Ellis more minutes...could this open a small window for Kennedy?

Vito_81 09-01-2009 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LoveDaSlug (Post 20952396)
Possible McCormick-Paille/Ellis-Kaleta 4th line then??

I'm done giving Paille chances.

I want to see McCormick-Ellis-Kaleta start as the 4th line


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