Sabres win but lose Tallinder
Tuesday night's win over the Flyers was a big one for the Sabres, who are right on the edge of the playoff race, but it also unfortunately involved the loss of key cog:
The victory came with a price. Defenseman Henrik Tallinder was hit from behind into the boards by Scottie Upshall with 3.4 seconds to go in the first period. The defenseman's shielded face crashed into the boards, and he immediately went to the ice. He lay face down, motionless before being attended to by athletic trainer Tim Macre.I've talked about Tallinder's value before, and it applies even moreso now that Buffalo's without Brian Campbell.
The defenseman, who was helped off the ice by Jason Pominville and Derek Roy, looked dazed. He closed his eyes and stumbled backward while heading to the dressing room.
Injuries like this could be what decides the playoff race.