Buffalo Sabres Offseason Update: Rivet’s Injury Is a Blessing

May 25th, 2010 by Matthew Hogan Leave a reply »

It was announced last week that Buffalo Sabres’ captain Craig Rivet could miss four-to-six months after this week’s shoulder surgery.

The 35-year-old Rivet is looking to repair a double labrum tear which has gotten progressively worse over the course of the last two seasons. The initial reports out of Sabres’ camp is that Rivet may miss the opening week of the season, but Sabres general manager Darcy Reiger is more optimistic.

“Right now we think he'll be ready,” Regier told the Buffalo News last week. “It may pull him back a little bit from being physically involved in training camp for the first week or so, but based on what we’ve gotten back from the doctors he should be ready to go.”

But it’s been a while since Rivet has been “physically involved” in any of the Sabres’ games.

This past season, Rivet finished w ...

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