Sabres’ Hecht has surgery on finger
Buffalo Sabres forward Jochen Hecht has had surgery on his
injured left pinkie and will be sidelined indefinitely.
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff says Hecht will be “out for weeks
instead of days.” The announcement Thursday comes on the day
Buffalo opens its Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series
against the Boston Bruins.
Hecht missed the final three games of the regular season because
of the injury, but had practiced the last two days. After the
finger was examined Wednesday, it was determined surgery was
Rookie Tyler Ennis is taking Hecht’s spot in the lineup. Ennis
played the final nine games of the regular season and had two goals
and six assists.