Sabres' Hunwick to miss the entire season with an injury

General manager Jason Botterill said it's a "neck condition"

Paul Hamilton
August 28, 2019 - 4:21 pm

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Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Matt Hunwick will not be able to play hockey this season. The defenseman has a neck injury that will keep him out for the year.

In a statement, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said, “After further medical evaluation this offseason, we unfortunately do not expect that Matt will be physically able to play this upcoming season due to a neck condition.”

Hunwick will go on long-term IR, saving the Sabres $2.25 million against the salary cap.

Buffalo now has eight defensemen in Rasmus Ristolainen, Rasmus Dahlin, Jake McCabe, Colin Miller, Brandon Montour, Henri Jokiharju, Marco Scandella and Casey Nelson. Lawrence Pilut and Zach Bogosian will likely start the season on injured reserve.

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