Tyler Myers returns from exile, will play vs. New Jersey

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Tyler Myers’ banishment to the press box turned out to be a one-game punishment.

Myers will be back in the lineup tonight for the Sabres as they take on the Devils at home. Myers was sat down against Montreal thanks to his poor play in games leading up to Monday and looked especially lost against Boston last Saturday.

While it was Mike Weber that took Myers’ spot in the lineup on Monday, he’ll stay in tonight while Marc-Andre Gragnani takes a seat for tonight’s game.

Our attention turns to Myers now to see how the young defenseman responds to being benched. Myers hasn’t looked like the guy that won the Calder Trophy in over a year now and perhaps a shakeup like this is what he needed to get back to playing top level kind of defense.

Then again, the worries that Myers has perhaps plateaued as a defenseman are being discussed as well and given the Sabres’ offseason financial commitment to him over the summer, they’re hoping that that’s just idle nonsense chatter. We’ll be watching carefully to see how he plays tonight and through the rest of the season.