Sabres lift Zadorov suspension


After a one-game ban for returning to the team late following the All-Star break, Sabres rookie d-man Nikita Zadorov is no longer suspended:

Zadorov, 19, was punished by the club after failing to show up to Monday’s practice. He was reportedly bumped off an oversold return flight form the Dominican Republic — where he was vacationing with his girlfriend — and while the club said his actions weren’t intentional, Zadorov still needed to be reprimanded.

“The kid did not do this purposefully, but there’s still a lesson to be learned,” Murray said, per WGR Radio.

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan, who watched his Zadorov-less troops fall 4-1 in Calgary last night, said the Russian blueliner is eligible to play Thursday in Edmonton.

“He’s here,” Nolan explained, per the Buffalo News. “We’ll have a good talk, sit down with him and have a grown-up talk.”