Montour to miss the remainder of the preseason

September 19, 2019

The Buffalo Sabres will be down another defenseman moving forward as Brandon Montour will miss the rest of the preseason with a hand injury.

Defenseman Brandon Montour will miss the rest of the preseason due to a hand injury. We will provide an update on his status at the conclusion of training camp.

Forward Scott Wilson and defenseman Casey Fitzgerald are day-to-day with lower-body injuries.

— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) September 19, 2019

Montour suffered the injury during the third period of Tuesday night's loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 25-year-old registered two shots on goal, one hit and a blocked shot in 17:24 of ice-time before missing the final 12 minutes of the game.

The Sabres will provide an update on Montour's status once training camp has come to a close in about a week and a half.

Montour was acquired by the Sabres back on February 24 in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks that saw defenseman Brendan Guhle go back the other way along with a first round pick in 2019.

In 20 games with the Sabres last season, the right-handed defenseman scored three goals and picked up seven assists. He also registered 55 shots on goal while averaging 21:46 of total ice-time.

The Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada native is set to become a restricted free agent once the 2019-20 season is over.

The team also announced on Thursday that forward Scott Wilson and Casey Fitzgerald are both day-to-day with lower body injuries suffered during Tuesday's game in Columbus. Wilson did not finish contest after just 7:13 of ice-time, while Fitzgerald was able to skate in 19:23 of action.