The Buffalo Sabres have announced that defenseman Matt Hunwick is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season due to a neck condition.
Sabres GM Jason Botterill has issued the following statement today regarding defenseman Matt Hunwick:
“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.”
— Sabres PR (@SabresPR) August 28, 2019
The 34-year-old played 14 games with the Sabres last season, recording two assists.
sabres now under the cap by getting a D off the books. hunwick:
played 14 games in the NHL last season
is 34 years old
is one of NINE defenders BUF has on one-way deals
had a GAR/82 of -16.4 last season
carried a $2.25m(????) cap hit that’s now LTIRed
that was a close one https://t.co/PC5WrIyshN
— 🦖 ryan lambert 🦕 (@twolinepass) August 28, 2019
Hunwick shared 12 campaigns with the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins before joining the Sabres last season.
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