On Jack Quinn's latest injury and the spotlight it places on Sabres GM Kevyn Adams
Injury luck for the Buffalo Sabres has been almost non-existent this season, and Jack Quinn’s latest brutal lower-body injury helps make that case abundantly clear.
Quinn was injured Saturday against San Jose in a play along the boards during the Sabres 5-2 win against the Sharks. Quinn’s left leg rolled up underneath him as his skate blade slid into the lower part of the boards. Whether it was his foot, ankle, or knee that was injured is up for debate.
Whatever it was that occurred, Lance reported at The Buffalo News on Monday that it required Quinn to have surgery to repair it and it’ll keep him out of action for eight weeks. It’s an especially cruel injury and result for Quinn given that it took him months to recover from a torn Achilles’ tendon he sustained in workouts over the summer and caused him to miss the first 32 games of the season. In the 17 games he has played he’s got 12 points including five goals. It stinks and it’s unfair for a player that’s worked so hard to come back and that he looks like he didn’t miss a beat upon his return.
For the second time this year, the Sabres will have to go without the highly talented scorer for an extended time and for the second time this year, Sabres GM Kevyn Adams will have the opportunity to come up with a plan to make up for his absence. After his offseason objective to hold firm and go with the players they had in camp didn’t pay off the way he or the Sabres hoped, he’ll have a second chance to make the right impression.