Sabres suspend Berglund for failing to report to team

Sabres suspend Berglund for failing to report to team
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrik Berglund (10) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gates (3) battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Buffalo N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have suspended forward Patrick Berglund indefinitely for failing to report to the team.

The Sabres announced the suspension Saturday, hours before facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. They said there would be no further information or comment at this time.

Berglund missed the past two games with what coach Phil Housley called an illness. The 30-year-old Swede has two goals and two assists in 23 games this season.

Buffalo acquired Berglund from St. Louis in the offseason as part of a four-player trade that sent center Ryan O’Reilly to the Blues. Berglund, who played the first 10 seasons of his career with St. Louis, has three years remaining on his contract at a salary-cap hit of .85 million.

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