Moulson could miss a month

Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres left winger Matt Moulson takes part in a pre-game skate during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Matt Moulson was traded from the New York Islanders for Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek. The Sabres also picked up a first-round pick in 2014 and second-round pick in 2015.(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres left winger Matt Moulson takes part in a pre-game skate during an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Matt Moulson was traded from the New York Islanders for Buffalo Sabres' Thomas Vanek. The Sabres also picked up a first-round pick in 2014 and second-round pick in 2015.(AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Sabres forward Matt Moulson will likely be out through the NHL’s Olympic break, after suffering an upper-body injury during Thursday’s win over Phoenix.

Moulson struggled to get off the ice, after taking a hit late in the game. He did not return.

Sabres interim Head Coach Ted Nolan says Brian Flynn will probably replace Moulson on the top line for the time being. Drew Stafford is not ready return, nursing an injury of his own.

Moulson could be a potential trade chip for the Sabres as the March 5th trade deadline draws near. The injury could delay any potential deal – especially if it lingers.

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