Sabres center O’Reilly’s court date pushed back a month

Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly glances up during warm ups before an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

LONDON, ONTARIO (WIVB) — Although a judge scheduled one of Buffalo’s newest hockey standouts to appear in court on Thursday, his hearing is now postponed for another month.

Ryan O’Reilly, a new Buffalo Sabres center, is facing charges of driving while ability impaired and failure to remain at the scene of an accident after striking a Tim Hortons restaurant in London, Ontario.

Police who responded to the accident on July 9 say they pieced together the accident with the help of witnesses and eventually traced it back to O’Reilly. When O’Reilly’s time came in court on Thursday, his lawyer instead appeared, asking for a postponement of about a month.

Now O’Reilly is set to appear in court on Sept. 10, according to AM 980 in Ontario. It’s still unknown what penalties O’Reilly could face in the NHL if found guilty in court.

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