Buffalo Sabres defenseman William Borgen out 6-8 weeks with broken arm

Feb 20, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman William Borgen (3) passes the puck against New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt (63) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman William Borgen underwent surgery on his broken right forearm and will miss 6-to-8 weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

Borgen, 24, suffered the injury against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and was considered day-to-day as of Sunday. Further testing found the fracture.
Borgen had yet to record a point in four games.

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The announcement comes on the heels of news that defenseman Jack McCabe will miss the rest of the season with a significant knee injury, also suffered Saturday.

The Sabres also continue to play without top defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, who remains out after testing positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago.

–Field Level Media