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Sabres top pick Dylan Cozens undergoes thumb surgery, 2-3 months recovery time expected

The Sabres provided the update Tuesday, a day after Cozens was scheduled to visit a specialist.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres top draft pick Dylan Cozens had surgey this week to repair an injured left thumb.

The Sabres provided the update Friday.   

He was hurt Saturday during a three-on-three scrimmage on the final day of the Sabres' developmental camp. A video showed Cozens leaving the ice with his thumb appearing dislocated.  Afterward, the Canadian said he was confident his thumb wasn't broken.

The Sabres' say he will need about 2-3 months recovery. 

The 18-year-old center was selected with the No. 7 pick in the draft last month.