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57 Tyler Myers D
Height/Weight: 6-8/219 | Birthdate: 2/1/1990 | Birthplace: Houston, TX, USA | Team: Winnipeg Jets | College: None | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary: $12,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 62/42
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4/11/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers To Rest Saturday

News: Tyler Myers (rest) will be out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Flames, NHL.com's Patrick Williams reports.
Analysis: The Jets secured their spot in the playoffs earlier this week and will have the luxury of resting Tyler Myers, along with several other key regulars for a largely meaningless regular-season finale. Myers was instrumental in the Jets' run to the postseason, accruing three goals, 15 points, and a plus-9 rating over 24 games since coming over from the Sabres.

3/30/2015

Tyler Myers, D, WPG Jets' Myers Still Producing

Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Still Producing

News: Tyler Myers was credited with an assist in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Consider Tyler Myers as Exhibit A for why playing in Buffalo can be so toxic to one's fantasy utility. After generated 13 points and a minus-15 rating over his 47 games with the Sabres earlier this season, Myers' production has done a 180 since he arrived in Winnipeg. He's already matched his point total from his previous team with three goals and 10 assists for the Jets, all coming in just 19 games and with a shiny plus-6 rating to boot. As a result, he's gone from waiver-wire flotsam to a must-own asset across most fantasy formats.

3/17/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Good To Go

News: Tyler Myers (upper body) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Sharks.
Analysis: Tyler Myers only missed one contest, Saturday against the Lightning. He has nine points in 12 games since joining the Jets last month.

3/16/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Poised To Return

News: Tyler Myers (upper body) indicated that he should be good to go Tuesday against the Sharks, Darrin Bauming of TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: Tyler Myers, who missed Saturday's game against the Lightning, thus hopes to return to the Jets' lineup after missing just one contest. The big blueliner has notched nine points in 12 games for Winnipeg since arriving in a trade with Buffalo last month.

3/15/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Out For Saturday

News: Tyler Myers (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Lightning, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Tyler Myers wasn't able to take part in Saturday's morning skate, making it easy for the Jets to rule him out for the night. Coach Paul Maurice said the team hopes to have more knowledge on the severity of his injury when the team returns to Winnipeg in advance of Tuesday's game against the Sharks. It appears that a lengthy absence can't necessarily be ruled out at this juncture.

3/13/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Uncertain To Play Saturday

News: Coach Paul Maurice relayed that Tyler Myers' (upper body) status is up in the air for Saturday's game against the Lightning, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Maurice said he hadn't received an update on Tyler Myers' condition from team doctors, making the extent of his injury unknown for now. The Jets should have a better idea on Myers' availability by Saturday morning, but the team has already recalled Keaton Ellerby from AHL St. John's in the event the blueliner can't play.

3/12/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Suffers Upper-Body Injury

News: Tyler Myers suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's game against the Panthers and will not return.
Analysis: Tyler Myers should be considered day-to-day until further news is released by the Jets. Looking ahead, Myers will likely be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Lightning.

3/11/2015

Tyler Myers, D, WPG Point Streak Picks Up For Jets' Myers

Tyler Myers

Point Streak Picks Up For Jets' Myers

News: Tyler Myers tallied an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Blues, giving him a point in four straight games.
Analysis: Tyler Myers' production has predictably been on the upswing since leaving the offensive graveyard of Buffalo in a mid-February trade. The big defenseman has recorded two goals and seven assists in 11 games with the Jets, which has led resulted in a surge in his ice time. He's covered 26 minutes in both of the Jets' last two games.

3/1/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Scores In Win

News: Tyler Myers bagged his sixth goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.
Analysis: Tyler Myers has been maintaining an impressive scoring pace since joining the Jets, registering six points in eight games with his new club. The defenseman may not be able to stay at that pace, but he should reward fantasy owners with a continued uptick in offensive production on the playoff contending Jets.

2/17/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets Excited About Myers' Offensive Potential

News: The Jets are hoping Tyler Myers can continue to provide some key offensive production from the blue line, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: Lawless believes that "A big part of what Tyler Myers will be expected to do in Winnipeg is get in position to receive passes from (Toby) Enstrom and then create offence. Enstrom needs a finisher and that is now the responsibility of Myers." Lawless went on to note that "Enstrom is an elite passer and Myers has a stinging shot and the ability to get it through." Myers has already tallied three points in just his first three games as a Jet. He's averaging more than 22 minutes of ice time per game with his new club, and has also found a spot on Winnipeg's second power-play unit. Fantasy owners can expect a noticeable, if not significant, uptick in production from Myers going forward. It seems as though a change in scenery was just what the former Calder Trophy winner needed.

2/14/2015

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Tyler Myers

Myers Gets First Two Points In Jets' Uniform

News: Tyler Myers picked up his first points in a Jets' uniform in Saturday's shootout win over the Red Wings. He set up two goals.
Analysis: Winnipeg could be one of the best places in the league for the big man to reset his potential. He'll deliver in the second pairing and his fantasy value is about to return. Aren't you glad you didn't give up on him?

2/13/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Should Be OK For Saturday

News: Tyler Myers, who hurt his leg after blocking a shot in Thursday's loss to the Predators, is expected to be fine for Sunday's match with the Red Wings, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Said coach Paul Maurice on Friday, "Everybody is good."
Analysis: Tyler Myers skated 21:23 on Thursday and saw 1:44 of power play time. With Toby Enstrom and Dustin Byfuglien on the blue line, it seems likely Myers will work on the second or third pair with his new team for now, along with the second power play unit.

2/12/2015

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Tyler Myers

Jets' Myers Leaves With Injury

News: Tyler Myers was spotted wearing an ice pack on his left knee following Thursday's game against the Predators, Joshua Cooper of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Analysis: Tyler Myers went to the locker room after blocking a shot from Shea Weber, but did return and said after the game that he was fine. It seems that he should be okay moving forward, but it could be something to look out for in case something more is revealed in the next couple days.

2/12/2015

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Tyler Myers

Myers Expected To Play For Jets On Thursday

News: Tyler Myers is expected to make his Jets debut Thursday against the Predators, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 reports.
Analysis: It's not immediately clear where Tyler Myers will settle in with his new club, but suffice to say, he won't be seeing the 25-plus minutes per night he was routinely playing on the Sabres' top pair. Instead, look for Myers to assume a depth role on defense for the Jets, which is probably better suited to his talent level. The 25-year-old blueliner had shown some offensive upside earlier in his career, but has seen his point totals decline in each of his last four full seasons. Perhaps the change of scenery can finally ignite Myers' lagging production.

2/11/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers Headed To Winnipeg In Trade

News: Tyler Myers was traded to the Jets as part of a seven-player deal Wednesday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The headliner of the deal is injured winger Evander Kane (shoulder), who will head to Buffalo along with defenseman Zach Bogosian and goalie prospect Jason Kasdorf, while Winnipeg receives Tyler Myers, forward Drew Stafford, prospects Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux, and a future first-round draft pick. At 6-foot-8, Myers will offer the Jets an imposing presence in front of the net, but the blueliner's downturn in offensive productivity since his Calder Trophy-winning 2009-10 season has stalled a once-promising career. That being said, the 25-year-old Myers hasn't had much talent around him the last few seasons, and a move to a playoff-contending Winnipeg squad could be revitalizing. While Myers will likely see a reduction in ice time from the 25 minutes per game he's been averaging with the Sabres, he'll almost surely improve upon his wretched minus-15 rating while seeing more favorable scoring chances.

2/10/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers Breaks Power Play Drought

News: Tyler Myers scored his first power play goal of the season in a tough 2-1 loss to Ottawa on Tuesday.
Analysis: Yes, that power play goal, thanks to a Zemgus Girgensons screen, was Tyler Myers' first of the season. The 6-foot-8 defenseman has a booming shot, but has scored just four goals this season in a trying year for him and the team. A game after the Sabres recorded a franchise-low 10 shots on goal, the team set a season-high against the Sens with 36. Myers alone had four. He has two goals in three games and he's trending up as the trade deadline nears. He's a major trade target for Cup contenders.

2/6/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers Absent From Practice

News: Tyler Myers was not on the ice or Friday's practice, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: Tyler Myers suffered an ankle injury against Edmonton on Jan. 29 but played the next three games without a hitch, including 23:38 against St. Louis on Thursday. It could just be a maintenance day for Myers, but his name has been in the rumor mill, leading to speculation that a trade is imminent. The frontrunner for Myers right now is reportedly Anaheim. The Sabres have back-to-back games over the weekend against the Stars and Islanders.

1/30/2015

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Tyler Myers

Myers (Ankle) Will Play Friday

News: Tyler Myers (ankle) is in the lineup Friday against the Canucks.
Analysis: Tyler Myers injured his ankle blocking a shot in Thursday's game, but was expected to be fine for Friday. That is indeed the case, as he was on the ice for warmups alongside Josh Gorges.

1/29/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers Suffers Injury, Expected To Play

News: Tyler Myers suffered an injury blocking a shot Thursday, but is expected to play Friday against the Canucks, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Tyler Myers reportedly blocked a shot off his ankle, but appears to be on track to play Friday, indicating the injury isn't serious. If by some chance he is unavailable Friday, he should receive an updated status prior to Friday's opening faceoff.

1/14/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres PP Using Myers As Screen

News: The Sabres power play was practicing with Tyler Myers in front of the net instead of the points, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Analysis: Tyler Myers is Buffalo's biggest player at 6-foot-8 and serves as an ideal screen on the power play, even though he's got a pretty good point shot. The Sabres' offense has struggled all year and head coach Ted Nolan is trying anything to get the team going. Myers has zero power play goals this season after scoring three last year, and has just one goal in 36 games so far. His shooting percentage is just 1.7 percent but he should get some chances to score from in-close at his new spot. The Bruins have had similar success playing Zdeno Chara as the screen, but only time will tell if this move will pan out for the Sabres. Myers' fantasy value remains minimal at this point.

1/5/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers (Lower Body) To Return Tuesday

News: Tyler Myers (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Devils.
Analysis: Tyler Myers was expected to rejoin the lineup at some point this week and that date appears to be Tuesday. He has been out since Dec. 20 due to the injury, but returned to practice Friday. The team will have to activate him from injured reserve before the game, which should come either later Monday or at some point Tuesday.

1/2/2015

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Tyler Myers

Myers (Lower Body) Skates With Sabres On Friday

News: Tyler Myers (lower body) skated with the Sabres during Friday's morning session, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: He won't be an option for the game later in the evening against the Panthers, but it bodes well for Tyler Myers' chances of being available at some point during the Sabres' four-game road trip that begin Saturday. The team is expected to activate the blueliner at some point next week.

1/1/2015

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers (Lower Body) Could Return Next Week

News: Tyler Myers (lower body) is nearing a return and could join the team on its upcoming roadtrip.
Analysis: Tyler Myers is reportedly "close" to making a return, and while he likely won't be able to play in the first of four straight road games Saturday in New York, coach Ted Nolan left the door open for a potential return later in the trip. Buffalo plays Tuesday in New Jersey, Thursday in Carolina and Friday in Tampa Bay.

12/30/2014

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers (Lower Body) Placed On IR

News: Tyler Myers (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Tyler Myers was able to get in a non-contact skate Tuesday, but he's not expected to be back to full health until the weekend at the earliest. The transaction clears room for Tyson Strachan (upper body) to end his own stint on injured reserve.

12/27/2014

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Tyler Myers

Sabres' Myers Looks To Be Out Saturday

News: Tyler Myers (lower body) wasn't on the ice for Saturday's morning skate and looks to be out for the tilt later in the evening with the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Prior to the three-day holiday break, coach Ted Nolan hadn't ruled out Tyler Myers from returning to action Saturday, but after reassessing his condition when the team reunited for morning skate, the medical staff evidently determined he wasn't fit to play. Myers will retain a week-to-week designation for now, with no upgrade to his status coming until he resumes skating.