A 39-year-old Defenseman with heart problems is always a smart signing

By Jon

The Bills aren’t the only WNY team dealing with injuries. Training camp officially opens tomorrow, and Teppo Numminen is already reeling.

That’s right folks, Teppo’s pesky little ticker just won’t work quite right. Numminen has a history of heart problems, requiring surgery once as a Sabre and once as a Dallas Star. It’s not known when Teppo will go back under the knife, but Darcy made it quite clear that it is a different type of surgery from his previous two.

I may be the only Teppo supporter left in all of Buffalo, and I was convinced that he could muster out at least one more productive year at the blue line. You have to wonder if he might just decide to hang up the skates rather than but his health at risk, especially with the Sabres not being the highly-regarded contenders they were a year ago.

Here’s to a speedy recovery Teppo, I would love to see you have one more chance at that elusive chalice.