Ryan O’Reilly’s court date pushed to September

Former Colorado Avalanche, Ryan O'Reilly. (Jack Dempsey/AP)

LONDON, Ont. – A court appearance has been put over until next month for Buffalo Sabres star Ryan O’Reilly, who has been charged with impaired driving.

The 24-year-old’s lawyer appeared in a London, Ont., court on his behalf Thursday.

O’Reilly’s next court appearance was set for Sept. 10.

The forward from Bluewater, Ont., was arrested and charged with impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene on July 9.

Police say a green pick-up truck was driven into the side of a Tim Hortons in Lucan, Ont., a community north of London, around 4 a.m., before driving away.

O’Reilly was traded from the Colorado Avalanche to Buffalo in June along with forward Jamie McGinn for Mikhail Grigorenko, JT Compher, defenceman Nikita Zadorov and the 31st pick of June’s NHL draft.

The Sabres signed O’Reilly to a seven-year contract extension on July 3 for US$52.5 million.

He’s due to make $6.2 million next season.

Last year with the Avalanche, O’Reilly scored 17 goals and 38 assists in 82 games.

(AM 980)

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