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Benoit Pouliot | Winger | #67

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (4) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Benoit Pouliot found the back of the net in a 4-1 win against Boston on Sunday.
Pouliot has scored three goals in four games versus the Bruins this season. He has 12 markers and 16 points in 59 matches in 2017-18. Pouliot could be traded by the Sabres prior to Monday's 3:00 p.m. ET deadline. Feb 26 - 8:41 AM

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Benoit Pouliot will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers.

It's the second time in five games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Pouliot has nine goals and 13 points in 47 games this season. Justin Falk and Evan Rodrigues will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 1 - 6:46 PM

Benoit Pouliot will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Calgary Flames.

The Sabres forward has nine goals and 12 points in 44 games this season, but he has just one tally in his last 13 outings. Victor Antipin will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 22 - 8:55 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have decided to sit Benoit Pouliot in the press box.

Pouliot is up to eight goals and 11 points in 41 games this season. He will sit for the second time in Buffalo's last three games. Joining him in the press box will be Josh Gorges and Justin Falk.
Jan 9 - 6:49 PM

Benoit Pouliot will be back in the lineup on Sunday.

Pouliot was a healthy scratch Friday after he played in 40 straight games for the Sabres. He has eight goals and 11 points this year. Jordan Nolan will head to the press box instead.
Jan 7 - 12:32 PM

Benoit Pouliot will be a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Pouliot has 11 points in 40 games for the Sabres this season, but hasn't picked up a point in his last nine games. Joining him as a scratch will be Justin Falk. Victor Antipin remains sidelined with the flu.
Jan 5 - 7:43 PM

Benoit Pouliot has netted eight goals in 31 games with Buffalo this season.

Pouliot has already matched the goal total he had after 67 games in 2016-17 with Edmonton. He finished that season with 14 points and he is already up to 11 this year. Still, the 31-year-old should not be on your fantasy radar at this time.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Benoit Pouliot posted a goal, an assist and a plus-3 rating with two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win at Colorado.

The multi-point performance was shocking, as the Sabres entered with one goal over their past four outings. Pouliot had just six goals and eight points over his first 27 outings. He'll need a few more performances like this before fantasy owners can trust him again.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 01:06:00 AM

Benoit Pouliot will not be suspended for an illegal check to the head on Florida's Keith Yandle.

Pouliot had a hearing for the incident which occurred in Friday's game against the Panthers, but the NHL's Department of Player Safety has decided not to suspend him. Here's what they tweeted on Saturday: "We have determined there will be no supplemental discipline for Benoit Pouliot. After a thorough review of all available angles and a hearing today with Pouliot, it was determined that the head was not the main point of contact."
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:54:00 AM

Benoit Pouliot potted his third game-winning goal of the young season on Tuesday night.

Pouliot broke a 1-1 tie against Washington in a 3-1 victory for the Sabres with his fifth marker of the year at 3:22 of the third period. He has five goals and one assist in the last seven contests.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 08:46:00 AM

Benoit Pouliot notched two goals and one assist in Thursday's 5-4 win over Arizona.

Pouliot doubled his point output for the season in the match. He had two goals and one assist in 12 games going into Thursday night's tilt. The trio of Pouliot, Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo combined for eight points in the victory.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Benoit Pouliot scored a goal in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Pouliot broke the scoreless tie at the 9:45 mark of the second period, as he was able to bury a wraparound into the Red Wings net. The Sabres forward has two goals and one assist in 10 games this season. Pouliot finished the night with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal and three hits in 15:22 of ice time. Pouliot has never lacked talent, but his inability to be consistent has held him back. He isn't worth owning in any fantasy formats.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Benoit Pouliot skated between Jordan Nolan and Justin Bailey at Tuesday's morning skate.

"Wherever they put me in the lineup I'll do whatever it takes. Do my job," Pouliot said. "If it's third, fourth, for first, it doesn't matter to me. As long as I come to work and do what I'm supposed to do." He saw playing time with Ryan O'Reilly and Jason Pominville on Saturday at Boston and scored his first goal of the season. Unfortunately, he probably won't build off that performance against Detroit if he's centering the fourth line.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 03:44:00 PM

Benoit Pouliot practiced on Sunday with Ryan O'Reilly and Kyle Okposo.

Pouliot was skating as a bottom-six winger for most of training camp previously. The change bumped Zemgus Girgensons to the third unit alongside Sam Reinhart and Jason Pominville.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 10:26:00 AM

It seems like the Sabres will give Benoit Pouliot a chance to play on the team's second line.

There are left-wing openings on the Sabres' second, third and fourth lines and Pouliot will fill one of those spots. Which one, will be up to him. "If you look at Ben’s history in situations where he’s had a difficult season, he’s been able to bounce back strong," said Buffalo GM Jason Botterill. "That’s what we’re looking for for him coming to Buffalo. I think there’s opportunities on our left side right now. I think he’s a guy that can play anywhere in the two, three, four hole. It’s going to be a matter of how he comes in and how he performs. "But you look at his size, the ability to get on the forecheck, we just felt it was a guy that could complement our centers and be a guy that could sort of get his career back on track." Needless to say, Pouliot he can grab a gig on the second line, his fantasy value could get a boost.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 09:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Nicholas Baptiste
4Jordan Nolan
5Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
4Seth Griffith
5Kyle Criscuolo
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Casey Nelson
9Justin Falk
10Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson
3Linus Ullmark