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Andrej Meszaros | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 223
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Andrej Meszaros and Tyler Myers continue to man the points on the Sabres first power-play unit.
Up front the Sabres have Matt Moulson, Tyler Ennis and Drew Stafford. On the second unit, Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov play the points with Cody Hodgson, Zemgus Girgensons and Brian Gionta at forward. Obvious losers in this alignment are Chris Stewart and Marcus Foligno. We just thought you should know. Nov 22 - 9:46 AM

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It appears that the struggling Andrej Meszaros will be a healthy scratch again Saturday.

He sat in the press box Thursday night when his teammates faced off against the Bruins and he will likely be back up there for Saturday night's contest against the Penguins. Tyson Strachan will once again take his spot. Needless to say Meszaros should not be in your lineup.
Nov 1 - 9:33 AM

Andrej Meszaros viewed Thursday's game from the press box as a healthy scratch.

He posted a minus-2 rating and four penalty minutes in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Toronto. Tyson Strachan suited up in Meszaros' place. Meszaros, like several other Sabres, has had a rough start to the season. He owns a horrid minus-10 rating and he's picked up one assist in nine appearances.
Oct 31 - 9:38 AM

Andrej Meszaros was a healthy scratch Tuesday night in Buffalo's 4-3 shootout win over Carolina.

"The only thing we have as a coaching staff to do is our words and our actions," coach Ted Nolan said. "Meszaros, we just need him playing better." He has gotten off to a rough start defensively in Buffalo with a minus-6 rating and four penalty minutes.
Oct 15 - 9:46 AM

Andrej Meszaros has inked a one-year contract, worth just over $4 million, with the Buffalo Sabres.

He appeared in 38 games (five goals, 12 assists) for the Philadelphia Flyers last season before being dealt to the Boston Bruins. Meszaros posted five points in 14 contests with the Bruins. He should get a larger role with the Sabres than he had during the 2013-14 campaign.
Jul 1 - 4:23 PM

According to a report from, Andrej Meszaros won't be joining the Slovakian team for the World Hockey Championship.

The tournament is already four games deep into the preliminary round and Meszaros reportedly doesn't want to risk getting injured with unrestricted free agency on the horizon. He skated in 52 games with Boston and Philadelphia this past season. Meszaros also appeared in four playoff games with the Bruins.
May 16 - 6:58 AM

Andrej Meszaros will make his third postseason appearance with the Bruins Saturday afternoon.

He will replace Matt Bartkowski, who took a couple of costly penalties in Game 1 which led to Montreal goals, on the blueline. Meszaros hasn't played since Game 2 against Detroit in Round 1.
May 3 - 12:42 PM

Andrej Meszaros has been productive since joining the Boston Bruins.

He got his second goal and fifth point as a member of the Bruins in Sunday's shootout win over Philadelphia. Meszaros has skated in nine games with his new club since he was acquired from the Flyers. He also has a plus-6 rating and 20 shots.
Mar 31 - 9:54 AM

Andrej Meszaros was a healthy scratch Saturday afternoon.

He took a seat to allow rookie Torey Krug, who scored in Saturday's victory, to return from the press box. Meszaros has a goal and a plus-3 rating in three games with the Bruins since he was acquired from Philadelphia.
Mar 15 - 4:20 PM

Andrej Meszaros made his Boston debut Sunday against Florida.

He scored a power-play goal and registered six shots, while seeing 20:36 of ice time in a 5-2 victory for the Bruins. "It was good to go out there and play. Overall, I felt pretty good and the two points is huge," Meszaros said. He was a healthy scratch for two straight games after he was acquired from Philadelphia, but more performances like this will earn him plenty of action.
Mar 10 - 9:34 AM

Andrej Meszaros participated in his first full Bruins' practice Friday.

That said, there is a good chance he will be a healthy scratch again Saturday against the Lightning as Boston coach Claude Julien seemed very pleased with the six rearguards he dressed for Thursday's 3-0 win over Washington. Corey Potter, who was also recently added to the Bruins' roster, may also sit in the press box. "It's pretty apparent to me now that there is competition back there," Julien said. "We've got to give those guys an opportunity to feel their way into this team. There is an opportunity for us to get to know them and them to get to know us. That's where we are right now". We would keep Mezaros on reserve until he plays in a game.
Mar 8 - 7:06 AM

Andrej Meszaros was a healthy scratch for Thursday's win against Washington.

Boston acquired Meszaros from Philadelphia before the trade deadline and they claimed Corey Potter off waivers Edmonton, but neither of them dressed. The Bruins have won three straight games, so changing their lineup right now isn't a priority.
Mar 7 - 7:33 AM

Andrej Meszaros is looking forward to a fresh start in Boston after being scratched several times and battling through injuries during his tenure with the Philadelphia Flyers this season.

"It was tough with the injuries, but being healthy this year and not playing was really tough," Meszaros said. "Now I feel strong and I feel pretty good. I can skate pretty good and join the rush and obviously have to be good defensively because defense is first, and then the offense will come obviously and hopefully I can help the guys up front and score some goals." Knowing former Ottawa teammates Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly should help him out in the locker room as well. Meszaros was acquired to add some depth to Boston's back end at the trade deadline.
Mar 6 - 9:38 AM

Andrej Meszaros has been traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a third-round pick.

The Bruins were in the market for a veteran defenseman and they have found one in Meszaros. He has five goals and 17 points in 38 games with the Flyers. Boston wanted to add some depth with Dennis Seidenberg out for the season and Adam McQuaid ailing with a core injury.
Mar 5 - 2:51 PM

The Boston Bruins reportedly have shown interest in acquiring defenseman Andrej Meszaros.

The 6-foot-2, 223-pound Meszaros was teammates with the Bruins' Zdeno Chara on Slovakia's Olympic team. It is believed that Chara is nudging the Bruins to add Meszaros. Asked if he wanted to stay with the Flyers, Meszaros said: "I love Philadelphia, and I love everything here. It's my last year of my contract, obviously, and whatever will happen will happen." Meszaros has played well for the Flyers despite being in and out of the lineup and spending time in coach Craig Berube's doghouse earlier this season. In 36 games, he has five goals and 17 points and is a plus-4. He is a potential unrestricted free agent in July. The NHL's trade deadline is Wednesday afternoon.
Mar 1 - 10:44 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Ennis
2Cody Hodgson
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Matt Ellis
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Drew Stafford
2Chris Stewart
3Brian Gionta
4Torrey Mitchell
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Tyler Myers
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Andrej Meszaros
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Nikita Zadorov
8Tyson Strachan
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen