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Marco Scandella | Defenseman | #6

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (55) / MIN
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Marco Scandella (lower body) was fine to play on Monday.
Scandella was hurt during Friday's game, but he didn't end up missing a full contest over the ailment. He had a plus-two rating in 25:47 minutes of ice time on Monday. Mar 6 - 4:53 AM

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Marco Scandella (lower body) hopes to return to action on Monday against Toronto.

"I've been waiting all year for this game," Scandella said after Sunday's practice. "I know that there's a huge rivalry with the Leafs and we haven't played them all year. I've been on the team for how many games now, 65 games? And we haven't played them yet. So, I've been itching for this one." He sustained a lower-body injury on Friday and his status for Monday will probably be determined after the morning skate.
Source: Sabres.com
Mar 4 - 3:39 PM

Marco Scandella suffered a lower-body injury in Friday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The Sabres defenseman was hurt after Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad hit him into the boards. He tried to jump back on the ice for another shift, but he lasted just a few seconds. "Marco will be OK," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "Lower-body bumps and bruises, so we just held him out." Scandella is considered day-to-day at this point.
Mar 2 - 11:23 PM

Marco Scandella netted the game-winning goal in overtime Thursday night against Detroit.

Scandella gave the Sabres a 3-2 victory with just 0.2 seconds remaining in the extra session. He has scored three goals in 61 games this season and he has earned two goals in the last three outings.
Feb 23 - 9:43 AM

Marco Scandella found the back of the net in the Sabres' 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday.

It was just Scandella's second goal of the 2017-18 campaign. He's actually taken 106 shots this season, which is quite a bit for him considering his career-high is 126 SOG, but obviously he hasn't been rewarded for those efforts with goals. He does have 14 assists and his 16 total points is a step up from his 2016-17 total of 13 points in 71 contests.
Feb 18 - 8:07 AM

Marco Scandella scored his first goal as a member of the Sabres on Friday night.

Scandella scored Buffalo's first tally in a 4-3 loss to Winnipeg. He has generated five of his 12 points in the last seven matches.
Jan 6 - 10:14 AM

The NHL has issued Marco Scandella a $5,000 fine for his slash on Tuesday.

Scandella did a two-handed swing with his stick at Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist's lower body in the second period. Scandella received a two-minute minor as a result of the incident.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Marco Scandella (illness) is expected to play Tuesday night.

Scandella skipped Monday's session because he wasn't feeling well, but coach Phil Housley said the defenseman is good enough to play against Pittsburgh.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Marco Scandella didn't practice Monday because of an illness.

"Marco was feeling a little bit under the weather so we just told him to stay home," coach Phil Housley said. "I anticipate him being in the game [Tuesday] but we'll see tomorrow." Scandella has contributed three assists in 17 matches and he has averaged 23:38 of ice time per contest.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 03:05:00 PM

Marco Scandella hasn't seen any preseason action, but he did take part in the morning skate Wednesday.

"We're still cautious on that," said coach Phil Housley Wednesday referring to Scandella seeing game action. "He's making progress every day. He feels good. We just don't want to get ahead of ourselves. Would I like to see him play tonight? Definitely. But I just think he needs to be careful and monitor it. But I can say that he's making improvement every day." Buffalo plays again on Friday before opening the regular season next Thursday versus Montreal.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:00:00 AM

Marco Scandella took part in Friday's practice.

Scandella took Thursday's practice off to rest his surgically repaired hip. "I feel good today," Scandella said. "It was good to be out with the boys. Some days aren't going to be as good as others. I'm just coming off surgery, so just getting back to playing at the NHL level, practicing hard. We're just taking our time with it so I don't get reinjured." As things stand right now, it seems like he'll be okay for the start of the regular season.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 02:04:00 PM

Marco Scandella didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

Scandella has been resting a surgically repaired hip. This isn't the first time he's been kept off the ice due to his hip during training camp, which has raised questions about his availability going for the start of the season. "No, I'm not concerned at all," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "This is all precautionary. He's in a great place right now. I thought he was going to be out today, but he wasn't. He'll probably be out tomorrow, but it's just a day-to-day maintenance thing for him. We want him to feel comfortable when we start getting up for regular season."
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Marco Scandella scrimmaged fully on Tuesday before getting another maintenance day on Wednesday.

It marks the second time during training camp that Scandella has missed a practice, but coach Phil Housley insists that everything is fine. "I really like the progression he's making," said the Sabres bench boss. "Instead of trying to push the envelope, he has a tough practice, a high-paced practice yesterday. It felt good but let's just take it slow." The team is being cautious with Scandella after he had off-season hip surgery and he may not get into any preseason games before Buffalo's regular-season opener.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 08:51:00 AM

Marco Scandella skipped Sunday's practice for maintenance reasons.

The Sabres are being cautious with Scandella given that he underwent hip surgery in May. "He really went after it yesterday, just testing it out," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "He's a little sore, so it's no sense in rushing him back to play." Scandella might start the season on Buffalo's top defensive pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:35:00 PM

Don't be surprised if Marco Scandella is paired with Rasmus Ristolainen on the Sabres' number one defensemen pairing.

If that should happen, Scandella will play major minutes this season. It might also give Scandella, who only registered 13 points in 71 games in 2016-17, a bit of a fantasy boost playing alongside the offensively-gifted Ristolainen. Keep an eye on this situation through training camp and the early part of the NHL season.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 09:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Jordan Nolan
4Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson