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Zemgus Girgensons | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
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Zemgus Girgensons (upper body) will return on Wednesday.
Girgensons hasn't played since Nov. 14 due to the injury. He has a goal and an assist in 17 games this season. Nov 25 - 11:46 AM

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Zemgus Girgensons (upper body) skated on the second line during Tuesday's practice.

He said he felt great after the session and he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to see if he can play against Nashville. Girgensons hasn't played since Nov. 14 because of an upper-body injury.
Nov 24 - 1:42 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He was moved to injured reserve on Sunday by the Sabres. Girgensons has one goal and one assist in 17 games this season.
Nov 23 - 3:30 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is going to miss at least the next two games due to an upper-body injury.

That means he won't play on the Sabres' two-game road trip in St. Louis (Thursday) and Dallas (Saturday). Girgensons might be ready to play Monday when Buffalo hosts the Blues, according to coach Dan Bylsma.
Nov 18 - 3:11 PM

Zemgus Girgensons (upper body) won't play Tuesday night.

He didn't skate in the morning after he missed Monday's session as well. Girgensons was injured on a big hit from San Jose's Tommy Wingels this past Saturday.
Nov 17 - 4:25 PM

Zemgus Girgensons may not play Tuesday after he took a hard hit in Saturday's game versus San Jose.

He managed to return to the game, but he didn't skate Monday. "It's a little bit more than a maintenance day," coach Dan Bylsma said. "Obviously, the collision that he was involved in there, he's still feeling some bumps and bruises from that – not anything to do with his head."
Nov 16 - 1:38 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored the overtime winner in Buffalo's 4-3 win over the Flyers.

Girgensons beat Flyers goalie Steve Mason on a breakaway in the extra frame to give Buffalo the win. The goal was his first point in nine games this season. The 20-year-old had 15 goals and 30 points in 61 games last year, so his slow start is a bit of disappointment. Tyler Ennis, Jamie McGinn and Jake McCabe also scored for the Sabres.
Oct 27 - 10:29 PM

The promotion of Sam Reinhart to Buffalo's first line resulted in Zemgus Girgensons being demoted to the Sabres' third unit.

He skated alongside Matt Moulson and Marcus Foligno during Friday's practice and will lineup with those two for Saturday's contest against Tampa. As third lines go, that's not a bad one, however, it will result in less ice time for Girgensons.
Oct 17 - 10:01 AM

Zemgus Girgensons is projected to move back to center for Monday afternoon's game against Columbus.

He is slated to play between Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Ennis. "I think Zemgus has been the most consistent worker in the first two games," coach Dan Bylsma said. "I think Zemgus played his best game at center in the preseason. He's been good at wing as well but ... postgame I said we're going to put Zemgus at center. I know he's comfortable playing in that position."
Oct 12 - 10:05 AM

The Sabres will be shifting Zemgus Girgensons from center to right wing this season.

With the arrival of Jack Eichel and Ryan O'Reilly, both centers, Girgensons fits better on the wing as the Sabres want to keep him in their top six. Camp opened Friday with Girgensons skating alongside Eichel and Matt Moulson. That could prove be a very effective second unit on an improving Buffalo team. The Sabres first line will likely feature O'Reilly between Tyler Ennis and Evander Kane.
Sep 19 - 8:24 AM

Zemgus Girgensons (foot) might be available to play in the World Championships.

He missed the last 21 games after taking a puck off his foot/ankle, but he started skating last week. The Latvian team is waiting for an update on his status from doctors.
Apr 14 - 9:03 AM

It looks as if Zemgus Girgensons (foot) will not play again this season.

So says Buffalo coach Ted Nolan. This should not come as a surpise to anyone. If you are in a one-year league you should have dropped Girgensons long ago.
Apr 3 - 9:48 AM

Zemgus Girgensons (foot) may not be able to return this season after all.

It was initially feared that he could miss the rest of the season, but then it was thought that he would be able to return. Girgensons could be ready just before the end of the year, but there's also a chance that he may be held out as a precaution.
Mar 5 - 3:34 PM

Zemgus Girgensons has been placed on injured reserve.

Girgensons has 15 goals and 30 points, both career highs, in 61 games this season. He also tallied 25 PIMs, 62 blocks (fifth among forwards), and 127 hits. Keep the Latvian sensation in mind as the Sabres continue to build up their talent.
Feb 26 - 8:59 PM

Zemgus Girgensons' injury isn't bad as the Sabres initially feared.

"Zemgus, I guess it's a good thing we will see him before the end of the season," coach Ted Nolan said. "It's bad, but not as bad as we thought." He won't play Thursday against Vancouver after a shot from Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski struck the back of his foot. An exact timetable wasn't given for his return.
Feb 26 - 2:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Johan Larsson
6Tim Schaller
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Sam Reinhart
4Jamie McGinn
D1Zach Bogosian
2Cody Franson
3Rasmus Ristolainen
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Chad Johnson
2Linus Ullmark
3Robin Lehner