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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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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

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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

There's some concern that Zemgus Girgensons could be out for the rest of the season after he blocked a shot by Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski on Tuesday night.

"We'll cross our fingers and hope things work out," said coach Ted Nolan. He will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Girgensons was injured midway through the second period and he couldn't out any weight on his right foot when he left the ice.
Feb 25 - 11:03 AM

Zemgus Girgensons notched a goal and an assist for the Sabres in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Columbus.

The 14th overall selection in the 2012 entry draft has now totalled 15 goals in 61 games this season, though he also possesses a minus-16 rating. Mark Pyksyk, Cody Hodgson and Chris Stewart all scored for Buffalo in the win.
Feb 24 - 10:59 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 3-2 win over Dallas on Saturday.

Girgensons picked up an assist on Tyler Myers' opening goal. His second period goal extended the Sabres' lead to 3-0. The 21-year-old has 14 goals and 26 points in his sophomore season with Buffalo. He has two points in his last two games.
Feb 8 - 9:34 AM

Zemgus Girgensons wasn't able to get a point during the All-Star Game, but he enjoyed his time there.

"It's unbelievable skill out there," Girgensons said. "It was just fun seeing all the guys do cool stuff and seeing all those goals. If I was a goalie in this game, I would be ... not happy." Team Toews defeated Team Foligno by a score of 17-12 in the contest. Girgensons was the leading vote-getter for the event, as his Latvian fans stuffed the ballot box. He played on a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Radim Vrbata during the match.
Jan 26 - 10:28 AM

Zemgus Girgensons has 44 career points, which is the fourth most of any Latvian to play in the NHL.

He ranks behind just Sandis Ozolinsh as well as the late Sergei Zholtok and Karlis Skrastins. Coach Ted Nolan, who has coached for the Latvian national team, knows that Latvians are passionate about hockey and he's happy that they showed up in force to support Girgensons to get him into the All-Star Game. "If there was a vote for anything, I'd certainly love to be Latvian because you know you're going to get the support, particularly sports figures," Nolan said. "Maybe he got the Latvian vote to help him in this time, but I think his natural abilities are going to help get him in the next time and the times after that."
Jan 23 - 7:06 AM

Zemgus Girgensons scored twice in the Sabres’ 4-3 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night.

The All-Star has a lot of catching up to do to make his numbers look "All-Star"-worthy and tonight was a good start. Girgensons had gone eight games without a point, and he now has 13 goals and 22 points this season. Tyler Ennis netted the other goal. Matt Moulson got two helpers.
Jan 17 - 10:14 PM

The 2015 All-Star Game's six fan-voted roster spots went to top vote-getter Zemgus Girgensons as well as five Chicago Blackhawks.

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford also were assured spots by voting. Girgensons has 20 points in 39 games so far in 2014-15, which is nice development for a young player, so hopefully this awkward honor doesn't cause him any issues.

Zemgus Girgensons scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season in Buffalo's 5-2 loss to Ottawa on Monday.

Buffalo was outshot 10-2 in the third period and Girgensons had them both. He has 20 points 37 games this campaign and is just two points away from equaling his total from his rookie year.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons notched a goal and an assist in Thursday's win against the Calgary Flames.

He produced the game-tying goal in the third period and then earned a helper on Matt Moulson's winning marker shortly after to give the Sabres a 4-3 triumph. Girgensons leads the team with nine goals and he ranks second with 16 points in 29 games. He's currently playing on the top line with Tyler Ennis and Moulson.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:15:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons is still crushing the competition in the NHL all-star voting race.

Girgensons has 803,805 votes while the second place Patrick Kane has 375,758. His native Latvia can be thanked for the lopsided result as 82% of his votes have come from that country.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored an important goal for the Sabres Tuesday as they defeated the Lightning by a score of 2-1 in a shootout.

Girgensons's goal with less than four minutes to play in the third period tied the score at 1-1 and allowed the Sabres to prevail in a shootout. He has now scored eight times on the season and oozes potential for bigger things. Tyler Myers and Josh Gorges picked up helpers on the lone goal.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is the runaway leader in the NHL all-star voting through two weeks.

Girgensons is the only player in the NHL from Latvia and apparently that's where a lot of his votes are coming from. He now has 399,356 votes, which easily tops the next highest player, P.K. Subban, who has 240,362. Sidney Crosby is second among forwards with 218,672. Girgensons has seven goals and 13 points in 24 games this season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Zemgus Girgensons
2Mikhail Grigorenko
3Phil Varone
4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
LW1Matt Moulson
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
5Evander Kane
6Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Cody Hodgson
4Zac Dalpe
5Patrick Kaleta
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson
3Matt Hackett
4Andrey Makarov