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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (20) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190

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Zemgus Girgensons was voted as Buffalo's Rookie of the Year by his teammates.
He led the team's first-year group with eight goals and 22 points in 70 contests. Girgensons also recorded 115 shots and 161 hits. Apr 14 - 10:40 AM

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Zemigus Girgensons lit the lamp twice on Tuesday night, but the rookie's heroics were all the Sabres could muster in a 4-2 loss to Detroit.

The hulking Latvian deked through multiple Red Wings defensemen for one of his markers. The 20 year old shown a splash of potential near the end of this miserable season for the Sabres. He now has eight goals on the year with 14 assists in 67 games. Both goals were set up by Cody Hodgson.
Apr 8 - 11:30 PM

Zemgus Girgensons played well in his return to the lineup on Saturday.

He missed 11 games with a lower-body injury. He helped create Cody Hodgson's 17th goal of the season with a solid forecheck, but he didn't get credit for an assist on the play. Girgensons had five shots, two hits and a plus-1 rating in 15:05 of ice time.
Mar 31 - 10:13 AM

Look for Zemgus Girgensons to return to action against Tampa Saturday night.

The young Latvian has missed the Sabres' last 11 games due to an undisclosed injury. Buffalo coach Ted Nolan intends to start Girgensons on a line between Cody Hodgson and Brian Flynn. The opportunity to play with Hodgson certainly makes Girgensons someone worth watching.
Mar 29 - 9:13 AM

Two other Buffalo Sabres are expected to miss at least another week: Zemgus Girgensons and Torrey Mitchell. They join Chris Stewart on that injury listed.

Neither is particularly fantasy relevant, although a shallow talent pool in Buffalo might have opened up a few doors.
Mar 9 - 1:20 PM

Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) won't take part in Friday's game.

Girgensons left Thursday's contest in the second period. He has six goals and 20 points in 61 games this season.
Mar 7 - 6:15 PM

Zemgus Girgensons sustained a lower-body injury early in the second period of Thursday's win against Tampa Bay.

He finished the contest with a plus-1 rating and 6:53 of ice time. Girgensons is considered doubtful to play Friday in Florida.
Mar 7 - 7:57 AM

Latvian Olympian Zemgus Girgensons scored a goal and added an assist for the Sabres in a 5-4 overtime win over Boston Wednesday night.

The 20-year-old forward has enjoyed a productive rookie season and is looking to finish strong after an impressive performance at the Olympics in Sochi. Matt D'Agostini, Matt Moulson, Brian Flynn and Tyler Myers were the other goal scorers for the Sabres in the win.
Feb 26 - 10:15 PM

Zemgus Girgensons loved his Olympic experience playing for Latvia.

Girgensons played fairly well in Sochi and could benefit from his performance going forward especially since the Latvian coach was Ted Nolan, his coach in the NHL. "It was amazing, just to be there and the accomplishment our men did there for the country, it was awesome to make the quarterfinals and play Canada." Keep an eye on how Nolan uses Girgensons from here on in.
Feb 22 - 9:47 AM

Zemgus Girgensons scored once as Latvia was on the short end of a 5-3 loss to Sweden.

Girgensons, was selected 14th overall in the first round by Buffalo in the 2012 Draft and is currently playing with the Sabres as he has 17 points in 56 games. Lauris Darzins, a former ninth round pick of the Nashville Predators, opened the scoring for Latvia while former Florida Panther Janis Sprukts, also scored.
Feb 15 - 3:21 PM

Buffalo has four Olympians who are now off to Sochi.

Ryan Miller (U.S.) is the obvious one and you probably know that backup goalie Jhonas Enroth will play for Sweden. If you are a real hockey fan you might have guessed that Henrik Tallinder will also dress for Sweden. But we're betting you didn't know that Zemgus Girgensons will suit up for Latvia. He has 17 points in 56 games for Buffalo this season and he will be one of Latvia's better players. That said, he is not a fantasy factor.
Feb 8 - 10:19 AM

Zemgus Girgensons snapped a 2-2 tie with an unassisted shorthanded goal 1:52 into the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 victory

Girgensons also had an assist in the game and he now has five goals and 11 assists in 52 games this season. Tyler Ennis and Steve Ott also scored for the Sabres.
Jan 31 - 4:08 AM

Zemgus Girgensons led the Sabres with six shots and he was credited with a game-high 13 hits in Wednesday's shootout loss to Toronto.

He was stoned a penalty shot by Leafs netminder James Reimer in the second period. The big Latvian is becoming a popular player in Buffalo and he's been one of the team's very few bright spots in a terrible 2013-14 campaign. He has four goals and 14 points in 45 games, but he has a good work ethic and the potential to be a skilled power forward.
Jan 16 - 9:59 AM

Zemgus Girgensons will represent Latvia at the Winter Olympics next month.

He was expected to be named to the country's roster and that happened on Tuesday. He's the only current NHL player on the team. Girgensons will have a familiar face with him in Sochi because interim coach Ted Nolan will be behind the bench for Team Latvia as well.
Jan 8 - 8:38 AM

Zemgus Girgensons has three goals and four assists in his last 11 games.

He had one goal and six points in his previous 25 matches. The 19-year-old rookie has taken on a larger role with the club since Ted Nolan took over behind the bench. He logged a season-high 22:01 of ice time in Monday's 2-1 overtime win over Phoenix. Girgensons has potential but it will take time for him to develop.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 09:18:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Ennis
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Matt Ellis
4Zenon Konopka
LW1Cory Conacher
2Marcus Foligno
3Brian Flynn
4Matt D'Agostini
RW1Cody Hodgson
2Ville Leino
3Drew Stafford
4Patrick Kaleta
5Torrey Mitchell
6Chris Stewart
7John Scott
D1Christian Ehrhoff
2Tyler Myers
3Jamie McBain
4Henrik Tallinder
5Mike Weber
6Rasmus Ristolainen
7Alexander Sulzer
8Mark Pysyk
9Chad Ruhwedel
10Nicolas Deslauriers
G1Jhonas Enroth
2Michal Neuvirth
3Matthew Hackett
4Nathan Lieuwen
5Connor Knapp
6Andrey Makarov