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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Jamie McGinn
D1Zach Bogosian
2Cody Franson
3Rasmus Ristolainen
4Mike Weber
5Josh Gorges
6Mark Pysyk
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Matt Donovan
9Jake McCabe
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson