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Zemgus Girgensons | Center | #28

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (14) / BUF
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Zemgus Girgensons netted his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to Washington.
He opened the scoring in the contest and snapped a 13-game pointless drought in the process. Girgensons had gone 21 consecutive matches without scoring a goal since he found the back of the net against Calgary back on Oct. 18. Dec 6 - 9:45 AM

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Zegmus Girgensons continues to struggle under head coach Dan Bylsma.

He has just one goal, three assists and a minus-5 rating in 17 games this season, after posting a disappointing 18 points in 71 games in 2015-16. "On our scoring-chance ledger, he has not gotten enough," Bylsma said. "But he hasn’t gotten enough because he’s giving up too many on our ledger. He’s got to be able to play on both sides of the puck and play good defensively for us before he’s going to think about how many scoring chances he needs to get to score more goals." He's not worth owning in any fantasy formats.
Nov 19 - 9:11 AM

Zemgus Girgensons remains stuck on one goal through 15 games this season.

He has chipped in just two assists in the last 10 contests. Girgensons collected a mere 18 points in 71 games last year and he currently has a total of four in 2016-17.
Nov 14 - 9:38 AM

Zemgus Girgensons registered his first goal of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to Calgary on Tuesday night.

However, he logged a season-low 10:02 of ice time in the contest. It's still early in the year, but it doesn't seem like Girgensons will threaten to surpass the 30-point plateau. He scored just 18 points in 71 games last year.
Oct 19 - 9:55 AM

Zemgus Girgensons could be destined to fill a third-line role on the Sabres this season.

He does not appear to have the inside track on any of the top six forward positions that will likely be filled by Jack Eichel, Evander Kane, Sam Reinhart, Ryan O'Reilly, Kyle Okposo and Tyler Ennis. That will leave Girgensons on Buffalo's third line alongside Marcus Foligno and Brian Gionta. Although we admire Foligno and Gionta as hockey players, they certainly don't have the same fantasy value as Eichel, O'Reilly, Kane and Okposo. Girgensons may get some player-play ice time but we don't believe he will top 40 points if he stays on the third line all season.
Oct 2 - 9:43 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year, $1.15 million contract.

The 22-year-old scored seven goals and 18 points in 2015-16. "Zemgus has grown into a solid two-way player since beginning his career," said Sabres General Manager Tim Murray. "We hope to see him continue this positive trend and find a consistent role within the club this season as another young player to grow with our group." This will be a huge year for Girgensons. A good year will land him a long-term contract extension with the Sabres and a poor year might get him shipped out of town.
Sep 1 - 7:23 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is reportedly believed to be seeking a two or three-year deal from the Buffalo Sabres.

The problem is that while Girgensons has potential, he hasn't lived up to expectations at the NHL level. After he scored seven goals and 18 points in 71 contests last season, it's unlikely that Buffalo and Girgensons would see eye-to-eye on the financial terms of a multi-year contract. He's a restricted free agent so the Sabres hold his exclusive NHL rights, though it's still possible that he might also weigh European options.
Jul 19 - 5:36 AM

Zemgus Girgensons is allegedly looking at a deal to play in the KHL next season.

Girgensons, who had a disappointing 2015-16 season and is a restricted free agent come July 1st, is apparently talking to Dinamo Riga about a contract. The Sabres' forward did not do well under coach Dan Bylsma's system after a successful campaign under previous coach Ted Nolan and has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few months. Stay tuned.
Source: WGR550.com
Jun 18 - 9:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons is disappointed with his offensive output from the 2015-16 season.

He recorded seven goals and 18 points in 71 games after he earned 15 markers and 30 points in 61 appearances the previous campaign. "Definitely, offense was a struggle and disappointing for myself," Girgensons said. "No doubt about that. Any player will always have a down year. It's definitely on me how I played. It's just bearing down on chances I had, more focus, more drive, more passion for the goals and offense I should have." His average ice time also dropped from 19:04 to 15:02 because the Sabres added Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly and Evander Kane to the roster. He is a restricted free agent this summer.
Apr 15 - 7:53 AM

Zemgus Girgensons scored for the just the sixth time this season on Monday night.

He got the Sabres on the board late in the third period during a 3-2 loss to Detroit. Girgensons hadn't scored a goal since Jan. 25 against the Rangers when he scored twice. He has picked up three of his 17 points this year in the last five games.
Mar 29 - 9:47 AM

Confirming an earlier report, Zemgus Girgensons will indeed return to Buffalo's lineup in Sunday's matinee with the Avalanche.

With just 11 points in 45 games this season, and little else to his credit, Girgensons probably belongs on your waiver wire. Unless you need hits (he has 83) and would like to roll the dice on a player with a bit of a scoring touch.
Feb 14 - 12:13 PM

Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) is ready to return to the Sabres lineup.

He missed three games because of the injury. "I feel ready to go," Girgensons said Saturday. "It’s just been bad breaks. It’s been mostly me being a little too reckless. It’s just how it goes. I’ve just got to keep playing the way I’ve been playing. That stuff happens. You’ll have ups and downs with injuries." The 22-year-old has five goals and 11 points in 45 games in 2015-16.
Feb 14 - 11:34 AM

Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) is listed on injured reserve.

He hasn't played since last Saturday because of a lower-body injury. Girgensons hasn't been a fantasy factor this season with 11 points in 45 games. Buffalo brought up Justin Bailey on Wednesday with the open roster spot.
Feb 10 - 3:32 PM

Zemgus Girgensons won't play Tuesday night because of a lower-body injury.

He didn't skate in the morning after he missed Monday's session due to the ailment. Consider Girgensons as day-to-day for now.
Feb 9 - 6:55 PM

Zemgus Girgensons missed practice Monday because of a lower-body injury.

"I'm hoping this was nothing more than a maintenance day for Zemgus, but he is dealing with a lower-body injury," coach Dan Bylsma said. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
Feb 8 - 2:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson