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Zemgus Girgensons | Center | #28

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (14) / BUF
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The Buffalo Sabres have signed Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million total.
That works out to an annual average value of $1.6 million per year. The 23-year-old had a difficult season in 2016-17, as he scored just seven goals and nine assists in 75 games. Don't expect him to have any fantasy value going into next season. Aug 17 - 5:32 PM

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Zemgus Girgensons scored his first goal since Jan. 24 during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.

He has generated just seven markers and 16 points through 71 games this season.
Apr 2 - 6:59 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored the shootout winning goal in the 10th round of the shootout in a 2-1 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Girgensons was finally able to put the game to bed after a lengthy shootout that saw five total goals and another 15 combined saves. Ryan O'Reilly scored the only goal for the Sabres during regulation, his 17th of the year. Girgensons has 14 points in 65 games and doesn't own any fantasy upside.
Mar 18 - 1:00 AM

Zemgus Girgensons (middle body) will make his return to the Sabres lineup on Saturday night.

He'll suit up against the Colorado Avalanche after missing his team's last seven games. Thankfully, the Sabres bye came at the perfect time. "It definitely fell in a good place for me," Girgensons said of the bye. "Just to get a couple more days to heal it completely and get a good skate today, so I'll be 100 percent to go (on Saturday)." Girgensons will skate on a line with Brian Gionta and Marcus Foligno. He has six goals and seven assists in 53 games this season.
Feb 25 - 11:20 AM

Zemgus Girgensons (middle body) has skated on his own for the last two days.

Coach Dan Bylsma said Girgensons is dealing with an "internal middle-body" injury. He hasn't played since Feb. 7.
Feb 17 - 8:48 AM

Coach Dan Bylsma noted that Zemgus Girgensons is "more than day-to-day" with a middle body injury.

Which then slates him as week-to-week. Buffalo plays just nine more times through the end of the month. Through 53 games this season he has posted 13 points along with 79 hits.
Feb 10 - 1:43 PM

Zemgus Girgensons has been sidelined with a middle body injury.

No other details were offered. Girgensons is considered day-to-day. Through 53 games this season he has posted 13 points along with 79 hits.
Feb 9 - 1:13 PM

Zemgus Girgensons notched a goal and an assist Tuesday in a 5-4 OT victory against Nashville.

He ended a seven-game goalless drought with his sixth marker of the year. This was Girgenson's second multi-point effort of 2016-17.
Jan 25 - 10:19 AM

Zemgus Girgensons scored his fifth goal of the season during Saturday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

Now through 39 games he's posted eight points this season. For his career, Gigensons has picked up 34 goals and 77 points in 240 games.
Jan 7 - 4:35 PM

Zemgus Girgensons scored a goal in Friday's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

Girgensons got the Sabres on the board with just 1:03 remaining in the game. Zach Bogosian and Sam Reinhart picked up the only assists on Buffalo's only goal. Girgensons has three goals and three assists in 33 games.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:03:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 09:45:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:11:00 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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 09:38:00 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.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 09:55:00 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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Zemgus Girgensons
7Sean Malone
LW1Evander Kane
2Alexander Nylander
3Matt Moulson
4Benoit Pouliot
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6C.J. Smith
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Nicholas Baptiste
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Viktor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
9Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson
3Linus Ullmark