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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 07:23:00 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.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 05:36:00 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.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 09:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

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