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David Legwand | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 207
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Buffalo forward David Legwand scored his first goal of the season Monday night in the Sabres' 2-1 loss to the visiting St. Louis Blues.
Legwand's goal, at 16:45 of the second period, gave the Sabres a 1-0 lead but the Blues bounced back in the third with two goals for the win. Legwand's goal was unassisted. Nov 23 - 10:55 PM

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David Legwand and Carlo Colaiacovo are scratches against the Canadiens on Friday night.

With nary a point or any other meaningful metric to their name thus far, both Lewand and Colaiacovo should not be considered even as short-term fill-ins.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Oct 23 - 6:55 PM

David Legwand and Carlo Colaiacovo are scratches against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Legwand drew back into the lineup last game against the Tampa Bay Lightning after being scratched against the Florida Panthers the previous game. Former Leafs rearguard, Colaiacovo will be scratched for the fourth straight and only appeared in the first two Buffalo games this season.
Oct 21 - 6:54 PM

David Legwand is a healthy scratch in Buffalo's game against Florida.

Legwand's better days are behind him, but the Sabres were forced to take him as part of a deal for Robin Lehner. The veteran is making $3 million dollars in the final year of his contract in 2015-16. Carlo Colaiacovo is also a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Oct 15 - 7:46 PM

The Buffalo Sabres are counting on David Legwand to be a leader for their young players this season.

Legwand was acquired from Ottawa during the off-season, and although he won't contribute much offensively, the Sabres believe he can help in other areas. "David's definitely into the veteran category of his career, but he's always been a guy who is kind of a straight-line-skating guy, up and down," coach Dan Bylsma said. "There's not a lot of flash and there's not a ton of - I know he's going to read this and comment on it tomorrow - but there's not a ton of playmaking, there's not a ton of hockey sense. He's a fast skater, an aggressive skater. He's a smart hockey player, and that's how he's got to play." Legwand can certainly help young centers like Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart transition to the NHL.
Sep 20 - 8:31 AM

David Legwand started training camp alongside Nick Deslauriers and Marcus Foligno.

He’s expected to fill a third- or fourth-line center role with the Sabres. "Now he’s definitely into the veteran category of his career," coach Dan Bylsma said. "But he’s always been … kind of a straight-line skating guy, up and down. There’s not a lot of flash and there’s not a ton of – I know he’s going to read this and comment on it tomorrow – playmaking. He’s a fast skater, an aggressive skater, a smart hockey player, and that’s the way he’s got to play." Don’t expect the veteran to be a fantasy asset; he tallied only 27 points last season.
Sep 19 - 7:08 PM

The Ottawa Senators have shipped David Legwand and Robin Lehner to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the 21st overall pick in the 2015 draft.

Legwand is coming off of a rough campaign where he was limited to nine goals and 27 points in 80 contests. He was also scratched for half of Ottawa's 2015 playoff contests. He could certainly use a change of scenery and the Senators likely wanted his $3 million cap hit off the books.
Jun 26 - 10:21 AM

David Legwand will be scratched for Game Four on Wednesday night against Montreal.

Zack Smith will take the veteran center's place. Legwand, the former first ever draft pick by Nashville in 1998, has scored 13 goals and 28 points in 55 career playoff games. However he's yet to factor positively during Ottawa's three losses in the series.
Apr 21 - 9:01 PM

David Legwand could be dealt by the Senators prior to the trade deadline.

"I've got to talk to Bryan to see what's going on here in the next couple of weeks and we'll go from there," Legwand said Monday. "Nothing has been said, so I have no idea." He signed a two-year, $6 million contract to play in Ottawa last summer. Legwand has seven goals and 21 points 49 games this season.
Feb 10 - 8:56 AM

Look for David Legwand to return to the Ottawa lineup against Phoenix Saturday afternoon.

He had been a healthy scratch for the Sens' last two games but is needed due to Alex Chiasson's injury. Legwand does not have any real fantasy value.
Jan 31 - 11:41 AM

David Legwand, Patrick Wiercioch and Mark Borowiecki are scratches in Thursday's game against Dallas.

Legwand has now been scratched in back-to-back games. The 34-year-old signed with the Senators' as a free-agent last off-season. He has seven goals and 19 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 29 - 7:46 PM

David Legwand will be a healthy scratch for the Senators Wednesday against Toronto.

As some expected earlier today, Legwand will find himself a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Curtis Lazar will take his spot in the lineup. Legwand has seven goals and 12 assists in 45 games this year but now finds himself in head coach Dave Cameron's doghouse.
Jan 21 - 6:49 PM

David Legwand scored his third goal in his past five games Sunday.

The veteran forward has been hot of late with five points in his past six contests. The scoring surge has boosted him to 11 points in 27 appearances this campaign.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:03:00 AM

David Legwand played in his 1000th NHL game on Saturday.

The Senators lost to Tampa Bay 4-1 and Legwand scored Ottawa's only goal. The 34-year-old has scored 217 goals and 585 points in his career. He has eight points in 23 games in 2014-15.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 11:53:00 AM

David Legwand lit the lamp for the Senators on Saturday night in their 4-1 loss to the Lightning.

Legwand scored a power-play marker with 1:47 in the first period. Typically around 40-point scorer, Legwand has seen his offense slip this season, with just three goals and eight points in 23 games. Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris set up the goal.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Johan Larsson
6Tim Schaller
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Sam Reinhart
4Jamie McGinn
D1Zach Bogosian
2Cody Franson
3Rasmus Ristolainen
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Chad Johnson
2Linus Ullmark
3Robin Lehner