Player News - Sabres

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Robin Lehner's save in overtime off an Alex Galchenyuk shot made it possible for the Sabres to defeat the Canadiens Saturday night.

If you haven't seen this glove stop, you're missing something. Lehner dove, avoided Evander Kane who was in the crease, and prevented Galchenyuk from scoring into what was seemingly an open net. Here is a link to the stop.
Jan 22 - 9:55 AM

Jake McCabe did not play Saturday night against the Canadiens.

He sustained a shoulder injury in Friday's game against the Red Wings and did not travel with his teammates to Montreal. Consider McCabe day-to-day for now.
Jan 22 - 9:46 AM

Robin Lehner blocked 36 shots and allowed two goals as the Sabres defeated the Canadiens 3-2 Saturday night.

Lehner recorded a save percentage of .947 in Saturday’s win and that was the ninth time in the past 11 games that he cracked the .900 mark. In those games, he has faced an average of 33.5 goals per game and that has allowed him to accumulate fantasy points. He also has earned a GAA of 3.00 or greater in six of those contests, which compares unfavorably to his season total of 2.54.
Jan 21 - 11:50 PM

Zach Bogosian scored at the 1:48 mark of overtime to give the Sabres a 3-2 win over the Canadiens Saturday night.

This was Bogosian’s first goal of the season and only his fourth point. He was joined fellow defenseman Cody Franson for two of the three Sabre goals. While Bogosian’s score was unexpected, it came with an assist from Evander Kane and Ryan O’Reilly, each of whom had two during the night.
Jan 21 - 9:56 PM

Nicolas Deslauriers will be scratched against Montreal on Saturday.

The youngster has posted 11 PIMs and 66 hits though is still searching for his first points of the season through 22 games thus far.
Jan 21 - 5:55 PM

Robin Lehner will face Montreal on Saturday.

Lehner has quietly put together a quality season for the Sabres thus far. He owns a 10-12-5 record with a 2.54 GAA and a .920 save percentage. He's a bit worse for wear on the road however, posting a 5-5-3 record with a .916 SV% and 36 goals against in 15 games.
Jan 21 - 4:59 PM

The Buffalo Sabres recalled Casey Nelson from the AHL on Saturday.

Nelson got the promotion because Jake McCabe was hurt in Friday's win over the Red Wings. Nelson has no points and a minus-4 rating in eight games in 2016-17.
Jan 21 - 12:16 PM

Rasmus Ristolainen played 35:24 in Friday's OT win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Ristolainen was forced to play those extra minutes because Jake McCabe was injured early in the first period. "He's so poised, makes good hard plays," teammate Justin Falk said of Ristolainen. "He knows when to be simple and when to make the pass as well." Ristolainen finished the game with one assist, a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal, three hits and six blocked shots. We'll see what he has left in the tank for Saturday's game at Montreal.
Jan 21 - 12:12 PM

Jake McCabe suffered a shoulder injury in Friday night's win over the Detroit Red Wings.

McCabe played just 56 seconds before exiting and not returning. The injury forced Rasmus Ristolainen to play a career-high 35 minutes in the win. McCabe is considered day-to-day at this point.
Jan 21 - 12:08 PM

Kyle Okposo scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Okposo picked up the loose puck in front after Ryan O'Reilly threw the puck on net and buried it behind Mrazek. The goal was his 14th of the year and he has a point in his last three games. After landing a huge contract in the summer, he is turning in a nice season in Buffalo. He is now sitting at 30 points in 44 games.
Jan 20 - 10:31 PM

Anders Nilsson allowed two goals on 34 shots in a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

Nilsson has an impressive 6-1-1 home record and a .939 even-strength save percentage. He has started five of the last six games for the Sabres, winning two of those games. The Sabres are going back and forth with both Lehner and Nilsson so it's a bit of a murky goaltending situation in Buffalo. Nilsson has a 8-6-4 record with a 2.52 goals against average and a .925 save percentage.
Jan 20 - 10:13 PM

Nicolas Deslauriers will be scratched against the Red Wings on Friday.

Through 22 games so far this season he has posted no points with 11 PIMs and 66 hits, while seeing an average of 7:52 which is well below his career average.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Jan 20 - 6:22 PM

Tyler Ennis will play on Friday night against Detroit.

Ennis missed Tuesday's match against Toronto. He has two goals and three points in just 13 games this season while seeing just 13:40 of action per game.
Jan 20 - 6:07 PM

Linus Ullmark has been sent to the minors.

Anders Nilsson is ready to return from his illness. Ullmark has a 3.02 GAA and .908 save percentage in 29 AHL contests in 2016-17. He hasn't played with the Sabres this season.
Jan 20 - 6:02 PM

Anders Nilsson is over his illness and will get the start on Friday.

Nilsson will attempt to end his personal three-game losing streak. He has a 2.56 GAA and .924 save percentage in 17 contests this season.
Jan 20 - 11:45 AM

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