Player News - Sabres

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Rasmus Ristolainen potted a goal in Monday's 4-1 win over Arizona.

He scored into an empty net to give him goals in three consecutive contests. He also added an assist in Saturday's game versus Colorado. The 20-year-old defenseman has 17 points in 73 games this season.
Mar 31 - 10:45 AM

Andrej Meszaros collected two goals for the second straight game in Monday's 4-1 win over Arizona.

Meszaros simply blasted two pucks past Mike Smith in the second period, the first on the power play. He also contributed three hits and two blocks during his 20:53 of work. Meszaros now has seven goals and 13 points this season.
Mar 31 - 3:21 AM

Brian Gionta collected a short-handed goal and an assist, both into empty nets, to finish off Monday's 4-1 victory over Arizona.

Gionta has now recorded two points in three of his last four games, with four goals and six points during that time. The Sabres Captain now owns 11 goals and 28 points this season, his worst season total in which he's played at least 60 games since 2006-07.
Mar 31 - 3:18 AM

Nikita Zadorov will take Tyson Strachan’s spot on the blue line for Monday’s contest with the Coyotes.

Zadorov will get another chance to make a lasting impression for Buffalo as the season nears an end. Zadorov was a healthy scratch Saturday versus Colorado but will tag in for Strachan Monday night. In 53 games this season, the 19-year-old Russian has registered three goals and 14 points with 47 penalty minutes and 47 shots on goal.
Mar 30 - 5:13 PM

Anders Lindback will start between the pipes Monday night versus the Coyotes.

Monday’s game between the Coyotes and Sabres is a huge game in the standings as both teams are fighting for the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. With that said, Lindback will start make his 17th start of the 2014-2015 season. He has a 3-13-2 record this year with a 3.25 goals-against-average and .901 save percentage and has never faced the Coyotes in his career. Safe to say, leave him on the waiver wire and start a different goalie.
Mar 30 - 5:12 PM

Tyler Ennis will miss Monday's game with an upper-body injury.

Coach Ted Nolan is hoping to get Ennis back on Wednesday. He leads the Sabres in scoring with 19 goals and 42 points in 72 games this season.
Mar 30 - 3:51 PM

Matt Hackett won't be available on Monday because of recurring soreness and swelling.

Coach Ted Nolan is hoping that Hackett will be ready to return on Wednesday.
Mar 30 - 3:47 PM

Andrey Makarov has been summoned from the minors.

Matt Hackett did not attend the morning skate, which explains Makarov's recall. If Hackett is unable to dress on Monday night then Makarov will serve as Anders Lindback's understudy.
Mar 30 - 2:23 PM

Cody Hodgson had a team-leading six shots while skating on the fourth line on Saturday.

"Schaller and Ellis are a little bit more defensively oriented guys, and Cody could just kind of concentrate on offense, which he did," coach Ted Nolan said. "I thought that was one of his better offensive attacks all season." Hodgson posted a plus-1 rating in the match, but he hasn't picked up a point in his last six games and he has one goal in his past 12 outings. He has generated just 12 points in 71 games this season.
Mar 30 - 10:43 AM

Tyler Ennis (upper body) is unlikely to be available for Monday's game against Arizona.

However, he was able to participate in a light skate Sunday with some of his teammates while most of the group had a video session. He didn't attempt any shots, though. Ennis missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury after he was hurt last Thursday.
Mar 30 - 10:17 AM

The Buffalo Sabres outshot the Colorado Avalanche 38-22 during Saturday's loss.

The Sabres are 0-4-1 in their last five games but the 38 shots on goal were actually a season-high for Buffalo. It is just the seventh time in 75 games this season that they have managed to outshoot their opponent. Andrej Meszaros had four shots in the game and scored two goals.
Mar 29 - 12:25 PM

Andrej Meszaros potted two goals in the Sabres’ 5-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Don’t expect this too often. In fact, the defenseman has only five goals on the year, with his last one coming Feb. 28. He has 11 points. Rasmus Ristolainen had a goal and an assist, to give him points in back-to-back games.
Mar 28 - 11:50 PM

Anders Lindback was pulled after the first period after giving up two goals in the Sabres’ 5-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Lindback faced 12 shots before hitting the showers. He has a 3.25 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. Matt Hackett was worse in relief, giving up three goals on 10 shots. He has an ugly 4.32 GAA and .884 SV%.
Mar 28 - 11:50 PM

Brian Gionta will replace Tyler Ennis on the Buffalo Sabres' top line Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche.

Ennis is out with a shoulder injury. Gionta will replace Ennis at right wing on the Sabres' first line alongside left wing Matt Moulson and center Johan Larsson. "His enthusiastic approach to the game the way he plays and competes should make all the young kids who get opportunities play even harder because of that," Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said of Gionta, 36, who has 10 goals and 16 assists. "I've been very impressed with Brian's overall approach." Gionta has three goals and one assist in a two-game streak.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

Look for Nikita Zadorov to sit in the press box once again Saturday.

He will not dress for Saturday night's contest against Colorado as coach Ted Nolan is not happy with his worth ethic. Buffalo coach Ted Nolan had the following to say about Zadorov: "When you're going for certain things and your expectations have to be a certain level and if you don't do it, you're not going to get better, I don't care who you are. You look at Tyler Ennis and why he gets better, because he works at it. Nikita has to work on his game, he can’t just hope and rely on talent." Yikes. Looks as if Zadorov still has a lot of growing up to do before he will be fantasy worthy.
Source: WGR550.com
Mar 28 - 10:35 AM


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