Player News - Sabres

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Robin Lehner will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Lehner is making his third straight start. He has a 2.65 GAA and .921 save percentage in 53 contests this season.
Mar 25 - 1:39 PM

Justin Falk (calf) is ready to return on Saturday.

Falk has missed the Sabres' last four games. He has seven assists in 46 games this season.
Mar 25 - 1:38 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will use five forwards on their first power play unit.

During Friday's practice, the Sabres' top power play unit was made up of Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly, Evander Kane, Sam Reinhart and Kyle Okposo. It could make the unit pretty dynamic, but it may also leave them vulnerable when it comes to shorthanded counter attacks. The Sabres can experiment with their lineup because they're all but eliminated from post-season contention.
Mar 25 - 11:53 AM

William Carrier is expected to be in the lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Maple Leafs.

Carrier has missed 24 games because of a knee injury, but it sounds like he'll be good to go. He has four goals and two assists in 35 games this season. He shouldn't pop up on your fantasy radar.
Mar 25 - 11:50 AM

Kyle Okposo is expected to be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Okposo hasn't suited up since Mar. 2 due to a rib injury. He has 19 goals and 43 points in 63 games this season. Okposo is also going to be put on the power play right away, so he could have some decent value in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 25 - 11:48 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) will be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto.

Kulikov has been forced to sit out each of his team's last nine games. He has one goal and one assist in 39 games this season. Kulikov averages 21:31 of ice time in 2016-17.
Mar 25 - 11:44 AM

The Buffalo Sabres have summoned Brady Austin.

Austin was only sent down on Wednesday after making his NHL debut on Monday. He has two goals and nine points in 62 AHL contests.
Mar 25 - 11:28 AM

Kyle Okposo (ribs) may be ready to return as soon as Saturday against Toronto.

"We missed a ton with Kyle not in our lineup," coach Dan Bylsma said. "At the time when he was injured he was the leading point-getter on our team. He's a presence offensively for our team on the ice but I think even more just the leadership that he's shown is what we've missed." Okposo was back on the ice for Thursday's practice and he is nearing a return to the lineup.
Mar 24 - 8:43 AM

William Carrier (knee) is a possibility to return Saturday night.

He has been absent for the last 24 games because of a knee injury, but now he is healthy and pain free. Carrier was back on the ice for Thursday's practice.
Mar 24 - 8:39 AM

Justin Falk (calf) might be available to return Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Coach Bylsma said on Thursday "there's a possibility of maybe one of those guys," Taylor Fedun or Falk "coming back to practice by tomorrow or Saturday and we'll see for the weekend." The Sabres defense could be getting healthier.
Mar 24 - 8:31 AM

Rasmus Ristolainen has been suspended three games for his interference on Jake Guentzel that led to a concussion.

Ristolainen will be eligible to return to the lineup on Sunday, April 2nd. Check out the video below for the Department's explanation.
Mar 23 - 4:22 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) took in a practice with the Sabres on Thursday.

Kulikov has been out since March 4th with the injury. This is a positive sign that he may be nearing a return to action. In 39 games this season he has two points with 24 PIMs, 52 hits and 60 blocks.
Mar 23 - 1:20 PM

Kyle Okposo (ribs) took to practice with Buffalo on Thursday.

This is a positive sign that he's recovering well from the injury. Coach Dan Bylsma noted that he may be able to return to action some time next week.
Mar 23 - 1:18 PM

William Carrier (knee) practiced with the team on Thursday morning.

This is a positive sign for the youngster, who has been out since Feb. 2nd with the injury. Coach Dan Bylsma noted that Carrier may be able to return to action some time next week.
Mar 23 - 1:16 PM

Brady Austin has been sent back to Rochester of the AHL.

He made his NHL debut on Monday against Detroit and suited up in Tuesday's game versus Pittsburgh as well. Austin had four shots and a minus-1 rating during those two appearances.
Mar 22 - 6:19 PM


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