Player News - Sabres

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The Buffalo Sabres will be without any healthy scratches tonight against the New York Rangers.

Instead, the Sabres have four players sidelined due to injury. They are Victor Antipin (illness), Jacob Josefson (lower body), Zach Bogosian (lower body) and Nathan Beaulieu (illness).
Jan 18 - 7:17 PM

Robin Lehner is expected to start for Buffalo Thursday night.

The Sabres are coming off their bye week and Lehner didn't play in their final game prior to it, so this will be his first appearance since Jan. 9. He has a 9-16-6 record, 2.94 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 33 games this season.
Jan 18 - 12:22 PM

Victor Antipin feels ready to return to the lineup.

Antipin has been out of the lineup for the last 10 games. He missed time due to an illness, which he has recovered from. "I'm feeling better," Antipin said after practice on Wednesday. "It was really bad. I lost 10 pounds. I had to eat, eat, eat to get it back. I have a good appetite now."
Jan 17 - 5:57 PM

Buffalo has brought up Casey Nelson from Rochester.

Nelson joined the Sabres for practice on Wednesday because Nathan Beaulieu is out with an illness. He has posted 11 points and a plus-11 rating in 37 games with the Americans this season.
Jan 17 - 10:58 AM

Nathan Beaulieu is dealing with an illness.

Beaulieu is considered day-to-day. He didn't take part in Wednesday's practice as a result and the Sabres brought up Casey Nelson to take his place.
Jan 17 - 10:55 AM

Buffalo has struggled to score goals again this season.

The Sabres have registered an NHL-low 99 goals this year and are on pace to score 184. Over the last five seasons, Buffalo's 800 goals are 62 fewer than any other NHL team. The team also ranks last overall in 5-on-5 goals (518) during that span. It doesn't help that Buffalo has permitted 3.41 goals against per contest, which is fewer than just three other clubs.
Jan 15 - 10:11 AM

Linus Ullmark will report to AHL Rochester.

Ullmark was summoned on Monday and got his first NHL start on the season on Thursday. He made the most of that opportunity by turning aside 44 of 45 shots in a 3-1 win over Columbus. The Sabres have begun their bye week so there isn't much point in keeping Ullmark on the roster in the short-term, but he might be recalled after Buffalo's break is over.
Jan 12 - 1:37 PM

Brendan Guhle has been sent to AHL Rochester.

Guhle has a bye week while Rochester is set to play in four contests over that span. So Guhle will get in some extra work and then he might be summoned back to Buffalo before the Sabres' next game.
Jan 12 - 1:35 PM

Kyle Okposo notched a goal and an assist in a 3-1 win over Columbus on Thursday night.

Okposo had the game winner and he assisted on a goal by Ben Pouliot to give him five points in the last two contests. He has recorded seven goals and 24 points in 42 matches this season.
Jan 12 - 8:54 AM

Brendan Guhle earned his first NHL point, with an assist, in Thursday's 3-1 win over Columbus.

Guhle had two shots and a plus-2 rating in 16:10 of ice time in his second appearance with the Sabres since he was called up earlier this week.
Jan 12 - 8:51 AM

Linus Ullmark turned aside 44 of 45 shots in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Ullmark kept the Jackets off the board for most of the game, but Columbus' Artemi Panarin picked up a power play goal with under seven minutes remaining. The Sabres netminder looked solid in his first game of the season. With the team now on their bye week, Ullmark will likely head back to the minors to get some more action. Even though he had a solid outing tonight, he won't carry much fantasy value going forward. Tonight's victory put an end to Buffalo's five-game losing streak.
Jan 11 - 10:14 PM

Jack Eichel scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The victory finally put an end to Buffalo's five-game losing skid. Eichel helped set up Benoit Pouliot's goal in the first period before adding an empty-netter with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game. The Sabres forward finished the game with a plus-3 rating and two shots on goal in 19:37 of ice time. Eichel is now riding a three-game point streak. He has six points during that stretch and is up to 18 goals and 41 points in 44 games this season.
Jan 11 - 10:08 PM

Chad Johnson will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Sabres will give Linus Ullmark the start and they'll use Robin Lehner as his backup netminder. Johnson is coming off his 10th consecutive loss on Tuesday night. He has a 1-8-3 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .881 save percentage this season. Josh Gorges is also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Jan 11 - 6:44 PM

Alexander Nylander will report to AHL Rochester.

Nylander had been loaned to Sweden for the duration of the 2018 World Juniors. He had a goal and seven points in seven games to help Sweden win the silver medal. He has two goals and six points in 15 AHL games this season.
Jan 11 - 4:00 PM

Zach Bogosian (lower body) is expected to be sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks.

Bogosian was hurt while battling for the puck with Evander Kane during Wednesday's practice. Though it's classified as a lower-body injury, it wouldn't be surprising if Bogosian's specific injury is to his left leg given that he couldn't put any weight on it while being helped off the ice. "It's a tough blow for him," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "He's been fighting through injuries this year and it's difficult. It's how the business goes, it's how the game goes. It's unfortunate, but it's giving other players an opportunity." Bogosian has an assist in 18 games in 2017-18.
Jan 11 - 2:40 PM


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