Player News - Sabres

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William Carrier has scored two of his four goals this season in the past three games.

He was involved in two reviewed goals for the Sabres on Tuesday night, but both markers counted in a 4-3 loss to Toronto. Carrier has six points in 30 games this season.
Jan 18 - 10:00 AM

Kyle Okposo halted a five-game goalless drought Tuesday night.

He took advantage of a turnover by Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen. Okposo leads the Sabres with 13 goals and 29 points in 43 games this season.
Jan 18 - 9:56 AM

Robin Lehner was pulled after allowing three goals on 16 shots in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Toronto.

Things looked good early on for Buffalo, as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period. Unfortunately for Lehner, the Leafs scored three goals in the second period, and the last one got him pulled from the game. The Sabres goalie pulled a tantrum on his team's bench after coach Dan Bylsma made the decision to go with Anders Nilsson. Lehner now owns a 10-12-5 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage.
Jan 17 - 10:40 PM

Evander Kane scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kane's goal at the 19:27 mark of the first period gave the Sabres a 2-0 lead, but they watched as Toronto scored four unanswered goals in the second and third periods. Kane has scored three goals in his last five games, and he's up to 12 goals and five assists in 33 games.
Jan 17 - 10:35 PM

Tyler Ennis won't suit up in Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Ennis made his return to the lineup on Monday after missing 30 games with a groin injury, and he managed to score 19 seconds into yesterday's game. The Sabres have said that he's being scratched for "precautionary reasons".
Jan 17 - 7:22 PM

According to coach Dan Bylsma, Josh Gorges (hip) will see a doctor in the next couple of days.

He is dealing with a hip injury and his status is expected to be updated after his examination. Gorges hasn't played since Jan. 5.
Jan 17 - 4:14 PM

Cody Franson is slated to play in his 500th NHL game Tuesday night.

It will also be his 100th contest with the Sabres. During the 2016-17 season, Franson has one goal and eight assists in 40 outings.
Jan 17 - 4:07 PM

Robin Lehner will be in goal for Buffalo again on Tuesday night.

He turned aside 31 of 32 shots in a 4-1 win against Dallas on Monday afternoon and will start versus Toronto in the second half of the Sabres' back-to-back set. Lehner has 10 wins along with a 2.48 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 28 games this season.
Jan 17 - 1:03 PM

Jake McCabe potted his first goal of the season in Monday's 4-1 win against Dallas.

He cashed in on a bad turnover by Stars captain Jamie Benn. The marker was McCabe's fifth career goal and his first since March 29, 2016. He has contributed nine points in 43 games this year.
Jan 17 - 10:07 AM

Sam Reinhart earned an assist and had three shots on goal during Monday's 4-1 win over Dallas.

Reinhart was reunited with Jack Eichel, who had two goals and 10 shots in the victory. "We've wanted to be moved back together," Reinhart said Monday. "We were excited yesterday in practice. We were excited this morning coming to the rink." The duo has seen some time together is recent games, but Reinhart was still mostly skating at center until Monday's match.
Jan 17 - 10:02 AM

Tyler Ennis scored a goal in his return to the fold on Monday night.

He found the back of the net just 19 seconds into the contest to help jump start the Sabres to a 4-1 victory over Dallas. Ennis finished with two shots and 12:52 of ice time after missing 30 contests with a groin injury.
Jan 17 - 9:54 AM

Jack Eichel scored two goals in Buffalo's 4-1 win over Dallas on Monday.

Those were Eichel's ninth and 10th markers in just 22 games this season. He also had 10 shots on net. Tyler Ennis and Jake McCabe scored Buffalo's other two goals. Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart each registered an assist for the Sabres.
Jan 16 - 3:53 PM

Robin Lehner saved 31 of 32 shots in a 4-1 victory over Dallas Monday afternoon.

Lehner returned to the Sabres' lineup after missing three games due to the flu. This was his second straight win, giving him a 10-12-5 record in 2016-17.
Jan 16 - 3:49 PM

Cal O'Reilly has been summoned by the Buffalo Sabres.

O'Reilly has eight goals and 34 points in 36 AHL games this season. Look for O'Reilly to serve on the Sabres' fourth line.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 16 - 11:22 AM

Robin Lehner (flu) will play between the pipes on Monday.

Lehner didn't participate in Buffalo's previous three games. He has a 2.53 GAA and .921 save percentage in 27 contests this season.
Jan 16 - 11:19 AM


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