Player News - Sabres

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Tyler Ennis recorded a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona.

Unfortunately, he was forced to leave the game with an upper-body injury and he didn't play at all in the third period. Ennis will be re-evaluated on Friday to determine his status.
Mar 27 - 9:06 AM

Mike Weber was heartbroken after Thursday's overtime loss to Arizona because of the hometown crowd was cheering against them.

"It's tough to get momentum when your fans are rooting against you," Weber said. "That's the unfortunate part. I've never seen that before. I've always spoken extremely high of our fans. I don't even know if disappointed is the word. They scored that first one, our fans are cheering. Delayed penalty, they cheer. They cheer when they score to win the game. I don't know. I don't even know what to say." Buffalo is last in the league and Arizona is 29th. The team that finishes 30th has a 100 percent chance to draft either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, so tanking has become a popular topic of conversation in both cities.
Mar 27 - 9:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta (knee) was activated from injured reserve on Thursday.

It was thought that he would be able to return after being sidelined since Feb. 10. Kaleta had one hit and a minus-1 rating in just 6:41 of ice time.
Mar 27 - 2:13 AM

Zach Bogosian (lower body) returned to action on Thursday.

He logged a team-high 29:10 of ice time and he registered six shots on goal. Bogosian also finished with a minus-2 rating in Buffalo's 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona after missing six games.
Mar 27 - 2:13 AM

Matt Hackett played valiantly on Thursday night, making 38 saves on 42 shots, but it was not enough as the Sabres fell in overtime.

Hackett falls to 0-3-1 on the season with a .897 save percentage and 4.25 goals against average. He's played better than his stats would suggest.
Mar 27 - 12:55 AM

Brian Gionta's goal and assist were not enough to help the Sabres get past fellow basement-dweller Arizona on Thursday night.

The Sabres lost 4-3 in overtime to their main rival for the draft lottery crown. Gionta has been playing well lately with seven points in his past six games.
Mar 27 - 12:52 AM

Tyson Strachan is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Strachan has no goals and five points and a minus-25 rating in 39 games this season. Chad Johnson and Jerry D'Amgio will miss the game due to injury.
Mar 26 - 7:10 PM

Matt Hackett will indeed start against Arizona on Thursday night.

He owns an .893 save percentage and a 4.34 goals-against average in three losses this season. Buffalo and Arizona play again on Monday and the outcomes of those games could play a large role in which team finishes last overall in the league's overall standings.
Mar 26 - 11:01 AM

Patrick Kaleta (knee) appears to be ready to return Thursday night when the Sabres host Arizona.

He's still listed on injured reserve for the moment, but spoke like he's coming back on Wednesday. Kaleta had major ACL surgery last year and had another procedure last month to remove bone chips on his knee.
Mar 26 - 10:49 AM

Look for Matt Hackett to start against Arizona on Thursday.

Hackett has a 4.34 GAA and .893 save percentage in three contests this season. He'll be facing one of the worst teams offensively in the league, so at least he has that going for him.
Mar 24 - 5:18 PM

Zach Bogosian (lower body) might be back on Thursday.

Bogosian has missed six straight games due to the injury. He has three goals and 17 points in 53 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 24 - 5:16 PM

Patrick Kaleta (knee) is a possibility for Thursday's game.

Kaleta last played on Feb. 10. He has no goals and three assists in 33 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 24 - 5:14 PM

Tyler Ennis posted an assist and five shots in Monday's 4-3 loss to Dallas.

A frustrated Ennis slammed his stick on the ice a couple of times before heading to the dressing room after the Sabres had three leads in the match. "I thought we had it and we deserved it," said Ennis. "We get a little scrambly and that's how fast you can lose it. You have to play tight for 60 minutes." He was absent from the morning skate because of an illness, but was ready to go for the match.
Mar 24 - 8:40 AM

Matt Moulson recorded a power play assist and a goal during Monday's 4-3 loss to the Stars.

The way Moulson scored his points may never be duplicated. Moulson's power play assist came after he accidentally used teammate Brian Gionta as a wall to bank a shot off of. Tyler Ennis would later see his shot off the cross-bar fall straight down and sit on the goal line for Moulson to tap it. Moulson now has 12 goals and 37 points, with 12 points coming with the man advantage this season.
Mar 24 - 1:58 AM

Brian Gionta scored twice, including once on the power play on Monday night, though the Sabres still fell to the Stars 4-3.

First off a rebound to open the night's scoring, and then later when he became the rebound for a fortuitous tally. Gionta now has five points over his last five games, but has just nine goals and 24 points through 60 games this season. Believe it or not, Gionta scored both of his goals from atop the crease.
Mar 24 - 1:53 AM

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