Moulson will skate on the top line Friday against Detroit. Even though Moulson has played fourth-line minutes for the past three games, he gets another opportunity to prove his worth with injuries to key players. He'll skate alongside Evander Kane and Ryan O'Reilly an in effort to jumpstart his offense, which has come far too infrequently after signing a five-year, $25 million contract with the Sabres in 2014. He has just four goals in 46 games this season so don't hold your breath.
Moulson skated on the fourth line at practice Monday, reports Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald. After speculation that he may sit as a healthy scratch, Moulson didn't miss Saturday's game against Boston, though he did skate on the fourth line and continues to do so. The struggling sniper hasn't been a scoring threat for more than a year, and his latest demotion signals a clear decline in his game. He's getting buried with Buffalo's revamped top-six.
Moulson missed practice Sunday due to an illness. Moulson was considered a candidate to be a healthy scratch for the Sabres on Saturday, but that ultimately didn't come to fruition. His status for Monday is a bit unclear following the news, but morning skate should provide a better picture.
Moulson may serve as a healthy scratch Saturday against Boston, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. This probably isn't surprising to those who have been tracking Moulson for awhile, who has just four goals in 34 games this year and 13 goals in 77 games last year. He was expected to be the team's top-line left winger but has been sinking on the depth chart for quite some time. Head coach Dan Bylsma is certainly sending a message although he hasn't confirmed the move yet. It also looks like Jamie McGinn has solidified his position on the team's top-six.
Moulson was moved to the fourth line for much of Tuesday's game against Detroit, reports The Buffalo News. Despite scoring an assist in three straight games, Moulson has gone 13 games without a goal and has just four goals in 25 games overall this season. He played just 1:51 in the third period Tuesday as his play continues to trend downward. Signed to a $25 million contract by Buffalo in 2014, Moulson has scored just 17 goals since then. Fantasy owners can feel free to drop him until he picks it up, but that seems very unlikely. It's clear that Moulson's 30-goal seasons were a byproduct of John Tavares' elite abilities.
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