Girgensons (upper body) will return to the lineup Wednesday against Nashville. The Sabres lost all four games without Girgensons in the lineup, although the opponents in those four games were St. Louis and Dallas. Although he has just three points in 17 games this season, he's an effective two-way player. He will slot into the lineup back in his usual third-line center role behind Ryan O'Reilly and Jack Eichel.
Girgensons (upper body) "might be able to play" against Nashville on Wednesday, reports the Olean Times Herald. Girgensons was placed on the injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 14 when he suffered the injury against San Jose, and having already sat out for a week is eligible to play as soon as he's ready. He's a game-day decision against Nashville. Despite just scoring three points in 17 games this season, he's one of Buffalo's best two-way players. His return should take some pressure off Ryan O'Reilly.
Girgensons (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve by the Sabres on Monday, Joe Yerdon of NHL.com reports. Girgensons hasn't played a game since Nov. 14, so he would be available to play when healthy assuming the Sabres backdate the injury. His placement on injured reserve effectively rules him out for Monday's contest, making his next chance to return Wednesday against the Canucks, though that seems like a stretch as well at this point.
Girgensons (undisclosed) will not travel with the team for their two-game road trip. The Sabres were perfect 2-0 on their previous two-game road trip and have played well despite consecutive losses to the Sharks and Stars, but losing one of their best two-way centers will hurt them. Girgensons already missed Tuesday's game and will miss Thursday's game in St. Louis and Saturday's game in Dallas. He seemed to have suffered his injury last week, but so far there has been no indication that he will be out for an extended period of time.
Girgensons (undisclosed) wasn't present at morning skate, and likely won't play Tuesday against the Stars, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Girgensons has now missed back-to-back practices after taking a hard hit from San Jose's Tommy Wingels in Saturday's contest, and likely won't play in Tuesday's tilt against the Stars as a result. Although he hasn't officially been ruled out of the game, fantasy owners shouldn't count on Girgensons suiting up for Tuesday night's matchup with Dallas.
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