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Brian Gionta, # 12
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
77151833-922
 
News
Monday's contest against the Panthers will be the 1,000th game of Gionta's career.

It's quite the accomplishment for the 37-year-old, who's been criticized for being too small throughout his career. The Sabres captain is no longer the goal scorer he once was, but he has certainly been a consistent producer during his time in Buffalo, scoring at least 30 points in each of his past three seasons. The Sabres captain has been a staple in the top-nine, but is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. His fantasy value is minimal in standard formats, although he may be worth a streaming start if he plays alongside Jack Eichel. Gionta has 14 goals this season and his 10.4 shooting percentage is his highest mark in three years.

Josh Gorges, # 4
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
61145-250
 
Matt Moulson, # 26
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
77141731010
 
News
Moulson registered two assists -- one on the power play -- during Monday's win over Florida.

After scoring just eight goals and 21 points last year, Moulson has improved to 14 tallies and 17 assists this season. However, he's playing primarily in a fourth-line role and 18 of his points (11 goals) have come with the man advantage. There aren't many seasonal settings where he's a reliable asset, but Moulson is a potential low-priced flier in daily contests, considering he has two goals and nine points through his past 16 games.

Zach Bogosian, # 47
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
512810-1644
 
Tyler Ennis, # 63
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
464812-710
 
Marcus Foligno, # 82
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
77131023-371
 
News
Foligno scored a goal and logged 18:31 of ice time during Monday's win over Florida.

The 25-year-old winger has been bouncing up and down the depth chart for most of the season, so while he spent the majority of the night with Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart on Monday, he could find himself in a bottom-six role sooner than later. Foligno appears to have also plateaued offensively -- he's notched 20, 23 and 23 points over the past three seasons -- with his fantasy value stemming from his contributions in the PIM (71) and hits (266) columns this year. However, when he's projected to play with Eichel and Reinhart, Foligno is a potential value play in daily contests.

Ryan O'Reilly, # 90
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
67193352-110
 
Evander Kane, # 9
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
65261440-1699
 
Robin Lehner, # 40
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
5522-23-42.9222.63
 
News
Lehner saved 30 of 32 shots during Monday's win over the Panthers.

Despite posting a .941 save percentage, 2.11 GAA and allowing two goals or fewer in five of his past seven outings, Lehner has just four wins during that stretch. His .922 save percentage for the season is an impressive mark, but with just 22 wins and a 2.63 GAA, the 25-year-old netminder still isn't a go-to nightly starter. However, as the Sabres improve in front of him, Lehner's strong save percentage should be accompanied by better marks in the other categories. A breakout campaign is well within reach entering the 2017-18 season.

Anders Nilsson, # 31
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPW-L-OTSOSV%GAA
2510-10-21.9202.73
 
News
Nilsson made 26 stops on 28 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

A pair of goals within 3:01 of one another late in the first period were all the Jackets could put together against Nilsson, but his mates only solved opposing netminder Sergei Bobrovsky once. Like Buffalo's No. 1 goalie, Robin Lehner, Nilsson has a terrific save percentage this season (.920) accompanied by a subpar GAA (2.73) and a mediocre 10-10-4 record.

Zemgus Girgensons, # 28
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
706915-714
 
Jake McCabe, # 29
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7231720-726
 
Rasmus Ristolainen, # 55
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
7453944-944
 
Injuries
Suspension - Expected to be out until at least Apr 2 (Updated - 3/23/17)
Brady Austin, # 67
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
500004
 
Justin Bailey, # 56
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
3222404
 
Sam Reinhart, # 23
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
74172946-88
 
News
Reinhart violated a team policy and head coach Dan Bylsma said the player was benched for the entirety of Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

Reinhart was on the bench for the entire game and never hopped over the boards. Ouch. It's uncertain exactly what Reinhart did to get into the doghouse. Even when he is on the ice he isn't a great fantasy option, though he is one of the league's top young players with a bright future.

Jack Eichel, # 15
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
56233255-916
 
News
Eichel collected two assists -- one on the power play -- and two shots during Monday's win over Florida.

The sophomore has hit the scoresheet in 21 of the past 24 games for 11 goals, 32 points and 96 shots. He's producing at a high-end level and has been a difference maker in all fantasy formats down the stretch. Considering Eichel's pedigree, it isn't out of the question to expect similar hot stretches to become the norm as he enters his offensive prime. Don't forget, Eichel is still just 20 years old.

Evan Rodrigues, # 71
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
25426-52
 
News
Rodrigues was the only Sabre to solve Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky on Tuesday, scoring the team's only goal on a second-period power play in a 3-1 defeat.

The 23-year-old winger ended an eight-game streak without a point, but he still has just two points (both goals) in his last 15 contests. Rodrigues put together a huge year for Boston University as a senior in 2014-15, but that came alongside Jack Eichel; he doesn't get to play with Eichel in Buffalo, and his AHL track record is underwhelming.

Hudson Fasching, # 52
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
10011-12
 
Casey Nelson, # 34
YEAR-TO-DATE STATS
GPGAPTS+/-PIM
11000-34