Scandella (upper body) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's road game against the Capitals, per the NHL's official media site. Scandella has only managed five points through 23 games this season, as hyped rookie Rasmus Dahlin has cut into his production and stands as a big reason why the Quebec native's ice time has dropped from 23:19 last year to 18:43 through 23 games of the 2018-19 campaign.
Scandella (upper body) will be reevaluated Saturday and seems like a good bet to rejoin the lineup against the Capitals that same day, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Scandella has missed eight consecutive contests due to his upper-body issue. Fortunately, it appears as though his return is imminent. An update on his status will likely surface following his evaluation Saturday.
Scandella (upper body) could be in the lineup for Saturday's game with Washington. Scandella has missed the past seven games with his upper-body injury. A lock on the penalty kill, the Sabres went from an 81.5 percent to a 78.3 percent penalty kill in his absence. Buffalo also has a game this Sunday versus the Bruins, so Scandella's return might be held off until then.
Scandella (upper body) is progressing well and has taken the ice recently, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports. Scandella has been sidelined since Nov. 24 due to an upper-body injury. While he's making some progress on that front, there's still no clear-cut timetable for his return. The blueliner's next step in the recovery process would be a return to practice before his activation from injured reserve would be in consideration.
Scandella's injury has been clarified as the upper-body variety and he is listed as day-to-day on the team's injury report. Scandella has been sidelined since Nov. 24 against the Red Wings due to the injury. Fortunately, his day-to-day designation suggests a return may not be too far down the road. Look for Scandella's activation from injured reserve to precede his return to the lineup.
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