Jankowski was waived by the Sabres on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. Jankowski has frequently served as a healthy scratch lately. He hasn't played since Feb. 25 and has managed just five points in 19 games this season.
Jankowski exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550. Jankowski has made four NHL appearances this season and has produced one assist while averaging 12:50 of ice time. The 27-year-old hasn't averaged that much ice time since his 2018-19 season with Calgary. He will look to reprise his 82-game pace of 21 points starting with San Jose on Thursday.
Jankowski entered the COVID-19 protocols Sunday, according to Chris Ryndak of the Sabres' official site. Jankowski was not the only Sabres personnel that entered the COVID-19 protocols Sunday, as forward Dylan Cozens and head coach Don Granato were also added to the list. Jankowski only has one assist across four appearances this season, though, so his absence shouldn't affect many fantasy rosters.
Jankowski recorded an assist in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild. Jankowski's first point as a Sabre came on a Mark Pysyk tally in the third period. This was Jankowski's third appearance with the Sabres this season, and he's played in a fourth-line role when in the lineup. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect a repeat of his 32-point effort from 79 games with the Flames in 2018-19.
The Sabres converted Jankowski's AHL contract to a one-year, $750,000 NHL deal Sunday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Jankowski, who's been playing with AHL Rochester this season, will join the Sabres. He's yet to log any NHL action in 2021 after playing 45 games and recording 11 points for the Penguins a year ago.
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