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Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Activated from IR
Skinner (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Skinner, who missed the past five games, is projected to play on the top line and first power-play unit in his return to the lineup Tuesday versus Anaheim. He has compiled 17 goals, 33 points and 134 shots on net in 38 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Game-time call Saturday
Skinner (upper body) is expected to be a game-time decision Saturday against Tampa Bay, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Skinner has missed Buffalo's last four games after suffering an injury Jan. 9 versus Seattle. While he was initially deemed week-to-week, the 31-year-old winger appears to be on track to return ahead of schedule. Skinner has 17 goals and 33 points in 38 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Unavailable Saturday
Skinner (upper body) won't play Saturday against Tampa Bay, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.
Skinner, who is considered day-to-day, will miss his fifth straight contest. He has 17 goals and 33 points across 38 outings this campaign. Zach Benson is slated to play on the top line in Saturday's matchup versus Tampa Bay.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Considered day-to-day
Skinner is considered day-to-day with his upper-body issue, Bleacher Report's Joe Yerdon reports.
Skinner won't be available versus Chicago on Thursday, but it sounds like he'll likely be ready to return sooner rather than later. With Skinner still unavailable, Victor Olofsson is expected to slot into a middle-six role against the Blackhawks.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Shifts to IR
Skinner (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, per CapFriendly.
Skinner, who hasn't played since Jan. 9 against Seattle, is considered week-to-week. He has generated 17 goals, 33 points and 134 shots on net over 38 contests this campaign. Casey Mittelstadt has been occupying the left wing spot on the top line during Skinner's absence.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Out week-to-week
Skinner (upper body) will be out of action week-to-week, the Sabres announced Thursday.
Skinner suffered the injury versus Seattle on Tuesday. Skinner had been hot of late, scoring three times while adding five assists in his last five games. He could be replaced on the top line by John-Jason Peterka, who will get a boost in his fantasy value should he move up the depth chart.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Two-point effort in loss
Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Kraken.
He opened the scoring early in the first period, but Seattle quickly took control after that. The line of Skinner, Casey Mittelstadt and Alex Tuch accounted for all of Buffalo's offense on the night, but the Skinner has been productive lately no matter who he's been skating with. In eight games since returning from an upper-body injury, Skinner has five goals and 11 points.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Being evaluated for injury
Skinner is being evaluated for an upper-body injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports Wednesday.
Skinner has 17 goals and 33 points in 38 contests this season. He's been especially good recently, supplying three goals and eight points over his last five games. If Skinner misses playing time due to the injury, then John-Jason Peterka will likely be asked to play a bigger role.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Erupts for four points Thursday
Skinner scored a power-play goal and added three assists, one with the man advantage, in Thursday's 6-1 win over Montreal.
The 31-year-old had a career-best season in 2022-23 with 82 points in 79 games, but Skinner isn't showing much in the way of regression. Since returning from a three-game absence in December due to an upper-body injury, he's caught fire with four goals and nine points through six games, and he's on pace for his third straight 30-goal campaign. As long as Skinner skates on a line with Tage Thompson and is a key part of the Sabres' first power-play unit, there's little reason to think his production will start to slack.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Pots two tallies in return
Skinner scored two goals on five shots and added an assist in Thursday's 9-3 rout of the Maple Leafs.
Returning from a three-game absence due to an upper-body injury, the veteran winger immediately put together his most productive night of the season. The Sabres' top line of Skinner, Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch accounted for three goals and 10 points in total, and on the season Skinner has 14 goals and 25 points in 31 contests as he looks to reach the 30-goal plateau for the third straight campaign and the seventh time in his career.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Off injured reserve
Skinner (upper body) was taken off injured reserve Thursday, per the NHL media site, making him available for the evening's game against Toronto.
Skinner, who has 12 goals and 22 points in 30 appearances this season, missed the Sabres' last three games. He's likely to serve on the first line and top power-play unit in his return. Tyson Jost, who has played in Buffalo's last 15 contests, might be a healthy scratch Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Might return Thursday
Skinner (upper body) felt good while participating in Wednesday's practice, though he might come down to being a game-time decision Thursday versus Toronto, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550
Skinner, who has 12 goals and 22 points in 30 appearances this year, worked alongside Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch during Wednesday's skate, and they will likely be Skinner's linemates if he returns Thursday. Meanwhile, Tyson Jost might be a healthy scratch to make room for Skinner. The veteran forward has missed the Sabres' past three games.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Upgraded to day-to-day
Skinner (upper body) won't play against Columbus on Tuesday but is now considered day-to-day, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Skinner will be out of action for his third consecutive contest due to his lingering upper-body issue. In his last five outings, the veteran winger garnered two goals on 18 shots and two assists while averaging 16:52 of ice time. Zach Benson figures to remain in a top-six role while Skinner is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Added to IR
The Sabres placed Skinner (upper body) on injured reserve Thursday, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Skinner was injured during Wednesday's contest, so this move can be made retroactive to that date, which would make him eligible to return for next Thursday's game against Toronto at the earliest. He has 12 goals and 22 points in 30 outings this campaign. With Skinner unavailable, Buffalo recalled Brett Murray, who will likely dress Friday versus Vegas. Skinner's absence might also result in Zach Benson playing a bigger role.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Injured Wednesday
Skinner (upper body) won't finish Wednesday's game versus the Avalanche.
Skinner was hurt on a big hit from Nathan MacKinnon in the second period and tried to play through it initially. The Sabres have just 12 forwards on the roster, so they may need to make a move if Skinner is ruled out for Friday's game versus the Golden Knights.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Two points in Tuesday's loss
Skinner scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Both points came late in the game as Buffalo tried to rally from a 4-0 deficit, but Skinner's tally midway through the third period on an impressive individual effort was the Sabres' last gasp on offense. The performance snapped a brief three-game point drought for the veteran winger, and while Skinner isn't quite matching last season's pace, he still has 11 goals and 20 points through 26 contests to begin 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Lights lamp on man advantage
Skinner scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 3-2 home win against the Penguins.
Skinner sliced the lead of the Penguins to 2-1 at 5:13 of the third period on the man advantage. He also recorded a game-high eight shots on goal and a blocked shot in the contest. Skinner has two goals and an assist across his past three outings.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Nets power-play goal
Skinner scored a power-play goal in a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Sunday.
Skinner found the back of the net with the man advantage midway through the second period to put the Sabres up 2-1. He's up to eight tallies and 14 points in 18 contests this season. As solid as Skinner has been, this was just his second power-play point of the campaign, so there's room for improvement there -- perhaps Sunday's performance will be the start of that.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Two-point effort against Wild
Skinner scored a goal and added an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
After dipsy-doodling around Filip Gustavsson and tucking the puck home on a breakaway in the final minute of the second period, Skinner helped set up John-Jason Peterka early in the third for what proved to be the winning tally. Skinner has quickly proven that last season's career-best numbers were no fluke, and the 31-year-old winger has followed up that 82-point campaign with seven goals and 13 points in the first 14 games of 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
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