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Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Two-goal night not enough
Girgensons scored both of Buffalo's goals in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Jets.
Girgensons gave the Sabres one-goal leads in the first and second periods, but neither lead would last. With 10 goals in 42 appearances this season, the Latvian winger has reached double digits for the third time in his eight-year career.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Good to go
According to coach Don Granato, Girgensons (undisclosed) is "ready to go," indicating the 28-year-old forward will be activated off injured reserve and return to action Thursday versus Edmonton.
Girgensons hasn't played since Jan. 25 versus Ottawa, so he may have some rust to shake off early on against the Oilers. Look for Girgensons, who's picked up 12 points through 34 games this season, to slot into a bottom-six role versus Edmonton.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Remains out Thursday
Girgensons (undisclosed) will not return until next Thursday's game against Edmonton at the earliest, John Vogl of The Athletic reports Thursday.
Girgensons will miss the next two games at a minimum. Coach Don Granato stated he doesn't want the 28-year-old returning to an unconventional ice surface for Sunday's outdoor game against Toronto. Girgensons has tallied 12 points over 34 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Might be available Thursday
Girgensons (undisclosed) could be an option to face the Golden Knights on Thursday. Coach Don Granto told reporters Wednesday, "There's a lot of guys really close, as close as tomorrow's lineup. If not tomorrow, then pretty darn close," John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Girgensons has played in just one game since mid-January, missing the last 16 contests while on injured reserve. Even once cleared to play, the natural center is unlikely to see more than bottom-six action, which makes him a mid-range fantasy target at best.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Practices in full dress Saturday
Girgensons (undisclosed) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports Sunday.
Girgensons has missed the last 14 games -- 15 including Sunday -- while dealing with an undisclosed injury. The 28-year-old has averaged 15:15 of ice time -- 1:36 during the power play -- and tallied 12 points over 34 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Injury status week-to-week
Girgensons (undisclosed) is now listed as week-to-week.
Girgensons has missed 11 of the last 15 games with multiple injuries, though it's unclear if they're related to one another. Nonetheless, the 28-year-old will miss at least one more game (Thursday vs. Columbus) and set his sights on returning next week, when the Sabres play five times in eight days.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Lands on IR
Girgensons (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Girgensons was already ruled out through the All-Star break, so this move doesn't change anything about his return timeline. An update on his status will likely be available around that time.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Out through All-Star break
Girgensons will be out until after the All-Star break as he recovers from an undisclosed injury, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
It's unclear whether this is a new injury or the same upper-body issue which kept Girgensons out of five games this month. The forward has managed seven goals and five assists through 34 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Playing against Sens
Girgensons (upper body), as expected, will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's clash with Ottawa, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Girgensons hasn't reached the 20-point mark since the 2014-15 campaign but with 12 points in 33 games to start the year finds himself on pace to get back over that threshold this season. Still, the Latvian shouldn't be expected to push for more than a bottom-six role, which will limit him to a low-range fantasy target.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Expected to play Tuesday
Girgensons (upper body) is expected to return to play Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports Friday.
Girgensons has been absent from the last four games while recovering from an upper-body injury. The only other games he has missed this season were the three from Dec. 29 to Jan. 1 while he was in the COVID-19 protocols. The 28-year-old has averaged 14:30 of ice time -- 1:28 during the power play -- and recorded three goals over his last 10 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Moved to IR
Girgensons (upper body) was shifted to injured reserve Monday.
Girgensons sat out Saturday's game against the Red Wings and will miss at least a few more games as a result of his placement on IR.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Ruled out for Monday
Girgensons (upper body) will not play in Monday's contest against Detroit, per Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald on Sunday.
Girgensons will remain sidelined for the Sabres' second-consecutive contest against Detroit. The 28-year-old has averaged 15:22 of ice time -- 1:36 during the power play -- and has recorded 12 points over 33 appearances this season. He is questionable for Tuesday's game against Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Sidelined with undisclosed issue
Girgensons (undisclosed) won't play Saturday versus Detroit.
With Girgensons on the shelf, look for Cody Eakin to draw into the lineup against the Red Wings. The Sabres have yet to release an expected timetable for Girgensons' return.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Clears COVID-19 protocols
Girgensons exited the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Girgensons has logged two goals through his eight December appearances this season. He will reprise his offensive role against the Sharks on Thursday, where he will look to recapture his 82-game pace of 30 points.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Placed in COVID-19 protocols
Girgensons entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.
Girgensons has managed just one goal in his last six games, combined with zero assists, so his potential absence is unlikely to impact fantasy players. Still, with Jeff Skinner also placed in the league's protocols, it could certainly raise doubts regarding the Sabres' ability to play versus the Islanders on Monday following the Christmas break.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Defying bottom-six profile
Girgensons supplied a goal in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Penguins.
Girgensons is an interesting player since he has been quite productive offensively in a fourth-line capacity. Despite averaging only 15:23 of ice time, the Latvian has managed six goals and five assists through 30 games. As a result, he may not be the worst option if you need to save up for more prominent players in DFS tournaments or cash games.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Finds twine on power play
Girgensons scored a power-play goal on three shots and added four hits in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Hurricanes.
Girgensons got the Sabres within three goals late in the second period, but the comeback push didn't materialize. The 27-year-old is up to five goals, 10 points, 44 shots on net and 36 hits through 24 contests. He's maintained steady production in a middle-six role, which could put him on track to challenge his career-high 30 points from the 2014-15 season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Garners assist Monday
Girgensons posted an assist and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.
Girgensons set up Robert Hagg's empty-net goal in the third period to help seal the Sabres' win. The 27-year-old Girgensons has started the season well with five points, 12 shots on net, five hits and a plus-4 rating in six contests. While he centers the fourth line at even strength, the Latvian continues to play a role on the power play. His best season was 2014-15, when he logged 15 goals and 15 helpers in 61 contests, but he hasn't reached the 20-point mark since.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Two-point effort against Canucks
Girgensons scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
He rounded out his line with four shots, a blocked shot, a hit and a plus-2 rating. Girgensons has four points (two goals and two helpers) through three games to begin the season as he assumes a key role for a Sabres roster missing some key pieces in its forward ranks.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Tips in game-winner
Girgensons registered a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-1 blowout win over the Canadiens.
Girgensons redirected Colin Miller's point shot past Samuel Montembeault to give the Sabres a two-goal lead to close out the second period. The 27-year-old added an assist later in the game and had two shots, a hit and a block in 15:16 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
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