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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
65-12-5 135
50-21-11 111
46-30-6 98
42-32-8 92
42-33-7 91
39-35-8 86
35-37-10 80
31-45-6 68

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 8 18 -5 12:59 14

Top Zemgus Girgensons News

  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Re-signs with Sabres

    Girgensons signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with Buffalo on Tuesday.

    Girgensons, who would have been eligible for unrestricted free agency July 1, received a bit of a raise from his $2.2 million cap hit over the past three seasons. The 29-year-old registered 10 goals, 18 points and 96 hits in 80 games during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Garners last-second assist

    Girgensons delivered a power-play assist in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

    Girgensons had his shot blocked, but Victor Olofsson scooped up the rebound for a last-second goal by the Sabres. Despite the man-advantage helper, fantasy managers shouldn't expect Girgensons to make a substantial impact with that special teams unit. In fact, this was his first power-play point all season.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Pots goal in shootout loss

    Girgensons scored a goal on one shot in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.

    Girgensons gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead, scoring on a wide-open net off a nice pass from Kyle Okposo. This goal snaps a 12-game point drought for Girgensons and gives him two goals in his last 15 games. On the season, the Latvian forward has five goals and 11 points in 47 games.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Good to return Monday

    Girgensons (illness) is good to play Monday versus Florida, according to Jourdon LaBarber of the Sabres' official site.

    Girgensons missed Saturday's 5-3 victory over Nashville because of the illness. He has four goals and 10 points in 39 games while averaging 12:28 of ice time this season. With Girgensons returning to the lineup, Vinnie Hinostroza is likely to be a healthy scratch.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Skating Sunday

    Girgensons (illness) rejoined the Sabres at practice Sunday, per Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald.

    Girgensons missed Saturday's contest with an illness, but it looks like he'll be good to go before Monday's matchup with the Panthers. The 29-year-old forward has four goals and six assists in 39 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Misses practice Friday

    Girgensons missed practice Friday with a non-COVID illness, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Coach Don Granato is unsure as to whether or not Girgensons will be well enough to travel to Nashville for Saturday's clash with the Predators. Girgensons has four goals and 10 points in 39 games this season but has been pointless in his last five games.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Gets 10th point of 2022-23

    Girgensons found the back of the net in a 3-1 loss to Ottawa on Sunday.

    Girgensons' marker came at 6:51 of the second period to tie the contest at 1-1. He has four goals and 10 points in 34 games this season. The 28-year-old hasn't reached the 20-point milestone in any season since 2014-15, and while he might be able to surpass that mark this time around, Girgensons' not on track to do much better than that. It doesn't help that he entered the contest averaging just 12:24 of ice time in 2022-23.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Produces two helpers

    Girgensons recorded a pair of assists and three shots during a 6-3 win over the visiting Red Wings on Thursday.

    Girgensons drew primary helpers on two of Kyle Okposo's three goals against the Red Wings. The 28-year-old Girgensons entered the Atlantic Division matchup with just one assist in his previous 10 appearances. Girgensons, who suffered through an eight-game pointless drought from Nov. 8-25, earned his first multi-point effort since he scored twice against the Jets on March 30.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Good to go

    Girgensons (undisclosed) will be back in the lineup Tuesday against Montreal, Chris Ryndak of the Sabres' official site reports.

    Girgensons sat out Saturday's contest against Toronto. He is slated to play alongside Rasmus Asplund and newcomer Tyson Jost on the fourth line.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: May return Tuesday

    Girgensons (undisclosed) may be ready to return to the lineup Tuesday against Montreal, Heather Engel of reports.

    Girgensons, who hasn't played since Nov. 16, was on the ice Monday. He has chipped in three goals and five points across 17 appearances this season.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Sustains injury

    Girgensons (undisclosed) will be out pending further evaluation, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Girgensons was hurt in Tuesday's game versus the Senators, and the update from head coach Don Granato is a discouraging sign. The 28-year-old Girgensons has five points through 17 contests this season. During his absence, Riley Sheahan and Anders Bjork should see more steady playing time.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Scores in loss

    Girgensons potted his third goal of the season in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Lightning.

    Girgensons tied the game at 1-1 late in the first period after taking advantage of a fortunate bounce in front of the Tampa Bay net. He has accounted for three of his five points this season in the past four games. That qualifies as a hot streak for a player who hasn't hit the 20-point plateau in the past six seasons.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Nabs first helper

    Girgensons produced an assist in Monday's 8-3 win over the Red Wings.

    Girgensons helped out on a Rasmus Asplund goal in the final minute of the blowout win. The helper was Girgensons' first point in four games, and his first assist to go with two goals in nine outings overall. The 28-year-old forward has added 11 shots on net, nine blocked shots, four hits, two PIM and a plus-1 rating as a steady presence on the fourth line.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Deposits empty-netter

    Girgensons scored an empty-net goal and blocked four shots in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Canucks.

    Girgensons has tallied twice in five games this year, though he's been limited to fourth-line usage. The 28-year-old center has added six shots on net, a plus-3 rating and seven blocked shots. His defensive skills should keep him in the lineup, but long gone are the days of the Latvian challenging for top-six minutes since the Sabres appear to be significantly deeper up the middle than in past years.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Age: 29
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left