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28-10-5 61
26-10-3 55
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2021 Stats

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Assists
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Points
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 5 12 -6 15:16 25

Top Zemgus Girgensons News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Ready for training camp

    Girgensons (hamstring) skated with some of his teammates Monday and will be ready for the Sabres' upcoming training camp, WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Girgensons missed the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign after suffering a season-ending hamstring injury during January's training camp, but he should be back to 100 percent well before Buffalo's regular-season opener Oct. 14 versus Montreal. Girgensons picked up 12 goals and 19 points through 69 games in 2019-20 and should be a regular in the Sabres' bottom six this season.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Undergoes hamstring surgery

    Girgensons underwent surgery to repair a hamstring injury Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined for approximately six months.

    With an expected recovery timetable of six months, Girgensons will almost certainly miss the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign, even if the Sabres make a deep playoff run. His lengthy absence will likely go unnoticed by most virtual managers, as he only picked up 12 goals and 19 points in 69 games last season, but it won't go unnoticed by Buffalo's fans, as Girgensons is one of the team's best defensive forwards and penalty killers. Tobias Rieder, Rasmus Asplund and Riley Sheahan are the leading candidates to fill in for Girgensons, who will undoubtedly be placed on long-term injured reserve, during the upcoming campaign.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Dealing with lower-body injury

    Coach Ralph Krueger described Girgensons' (lower body) injury as "very questionable" after practice Monday, adding that the forward is still being evaluated, Lance Lysowksi of The Buffalo News reports.

    The coach didn't sound optimistic regarding Girgensons' injury, though it's too early to tell what the extent of his absence will be. Girgensons could be in danger of missing the start of the season, though a more detailed diagnosis from the team will likely surface in the coming days.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Hurt in practice

    Girgensons (undisclosed) had to be carried to the trainers' room Monday after falling awkwardly on an attempted hit in practice, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

    Girgensons tried to line up Steven Fogarty for a hit and went down awkwardly after whiffing on the hit attempt. The nature of the injury hasn't been revealed at this time, but it appeared to be to the lower body based on a video shared by Vogl.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Officially back in Buffalo

    Girgensons agreed to terms on a three-year, $6.8 million contract with the Sabres on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    The 26-year-old has spent his entire career in Buffalo since he was drafted 14th overall by the club in 2012. Last season in more of a bottom-six role, Girgensons supplied just 12 goals and 19 points across 69 games. Staying in familiar territory, expect Girgensons to assume his usual energy role as a penalty killer in the bottom six heading into next season.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Decent bet to return to Buffalo

    With the Sabres being one of seven NHL teams that won't be part of the playoffs, Girgensons has played his last game of 2019-20 and will soon become an unrestricted free agent, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Girgensons, the No. 14 overall pick in 2012, has turned out to be a much better player in real life than fantasy, with a high of just 30 points back in his second NHL season. But he's a good penalty killer and has a much better all-around game than the average fourth liner, so his mollified stats could make him pretty affordable in the likely event the Sabres try to lure him back with a new contract.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: In there Saturday

    Girgensons (lower body) will play Saturday against the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    The injury that kept Girgensons from practicing Friday isn't serious enough to leave him out of game action Saturday. He'll look to add to his season totals of 12 goals and 19 points against a hot Philadelphia team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 213 lbs
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Age: 28
Experience: 8
Shoots: Left