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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
19-3-0 38
15-5-5 35
13-8-1 27
11-6-5 27
10-9-4 24
11-10-1 23
10-12-1 21
8-13-1 17

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 8 8 -1 12:35 4

Top Vinnie Hinostroza News

  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Provides helper

    Hinostroza posted an assist in Tuesday's 5-1 loss to the Kraken.

    Hinostroza set up Dylan Cozens on the Sabres' lone tally of the game. After beginning the year as a healthy scratch, Hinostroza has made it tough to remove him from the lineup again with five helpers in four games. The 28-year-old winger has added four shots on net and a plus-1 rating from his third-line role.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Distributes three assists in win

    Hinostroza registered three assists, including one while shorthanded, in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Flames.

    Hinostroza pulled the strings in the first period, helping out on all three of the Sabres' goals in the frame. The 28-year-old has four helpers, two shots on net and a plus-2 rating in the last two contests after he was a healthy scratch to begin the year. The winger is making a strong case to stay in the lineup over the likes of rookie Jack Quinn and veteran Riley Sheahan.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Garners helper in win

    Hinostroza produced an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.

    Hinostroza was a healthy scratch for the first two games of the season, but he took Jack Quinn's place in the lineup. It was encouraging for Hinostroza to get on the scoresheet in his season debut, but he'll need to keep doing that with regularity to avoid more trips to the press box. The 28-year-old was a solid depth forward last year with 25 points, 92 shots on net and a minus-11 rating in 62 contests.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Re-signs with Buffalo

    Hinostroza signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract extension with the Sabres on Tuesday.

    Hinostroza drew into 62 games with Buffalo in 2021-22, picking up 13 goals and 25 points while averaging 13:54 of ice time over that span. He'll likely put up similar numbers while skating in a bottom-six role in 2022-23.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Good to go

    Hinostroza is back with the team ahead of Thursday's matchup with Boston after missing Monday's practice due to a personal matter, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Hinostroza will presumably slot into a bottom-six role against the Bruins. He's notched 13 goals and 25 points through 60 contests this season.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Attending to family matter

    Hinostroza was not at practice Monday while dealing with a personal matter, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    The team didn't provide an immediate update on whether Hinosrtoza's absence will impact his availability against the Bruins on Thursday. In the meantime, John Hayden figures to step into the lineup, though Cody Eakin (illness) could also be in the mix if healthy enough to play.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Tallies equalizer in win

    Hinostroza scored a goal, logged four hits and added two PIM in Monday's 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.

    Hinostroza helped the Sabres erase a four-goal deficit with his third-period tally. The 27-year-old has a goal and assist in his last two outings after going five games without a point. For the season, he's logged 11 goals, 23 points, 70 shots on net and a minus-8 rating through 47 contests, mainly in a middle-six role.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Three points in Sunday's win

    Hinostroza scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

    The Sabres' second line stepped up in this one, as Peyton Krebs also lit the lamp twice, but it was Hinostroza who was the scoring hero for Buffalo on the afternoon. The 27-year-old hadn't had a multi-point performance since Dec. 2, missing over six weeks in between with a lower-body injury, and on the season Hinostroza has 10 goals and 21 points through 40 games.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Off IR and playing Sunday

    Hinostroza (lower body) is in the lineup Sunday against the Kings.

    Hinostroza's inclusion in the lineup means he has been removed from IR and will rejoin his teammates in game action for the first time since Jan. 17. Anders Bjork is sitting as a healthy scratch to make room for Hinostroza in the bottom six.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Expected to return

    Hinostroza (lower body) is expected to return to action Sunday versus the Kings, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Hinostroza will likely return to a middle-six role following his six-plus week absence. The 27-year-old winger has picked up eight goals and 17 points through 36 contests this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Practices in non-contact jersey

    Hinostroza (lower body) practiced in a non-contact jersey Tuesday.

    Hinostroza left the practice session early, so his return should not be considered imminent. He likely won't be able to play Thursday versus the Blue Jackets, but Sunday versus the Canadiens is a possibility if he can become a full participant in practice.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Placed on injured reserve

    Hinostroza (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Hinostroza was given a minimum of three weeks to recover from his lower-body injury as of Thursday, so this is not a surprising move. The 27-year-old isn't likely to be back until after the All-Star break.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Sidelined at least three weeks

    Hinostroza is dealing with a lower-body issue that will rule him out for at least three weeks, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

    Given Hinostroza's timeline, he will almost certainly be designated for injured reserve in the coming days, especially with the Sabres still without Casey Mittelstadt (upper body) or Drake Caggiula (upper body). Prior to getting hurt, the 27-year-old Hinostroza had racked up three goals on seven shots in his previous seven contests, including one power-play tally.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Out with injury

    Hinostroza will not participate in Tuesday's contest against the Senators, as he is dealing with an undisclosed injury, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Hinostroza suffered the injury in Monday's contest against Detroit, Lysowski adds. In that game, Hinostroza recorded his lowest ice time of the year with 10:36. The 27-year-old has averaged 14:07 of ice time and recorded 17 points over 36 appearances this season. Rasmus Asplund is in line for an expanded role in Hinostroza's absence.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Provides only offense in loss

    Hinostroza scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Lightning.

    Aside from ruining Andrei Vasilevskiy's shutout bid, there were not many highlights for Buffalo in this one. Hinostroza has two goals in three games since returning from a brief stint in the COVID-19 protocols, and on the season he has seven goals and 16 points in 33 contests. Tuesday's game was the first in which he saw consistent time with the man advantage, but it's not a role he'll likely keep once the likes of Alex Tuch and Tage Thompson are back up to speed after their own stints on the COVID-19 list.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Returns to practice

    Hinostroza cleared COVID-19 protocols and practiced Friday.

    Hinostroza should be in the lineup for Saturday afternoon's matchup against Boston. The 27-year-old has recorded five goals and nine assists in 30 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Lands in COVID-19 protocols

    Hinostroza was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday.

    Buffalo's games were already postponed through at least the holiday break this weekend. Hinostroza has 14 points in 30 games this season, including three over his last four games.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Sets up game-tying goal

    Hinostroza recorded an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild.

    Hinostroza set up Mark Pysyk on the game-tying goal in the third period. The 27-year-old Hinostroza has a goal and two assists during his current three-game point streak. The winger is up to 14 points, 46 shots on net and a minus-4 rating in 29 outings overall. The American has provided depth scoring from his usual third-line role.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Doubles season goal total

    Hinostroza scored two goals in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Florida.

    It took Hinostroza one period Thursday to match his goal total from the season's first 22 games, as he scored Buffalo's first and third goals of the night. The Sabres led it 3-0 after one, but it was all Florida after that, and Hinostroza unsurprisingly failed to do much about the Panthers' furious comeback from his fourth-line role.

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  • Sabres' Vinnie Hinostroza: Notches helper Friday

    Hinostroza produced an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 3-2 win over the Oilers.

    Hinostroza set up Dylan Cozens' go-ahead goal at 19:10 of the second period. The 27-year-old Hinostroza has been moderately effective in a middle-six role this year, logging a goal, six helpers, 20 shots on net and an even plus-minus rating. Despite the decent scoring pace, the winger hasn't seen much power-play time, so he remains a low-end fantasy option.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 177 lbs
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Age: 28
Experience: 7
Shoots: Right