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March 7, 2020 11:04 PM
Lightning's Zach Bogosian: Ice time shoots up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian picked up an assist Saturday in a 5-3 win over the Bruins.

His ice time jumped from 15-17 minutes a night to 22, including a whopping 3:22 shorthanded. Bogosian's ice time shot up after Victor Hedman got hurt and it will likely stay high if the big Swede is out for long. Bogosian isn't much of a fantasy force. But Bogey might be a short-term fit on your roster if Hedman is out and he gains a more prominent role.

February 24, 2020 02:28 PM
Lightning's Zach Bogosian: Lands deal with Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Lightning on Sunday.

After failing to report to AHL Rochester, Bogosian's contract was terminated by the Sabres on Feb. 21. The 29-year-old blueliner has just one goal and five points in 19 games this season. It's unclear what his role with the Lightning will be, but the right-handed defenseman will likely skate on the bottom pairing.

February 23, 2020 12:48 PM
Zach Bogosian: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian cleared waivers and is now a free agent, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

The 29-year-old defenseman will likely join a contending team in the near future to provide depth on the blue line, but don't expect Bogosian to suddenly become relevant in fantasy. In 2019-20, he's managed only five points in 19 games.

February 21, 2020 11:16 AM
Zach Bogosian: Will be placed on unconditional waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Buffalo plans to put Bogosian (suspension) on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

As long as he goes unclaimed, the disgruntled defenseman, who was recently suspended by the Sabres for failing to report to their AHL affiliate, will be free to sign with another team once his contract is officially terminated. If that comes to fruition, he'll end up being a nice depth addition for a contender, but he won't suddenly vault into fantasy relevancy.

February 17, 2020 10:44 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Suspended by Sabres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Sabres suspended Bogosian for failing to report to AHL Rochester after clearing waivers Saturday.

Bogosian officially requested a trade from Buffalo in December, but the team couldn't find a willing trade partner. The team placed him on waivers last Friday. No team claimed him, though, which was expected because the 29-year-old blueliner carries a $5.1 million cap hit and has often been a healthy scratch in Buffalo. If he chooses not to report, he'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

February 15, 2020 12:32 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Sent to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian cleared waivers Saturday and was assigned to AHL Rochester, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

It's still undetermined whether Bogosian will report to Rochester, but this move will save the Sabres $1.075 million in cap space. The Sabres recalled John Gilmour from the AHL in a corresponding move.

February 14, 2020 01:44 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Placed on waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian was placed on waivers by the Sabres on Friday.

Bogosian has appeared in just 19 games for the Sabres. He's posted a goal, four assists, 22 hits and 21 blocks during those contests. He asked for a trade earlier in the year, so perhaps Bogosian will get his wish through waivers, should a team take a chance on him.

February 6, 2020 07:12 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Buried on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Thursday against Detroit.

Bogosian requested a trade a couple of months ago. Not only has that not happened yet, but it seems the Sabres have decided to roll on with guys that want to be part of the team's future. Bogosian will have now sat four out of the last five games as a healthy scratch, a fact made even more worrisome in that he won't suit up even with Rasmus Dahlin sidelined for the last two games with an upper-body issue.

February 3, 2020 03:08 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian (illness) returned to practice Monday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Bogosian was a healthy scratch for two games before becoming "very sick" and sitting out Saturday's clash with the Blue Jackets. It wouldn't be surprising if Bogosian watches from the press box again Tuesday against the Avalanche. The 29-year-old has just five points through 18 games this year.

January 31, 2020 01:28 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Sidelined with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian is "very ill" and won't be an option for Saturday's clash with Columbus, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic Buffalo reports.

Bogosian has been a healthy scratch for each of Buffalo's previous two contests, so there's no guarantee that he would have been in the lineup Saturday even if he wasn't under the weather. The veteran blueliner can be considered out indefinitely until the Sabres release another update on his status.

January 31, 2020 04:08 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Under the weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian will miss Friday's practice session due to illness.

Bogosian served as a healthy scratch for the Sabres' previous two games, so even if fully fit, there's no guarantee he will be in the lineup against Columbus on Saturday. Given his limited offensive upside, the blueliner won't offer much in terms of fantasy value the rest of the way.

January 29, 2020 02:24 AM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Will be healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian will watch Tuesday's game against the Senators from the press box.

Bogosian will come out of the lineup, which should only make him more eager to be traded. His average ice time on the season is a career-low 16:47 -- nearly a five-minute drop from last year's 21:37. He has just five points in 18 appearances and should be avoided in most formats.

January 12, 2020 08:44 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Tallies first goal of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian scored a goal on his lone shot and had four PIM in a 5-1 win over Detroit on Sunday.

Buffalo received the majority of its offense from a pair of players who both reportedly requested trades earlier this season, neither of whom had scored a goal prior to Sunday: Bogosian (one goal) and forward Evan Rodrigues (two). Bogosian scored his goal just under three minutes into the third period, putting the Sabres up 4-1, his first goal since last March.

December 13, 2019 01:04 AM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Requests trade from Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian has formally requested that the Sabres trade him, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

Bogosian has seen his average ice time (18:45 in 2019-20) dip to its lowest point since he was a rookie back in 2008-09, likely playing a factor in his decision to seek a new location. The veteran blueliner topped out his career scoring early on, notching a career-best 30 points in his first year with the Jets back in 20111-12, but he finished last season with a somewhat promising 19 points over 65 games despite seeing minimal action on the power play. He hasn't seen any man advantage time this season either, so he could see an uptick in fantasy value if he winds up with a new team that intends to use him in that facet.

December 11, 2019 07:48 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Nets assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian picked up an assist in Tuesday's win over the Blues.

The apple gives Bogosian three points on the year. He's been limited to 10 contests after missing time due to hip surgery. While not a regular point producer, it's encouraging to see Bogosian contributing after suffering several health issues over the years.

November 22, 2019 11:36 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Lifted off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Sabres activated Bogosian (hip) off injured reserve Thursday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

It's been a long and arduous road to recovery for Bogosian since he underwent hip surgery in late April, but the 29-year-old blueliner appears poised to make his season debut Sunday against the Panthers. The 6-foot-3 American is a talented stay-at-home defenseman, but his lack of offensive upside will keep him off the radar in most fantasy formats.

November 20, 2019 02:00 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Joining road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian (hip) will travel with the team for its upcoming three-game road trip, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Bogosian is far from a lock to suit up during this three-game stretch, but the fact that he is making the trip is certainly a good indication he is nearing a return. Once cleared to play, the New York native figures to bump Henri Jokiharju or Colin Miller from the lineup. In order to dress, Bogosian will need to be activated off non-roster injured reserve, which will probably result in John Gilmour being reassigned to AHL Rochester.

November 13, 2019 02:48 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Will practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian (hip) will take part in Wednesday's practice session.

Bogosian is still considered week-to-week, but the fact that he is joining his teammates on the ice for the first time is a step in the right direction. The New York native figures to miss at least the next three games, but he could be in contention to play as early as Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota. Once cleared to play, Bogosian figures to bump Henri Jokiharju or Colin Miller from the lineup.

October 22, 2019 11:00 AM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Resumes skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to general manager Jason Botterill, Bogosian (hip) has resumed skating and is expected to play at some point this season, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Bogosian's return to the ice is obviously a step in the right direction, but at this point there's no telling when he might be ready for game action. The 29-year-old vet, who's still working his way back from offseason hip surgery, will need to log several full practices with his teammates before he'll be considered a candidate to join the lineup, so expect another update on his status once that occurs.

September 30, 2019 12:48 PM
Sabres' Zach Bogosian: Starting season on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bogosian (hip) will begin the season on the injured list, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

The Sabres have a logjam at defense and still haven't decided on a long-term plan for the talented yet disappointing Rasmus Ristolainen, so Bogosian starting on the injured list perhaps delays some bigger decisions. Considering the veteran didn't play in any preseason games, it'll likely take a few weeks (at least) before he's ready for game action.

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