Tokarski (personal) will not be an option for the Sabres' last three games of the year, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Tokarski is the third Buffalo netminder to be ruled out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season, as neither Carter Hutton (lower body) nor Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body) is expected back. For the final three games of the season, Michael Houser could see the bulk of the workload, though Linus Ullmark (lower body) has resumed practice and could see a game or two.
Tokarski (personal) is not expected to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Tokarski was unavailable Monday and will likely miss his second straight game while attending a family matter. Michael Houser is expected to start for the second straight night. Tokarski owns a .904 save percentage and 3.54 GAA in 13 NHL games this season.
Tokarski (undisclosed) will not be available for Monday's tilt with the Islanders, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
It's unclear exactly why Tokarski is out but the Sabres were forced to sign Stefanos Lekkas to a professional tryout agreement so he could serve as the backup to Michael Houser on Monday. Tokarski allowed three goals on 14 shots against the Bruins on Saturday and likely sustained an injury during that appearance. He'll be questionable for Tuesday's rematch with the Islanders.
Tokarski stopped 11 of 14 shots after replacing Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (lower body) to begin the third period of Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins.
It was another rough outing for Tokarski, although it came under difficult circumstances, and the 31-year-old has now coughed up 13 goals over his last seven periods. He sports a brutal 3.54 GAA and .904 save percentage on the season, but with neither Linus Ullmark nor Carter Hutton seemingly close to returning from their own lower-body injuries, Tokarski could be forced to carry the load in the crease down the stretch if Luukkonen's issue proves to be serious.
Tokarski allowed five goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers. The sixth goal was an empty-netter.
Tokarski gave up a hat trick to Mika Zibanejad and another pair of goals to Kaapo Kakko in the loss. The 31-year-old Tokarski has been pressed into a No. 1 role, but he hasn't done well. The Canadian goalie has a 2-8-2 record with a 3.38 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 12 games for the lowly Sabres. He may share the crease with Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen until one of Linus Ullmark or Carter Hutton can return from his lower-body injury.
Tokarski will guard the road goal in Sunday's game versus the Rangers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Tokarski has been solid this season with a .914 save percentage but an unappealing 2-7-2 record. However, the Sabres have shown some life lately with four wins over their last eight games, so things seem to be on the upswing under interim coach Don Granato's regime. The Rangers provide a tough test for Tokarski nonetheless, as they rank seventh in the league with 3.27 goals per game.
Tokarski allowed five goals on 38 shots in a 5-1 loss to Boston on Thursday.
Tokarski has been a nice storyline in recent weeks for the Sabres, but he simply wasn't sharp at times in this one. He still boasts a sturdy .922 save percentage in eight April starts and he's held his opponent to three goals or fewer in six of those.
Tokarski will patrol the crease during Thursday's home game versus the Bruins, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Tokarski was sharp in his last start Tuesday versus Boston, stopping 39 of 41 shots, but he still suffered his eighth loss of the season due to a lack of goal support from his teammates. The 31-year-old backstop will attempt to pick up his third win of the season in a rematch with the same Bruins squad Thursday.
Tokarski made 39 saves in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Bruins.
The journeyman netminder continues to give the Sabres a fighting chance every night since being forced into the No. 1 job, allowing exactly two goals in four of his last five starts, but he has only a 2-2-1 record to show for that stretch. On the season, he sports a strong .918 save percentage through 10 appearances, but high shot volume has saddled him with a 3.05 GAA.
Tokarski turned aside 34 of 36 shots in Sunday's 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh.
Tokarski earned his second win in his last three starts, this one coming on home ice. The 31-year-old journeyman held the Penguins off the board until Jason Zucker beat him with a quick shot off a faceoff midway through the second period. Tokarski will look to make his fifth straight start Tuesday against the Bruins.
Tokarski will draw the home start for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Tokarski will get his fourth consecutive start Sunday, as he's gone 1-5-2 this season to go along with a 3.30 GAA and .910 save percentage. The 31-year-old has faced Pittsburgh twice this campaign, surrendering eight goals on 72 shots in two losses over that span. It will be a stiff test for Tokarski and the Sabres, as the Penguins have averaged 4.00 goals per contest over their last five games.
Tokarski stopped 38 shots in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Penguins.
It was another solid outing for the 31-year-old, but this time he didn't get enough offensive support to sneak into the win column. Tokarski has a shaky 3.30 GAA through eight appearances, but his .910 save percentage is a better reflection of his performance rather than that of the porous defense in front of him.
Tokarski will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Penguins, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Tokarski was sharp in his last start Thursday against the Capitals, turning aside 27 of 29 shots en route to a 5-2 victory. The 31-year-old netminder will attempt to secure a second straight victory in a brutal road matchup with a hot Pittsburgh team.
Tokarski stopped 27 of 29 shots in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Capitals.
Tokarski finally got himself into the win column after six winless outings (0-4-2) this season. In fact, it was Tokarski's first victory since Dec. 2015 while with Montreal. The 31-year-old could see ample playing time down the stretch with Linus Ullmark and Carter Hutton both on the shelf due to lower-body injuries.
Tokarski will guard the road goal during Thursday's matchup with Washington, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Tokarski played well in his last appearance Tuesday against the Bruins, stopping 29 of 31 shots, but he ultimately suffered his sixth loss of the season due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. The 31-year-old backstop will try to secure his first win of the year in a tough road matchup with a surging Capitals club that's won three straight games.
Tokarski stopped 29 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime but failed to stop either shootout attempt he faced in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
Linus Ullmark got the start but left the game early in the first period with a lower-body injury, forcing Tokarski into action, and the journeyman netminder turned in a solid performance to eke out a point for the Sabres. The 31-year-old has a shaky 3.54 GAA and .905 save percentage on the season, but with Carter Hutton (lower body) also on the shelf, Tokarski could see a heavy workload in the coming weeks if Ullmark's injury proves to be serious.
Tokarski made 29 saves in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Washington humped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the first period and while Tokarski was able to keep Buffalo in the game, the Sabres were never able to draw level. The journeyman netminder is still looking for his first NHL win since the 2015-16 campaign, posting a 3.86 GAA and .899 save percentage through five appearances for the Sabres this season.
Tokarski will defend the blue paint during Friday's game versus Washington, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Tokarski has struggled in limited action this season, going 0-3-1 while posting a sub-par 3.78 GAA and .904 save percentage in four appearances. He'll try to secure his first win of the season in a home matchup with a slumping Capitals club that's lost four of its last six games.
Tokarski was promoted to the active roster under emergency conditions Thursday, per CapFriendly.
Tokarski will continue to see emergency recalls while Carter Hutton (lower body) is out. The 31-year-old Tokarski is backing up Linus Ullmark in Thursday's game versus the Devils.
Tokarski was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Carter Hutton (lower body) is week-to-week, so Tokarski will continue to back up Linus Ullmark for the time being. Perhaps Tokarski will start Thursday against the Devils or Friday against the Capitals. The 31-year-old Tokarski has posted a .904 save percentage and an 0-3-1 record over four appearances with the Sabres this year.
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|05/01||@ BOS||L 2-6||3||11||14|
|04/25||@ NYR||L 3-6||1||5||23||28|
|04/22||vs BOS||L 1-5||1||5||33||38|
|04/20||vs BOS||L 0-2||1||2||39||41|
|04/18||vs PIT||W 4-2||1||2||34||36|
|04/17||vs PIT||L 2-3||1||3||38||41|
|04/15||@ WAS||W 5-2||1||2||27||29|
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