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53 Jeff Skinner LW

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May 7, 2021 01:04 AM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Sinks power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Penguins.

He was initially credited with an assist on the opening tally by Drake Caggiula in the first period, but that was taken away. Skinner still got on the scoresheet by tallying at 9:45 of the third period. The 28-year-old winger's rough season has him at seven goals, 14 points, 109 shots on net and a minus-11 rating in 52 outings.

April 25, 2021 10:36 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Finds twine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

Skinner tied the game at 1-1 with his tally at 6:16 of the first period. The 28-year-old Skinner is up to six tallies and 11 points through 46 games -- he's on pace for his worst NHL campaign to date, although seven of his points have come in the last 14 contests.

April 15, 2021 01:20 AM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Snags assist in shootout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

This marks the first time Skinner has found the scoresheet in back-to-back games all season. He has two goals and two assists in his last four outings. He still only has nine points in 39 contests, but the veteran is playing his best hockey of the year.

March 23, 2021 07:48 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Nets goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner scored his third goal of the season in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

He has goals in two of the past three contests, bringing him up to four points in 27 outings. Skinner's production still leaves a lot to be desired, but the recent uptick is at least an encouraging sign. He received a season-high 16:55 of ice time in Monday's matchup.

March 7, 2021 03:12 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Finally finds back of net
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner scored his first goal of the season in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders.

It took 20 games, but the veteran winger finally found the back of the net this season after lighting the lamp 54 times in 141 games through his first two years with the Sabres. Skinner's ice time has dwindled along with his production, particularly on the power play, but with Buffalo desperate for offense the 28-year-old could get an opportunity to build up some momentum with a top-six assignment now that he's broken his slump.

February 27, 2021 12:16 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Returning to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, Heather Engel of reports.

Skinner will return to action after sitting as a healthy scratch for the Sabres' last two contests. He's expected to skate on Buffalo's fourth line and second power-play unit Saturday.

February 25, 2021 04:56 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Still sitting as healthy scratch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner will sit as a healthy scratch for a third consecutive contest Thursday against New Jersey, The Athletic's John Vogl reports.

Skinner's contract has quickly become one of, if not the worst in the league, as he's set to make $9 million annually through 2026-27. The 28-year-old winger has tallied just one assist through 14 games this campaign.

February 23, 2021 05:56 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Healthy scratch again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner will serve as a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game versus the Devils, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Skinner will sit out for a second straight game. The 28-year-old averaged just 13:36 of ice time through the first 14 games, producing one assist and a minus-1 rating. Skinner is due for $9 million per year through the next six seasons, and he has a full no-move clause.

February 22, 2021 05:48 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner will be a healthy scratch for Monday's contest against the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Skinner's struggles in Buffalo this season have finally resulted in a night off. The 28-year-old winger has just one assist and a minus-1 rating through 14 games. He's also averaging a career-low 13:36 of ice time per game. It's unclear how long head coach Ralph Krueger intends to keep him in the press box.

February 1, 2021 11:28 AM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Offensive woes continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner is still searching for his first goal of the season.

Skinner has been underwhelming this season, posting just one assist through 10 games. Many fantasy managers were hoping to see Skinner bounce back from his 2019-20 campaign of 23 points in 59 games, but so far he's on pace for even fewer points. There's still time for him to turn things around, but it's best to leave him on the waiver wire for the time being.

January 16, 2021 08:00 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Limited role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner has started the season on Buffalo's fourth line.

Skinner played 14:25 and 14:28 in his first two contests. He was held off the scoresheet, taking four shots on net. He's on the second power play unit, but managers who drafted Skinner were hoping he'd rediscover his chemistry with Eric Staal. It's still early, but Skinner will need to work his way back into the top six for him to have fantasy appeal.

May 6, 2020 07:16 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Struggles to find twine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner managed just 14 goals in 59 games prior to the league suspending play in mid-March.

Just a season removed from his impressive career-best 40-goal showing, Skinner has struggled mightily to light the lamp in his 10th year in the league. His 7.7 shooting percentage, nine assists and 23 total points are all personal worsts. Somewhat shocking is the fact that Skinner hasn't found twine at all on the power play this year, where he's received ample time (2:29 per game, on average). Also, it's worth mentioning that the 27-year-old missed 10 games from Dec. 29 to Jan. 18 with an upper-body injury and only managed three goals and a lone assist in the 20 games since, so perhaps he hasn't been fully healthy. Regardless, until Skinner shows he's regained his scoring touch, owners should try to forget about the 40 goals he piled up last year.

March 1, 2020 01:52 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Pots goal in road loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner scored his 14th goal of the season, but it wasn't enough in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Coyotes.

Skinner scored for the third time in five games, but he's been largely ineffective since returning from injury with just four points across 16 appearances. After Buffalo went up 2-0 on Skinner's 14th of the year, the visitors conceded five unanswered goals to Arizona and took their 28th regulation loss of the season.

February 29, 2020 02:36 AM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Scores in garbage time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner netted a goal on a game-high eight shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

Skinner tallied at 19:48 of the third period, which did nothing to change the result. The 27-year-old winger has just 22 points to go with 165 shots and a minus-15 rating in 54 contests this year. His 63-point output in his first year with the Sabres seems like a distant memory now, with Skinner typically used in a third-lone role.

February 23, 2020 02:28 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Snaps goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner ended his goal drought by finding the back of the net in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

Skinner had gone 22 consecutive games without a goal. For someone who scored 40 goals last year, his production has completely fallen off in 2019-20. Skinner has 12 goals and 21 points through 51 games. Perhaps ending his drought will help him regain his prior form, where he can chip in a few more goals.

February 11, 2020 03:52 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Stuck in lengthy dry spell
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner didn't register a point while putting two shots on goal over 14:27 of ice time Sunday in the Sabres' 3-2 loss to the Ducks.

After failing to find the net again, Skinner is now riding an 18-game goalless streak, which matches the longest of his career. The winger sports a minus-19 rating and has only chipped in two assists during that stretch, rendering him a major disappointment coming off a 63-point effort in his first season in Buffalo.

January 27, 2020 12:32 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Will play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner (upper body) will be activated from IR and play in Tuesday's home game versus the Senators.

Skinner has missed the last 10 games, and he'll return to the top six with power-play duties Tuesday. The 27-year-old has faced major regression this season, as he's posted 11 goals and eight points over 39 games after racking up 40 goals in the 2018-19 campaign. Skinner will need to get back on track if the Sabres want to claw their way into a playoff spot.

January 26, 2020 02:08 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Upgraded Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner (upper body) was designated as day-to-day Sunday.

Skinner has been skating on his own since before the All-Star break and this news comes as another positive sign in recovery. The 27-year-old originally was diagnosed with a 3-to-4 week timeline for a return when he suffered the upper-body injury Dec. 27 and appears still on track. Skinner still resides on injured reserve, so he'll need to be activated ahead of a possible return in Tuesday's game against Ottawa.

January 18, 2020 12:08 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Skating on his own
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner (upper body) has been skating on his own, and coach Ralph Krueger said he could still return after the All-Star break, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

Krueger expressed that there's no guarantee the 27-year-old will be ready after the break, but Skinner's at least making solid progress. Skinner was having a down year before his injury, as he's accrued just 11 goals and eight assists through 39 games. Jimmy Vesey and Zemgus Girgensons are both filling into the top six for the time being.

December 31, 2019 03:40 PM
Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Skinner (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL's official media site.

Skinner likely won't return until after the All-Star break, so this move was expected. It has been a down year for Skinner, as he's scored 11 goals and eight assists through 39 games -- a major downgrade from last year's 40-goal campaign. He's still shooting with similar volume (3.28 shots per game), but he's converting on just 8.6 percent of attempts compared to last year's remarkable 14.9-percent mark. While he's on the mend, Zemgus Girgensons is in line to get the first chance in the top six.

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Toronto, ON
Buffalo Sabres

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2010-11: Calder-Rookie of the Year