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28 Zemgus Girgensons LW

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March 8, 2020 11:16 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: In there Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 6, 2020 01:48 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Battling lower-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons (lower body) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Girgensons wasn't able to practice Friday, which was the first sign that he might not be an option Saturday. If he's unable to go, Michael Frolik will likely draw into the lineup against the Flyers.

February 26, 2020 11:44 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Getting hot offensively
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored a goal on his lone shot in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Colorado.

Girgensons re-directed a perfect centering pass from Kyle Okposo, tying the game at 1-1 late in the first period. Girgensons is now on his first three-game point streak of the season and has collected two goals and two assists in that span. However, he's generated just one shot on goal in each of those three contests and hasn't exceeded a single shot in any of his last eight. The 26-year-old has 12 goals on the year, three away from matching his career high set in 2014-15.

February 23, 2020 02:20 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Tallies goal in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons registered a goal in Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

Girgensons opened the scoring for the Sabres just 14 seconds into the contest. He has 11 goals on the campaign, which is the most he's produced since he scored 15 back in 2014-15. At 16 points, he's two back of matching last year's total.

January 16, 2020 11:36 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Fills empty cage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored an empty-net goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.

The Latvian winger has three goals in his last four games and has now lit the lamp nine times. It's his most tallies since he scored 15 in 2014-15. Girgensons is at 13 points, 58 shots on goal and 75 hits through 48 appearances this season, putting him on pace to top 20 points for just the third time in his career.

January 13, 2020 01:40 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Scores shorty in road rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored a short-handed goal Sunday and added two shots and two hits in a 5-1 win over Detroit.

Girgensons extended Buffalo's lead to 3-0 in the first period, finding the net for the second game in a row. It was his first short-handed goal since 2017-18 and his first specialty teams goal of 2019-20. Girgensons has eight goals and 12 points in 46 games this season. He hasn't eclipsed 20 points since his sophomore campaign of 2014-15 (30), but he has a chance to do so this season. However, he can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

January 13, 2020 01:40 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Tips puck home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons lit the lamp in Saturday's loss to the Canucks.

It was Girgensons' seventh goal of the campaign, bringing him up to 11 points. He also threw three hits, bringing his total up to 72.

December 24, 2019 09:08 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Tallies sixth of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 3-1 loss to Ottawa.

Girgensons provided Buffalo's lone goal late in the sixth period, re-directing a centering pass by Evan Rodrigues. It was the sixth goal of the year for Girgensons and it snapped a five-game point drought. The 25-year-old has already eclipsed the five goals he scored in 72 games last season but does not offer much fantasy upside.

December 11, 2019 04:36 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Scores goal, assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored a goal on two shots and picked up an assist versus St. Louis on Tuesday.

It was the third multipoint game of the year for Girgensons, who has notched nine points in 32 games while averaging just 12:47 of ice time. The Latvian hasn't topped the 20-point mark since the 2014-15 campaign, when he registered a career-high 30, but he could reach that threshold this year.

December 9, 2019 12:08 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Registers goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons tallied a goal in Saturday's overtime loss to the Canucks.

The goal snapped a six-game point drought. That brings him up to four goals and seven points in 30 outings. Girgensons only brings value in the deepest of leagues, where his biggest attribute are the 42 hits he's dished out. It's nice to see him providing offense, but nights where he does are few and far between.

November 24, 2019 07:56 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Surprises in Florida
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored two goals to help his team defeat the Panthers 5-2 on Sunday.

The two goals were Girgenson's second and third goals of the campaign and give him six points in 23 games this season. Prior to Sunday's two-goal performance, the fourth-line winger had gone 13 games without a point.

November 20, 2019 06:44 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Ice cold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons has no points in his last 12 games.

While not a heavy point producer, anyone with Girgensons on their squad would like to see a little more offense. He has one goal and three assists through 21 games while receiving 13:08 ice time on average. A lock to remain in Buffalo's bottom six, don't depend on him for production.

October 20, 2019 01:44 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Pots GWG versus Sharks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons scored a goal in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.

The Latvian forward's first goal couldn't have come at a better time, breaking a 3-3 deadlock at 12:15 of the third period. Girgensons' goal stood as the game-winner. The 25-year-old has managed four points in nine games this year, but he's only seeing fourth-line minutes, which will limit his chances to produce.

October 12, 2019 03:12 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Assists on pair of goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons had two assists and two shots on goal in a 3-2 shootout win over Florida on Friday.

Girgensons assisted on both Buffalo goals in regulation time, helping to set up Johan Larsson's first-period goal and Marco Scandella's second-period tally. Girgensons, 25, had five goals and 13 points in 72 games last season and hasn't topped 18 points since 2014-15, when he had 30.

July 5, 2019 08:48 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Staying in Buffalo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.6 million contract extension with the Sabres on Friday.

Girgensons will return to Buffalo hoping to improve on his 18-point campaign from a year ago, with his best season to date coming back in 2014-15 when the now 25-year-old recorded 15 goals and 15 assists in 61 games. Likely to assume a bottom-six role in 2019-20, Girgensons' fantasy value will be limited to deeper leagues.

June 26, 2019 01:52 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Handed qualifying offer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons received a qualifying offer from the Sabres on Tuesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Girgensons was a solid depth player for Buffalo this season, as he notched five goals, 13 helpers and 78 shots in 72 games as a bottom-six forward. If the winger signs his offer, he would earn $1.6 million on a one-year, one-way deal, though the club might be willing to extend some extra term in order to lower Girgensons' cap hit.

April 11, 2019 10:08 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Not playing in World Championship
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons will not play for Team Latvia in the World Championship, Aivis Kalnins of Hockeybuzz reports.

Girgensons is without a contract for 2019-20, so the pending restricted free agent will turn his focus towards putting pen to paper. The 25-year-old posted five goals and 13 assists in 72 games this season -- his highest point total since 2015-16, when he also registered 18 points.

March 30, 2019 01:56 AM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Tallies assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons registered an assist during Thursday's loss to Detroit.

Girgensons has spent the bulk of the year on Buffalo's fourth line; however, he's been slightly more productive than in recent years. He has 17 points to his name, just edging out his numbers from the past two years (16 in 2016-17 and 15 the prior season). If he can muster up two more tallies, it will result in his highest point total since he hit the 30-point mark back in 2014-15.

March 8, 2019 10:24 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: In midst of lengthy scoring drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons hasn't scored a goal in 32 consecutive games.

Girgensons is struggling to score, but he has at least collected seven assists during that 32-game stretch. He's played in 60 contests for the Sabres, meaning his goal drought has taken up more than half his season. He's stuck on Buffalo's fourth line, so don't expect him to score often even when he does end the drought.

February 13, 2019 01:00 PM
Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Grabs helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Girgensons notched an assist against the Islanders on Tuesday.

Girgensons ended a seven-game pointless streak with his tally, but remains stuck in a 21-game goal drought. Considering he has topped the 10-goal mark just once in his career, the Latvian should be expected to go through long stretches without finding the back of the net. Looking ahead, the 24-year-old's ceiling is likely in the 20-point range, giving him low-end fantasy value.

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