Lazar scored twice on two shots and added four hits in Monday's 6-1 win over Philadelphia.
Lazar opened the scoring late in the first period and gave the Sabres a 4-0 lead midway through the second frame. The goals were his first of the year and gave Lazar his first multi-goal game since February 2016, when he was a member of the Senators. The 25-year-old is already a third of the way to the career-high six goals he scored in each of his first two NHL seasons.
Lazar (undisclosed) will suit up for Thursday's clash with Washington, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Lazar managed just two points in his final 20 games of the season, so fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on him offensively. The 25-year-old center figures to continue filling a bottom-six role for the Sabres and can likely be ignored in most fantasy contests.
Lazar is considered day-to-day after suffering an undisclosed injury, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Lazar featured in 38 games for the team last year, registering five goals on 33 shots, five helpers and 70 hits. Once cleared to play, the 2013 first-round pick should be in the mix for a spot in the lineup in a bottom-six role but will no doubt face challenges from youngster Dylan Cozens.
Lazar signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension with the Sabres on Thursday.
Lazar was a part time player for Buffalo in 2019-20, picking up five goals and 10 points in 38 regular-season games. The 25-year-old forward will likely continue to be a rotational player for the Sabres over the next two campaigns, so don't count on him developing into a dependable fantasy option.
Lazar scored a goal on two shots and dished out three hits with five blocks in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Wednesday. He also won 10 of his 15 faceoffs (66.7 percent).
Lazar tipped a Jake McCabe shot past Colorado goalie Pavel Francouz, tying the game at 2-2 with just over five minutes left in the second period. The goal was Lazar's first since Jan. 14, ending a 14-game drought for the 25-year-old. Lazar has five goals and 10 points in 32 games this season. Now with his third team in seven seasons, the 2013 first-round pick of Ottawa has been unable to establish himself as anything more than a bottom-six role player at the NHL level.
Lazar (illness) will play in Thursday's game against the Red Wings.
Lazar was considered a question mark for the contest after sitting out Tuesday's tilt due to a bug, but the additional rest must have done the trick and he will retake his spot in the action. Lazar's limited ice time and absence from the power play curtail his fantasy upside, but the 25-year-old pivot has still collected eight points through 22 games and can serve as a lineup filler in some formats.
Lazar (illness) won't play Tuesday against Colorado.
The Sabres will be without Johan Larsson (lower body) and Lazar down the middle Tuesday, so they'll be forced to utilize 11 forwards and seven defensemen against the Avalanche. The 25-year-old pivot will be reevaluated ahead of Thursday's game versus the Red Wings.
Lazar registered an assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Stars.
Lazar has a goal and three assists during his four-game point streak. The 24-year-old forward is up to eight points, 31 hits, 13 shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in 18 contests this season. He's not likely to be much more than a fourth-liner, but he's been productive lately.
Lazar doled out two assists and a hit in Sunday's 5-1 victory versus Detroit.
Lazar set up the first goals of the season for both Evan Rodrigues and Zach Bogosian. It served as the first two-point game of the year for Lazar, who has a respectable two goals and three assists in seven games since being recalled from AHL Rochester. Chipping in offensively like that can only help Lazar cement a bottom-six role going forward.
Lazar scored a goal on his only shot and dished out five hits in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Bruins.
Lazar was playing in his second game since his recall from AHL Rochester last Friday. He made the most of his 14-plus minutes of ice time, scoring his second goal of the season and leading the team in hits. Lazar will fill a support role for the Sabres and doesn't figure to provide much offense along the way; he has 17 career goals in 256 NHL games, though there is a hint of upside given his new organization and first-round (2013) pedigree.
Lazar was promoted from AHL Rochester on Friday.
Lazar's call-up comes as Johan Larsson (undisclosed) was labeled a game-time decision ahead of Friday's matchup with the Bruins. If Larsson can't give it a go, the 24-year-old Lazar figures to slot into a bottom-six role and will likely log minutes close to his season average of 9:46.
Lazar was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Monday.
Buffalo is dealing with a few injuries in the forward group, so Lazar's demotion may just be a paper move during the holiday break. However, it could also mean Johan Larsson is ready to return to action fir the big club. Lazar has one goal in eight NHL games this season.
Buffalo recalled Lazar from AHL Rochester on Friday.
Johan Larsson left Thursday's loss to the Flyers with an undisclosed injury and Jack Eichel missed the contest with an upper-body issue, so Lazar will likely draw into the lineup immediately Saturday against L.A. The 24-year-old forward has racked up six goals and 14 points in 18 AHL appearances this season.
The Sabres assigned Lazar to AHL Rochester on Tuesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Lazar heads back to the AHL after appearing in six games over his three-week stint with the Sabres, during which he potted a goal and recorded 13 hits. He had been a healthy scratch for the past four contests, so he'll receive some more consistent ice time with Rochester.
Lazar was promoted from AHL Rochester on Wednesday.
With Vladimir Sobotka (lower body) and Marcus Johansson (upper body) both dealing with injuries, the Sabres needed some added forward depth ahead of Thursday's matchup with Carolina. Whether Lazar gets into the lineup will likely depend on the health of Johansson, who is day-to-day, otherwise he will simply serve as an emergency depth option.
The Sabres assigned Lazar to AHL Rochester on Friday.
Conor Sheary (upper body) returned to action Thursday against the Kings, so Buffalo's no longer in need of Lazar's services as a depth forward. The 24-year-old will likely bounce between the AHL and NHL throughout the 2019-20 campaign.
Lazar was called up from AHL Rochester on Sunday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Lazar has 246 games of NHL experience but suited up for just one contest with Calgary last season as he was stashed away with AHL Stockton for nearly the entire campaign. The Sabres have a four-game slate this week, including three games on the west coast. The 24-year-old will likely be scratched in several of those but could slide into the lineup at some point.
Lazar was waived by the Sabres for the purpose of reassignment Monday.
Lazar, 24, didn't fit the mold in Calgary last year, and he spent nearly all his time with AHL Stockton, generating 20 goals and 41 points in 57 games. The 24-year-old couldn't make it with the Sabres during training camp either, so he'll land with AHL Rochester if he clears waivers. Lazar likely won't be the first call-up in the event of injuries, but it won't be surprising if he gets a few games with the big club at some point.
Lazar will sign a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Sabres on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Lazar hasn't lived up to his first-round billing through the first five years of his career, but the Sabres are hoping that a change of scenery will help him tap into some of that potential. Either way, Buffalo is paying the 24-year-old the league minimum salary, so this is a classic low-risk, high-reward move. Lazar spent most of the 2018-19 campaign in the minors, notching 20 goals and 41 points in 57 contests, but he'll get an opportunity to secure a spot in the Sabres' bottom six during training camp.
Lazar wasn't issued a qualifying offer from the Flames, making him a free agent July 1.
Lazar played just one game with the big club last season, so his failure to receive an offer sheet shouldn't come as a surprise. Before this season, however, the 24-year-old racked up 51 points in 245 games split between the Flames and Ottawa. He is still in contact with Flames representatives about a long-term deal, so his days in Calgary aren't quite over yet.
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