Borgen (forearm) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Borgen underwent surgery on his broken right forearm earlier Tuesday, so this is an expected move. The 24-year-old blueliner is expected to be out 6-8 weeks while he recovers.
Borgen underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured right forearm and will require 6-8 weeks of recovery.
Borgen has played in four games this season, and he was potentially going to be needed more often following news that Jake McCabe (knee) is out for the season. However, the 24-year-old defenseman will now be out until April at the earliest, leaving the Sabres shorthanded on the blue line. Henri Jokiharju and Brandon Davidson should both see increased duties for the time being.
Borgen (upper body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Islanders, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Borgen's injury was initially considered to be minor, but he'll sit out after playing the last four games. Once he's back to full health, Borgen could secure a consistent role on the blue line following news that Jake McCabe (knee) is out for the season.
Head coach Ralph Krueger said Sunday that Borgen has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.
Borgen will be re-evaluated Monday. The 24-year-old has played in the last four games for the Sabres, registering 12 hits and no points. A quick return to action would be ideal, as Jake McCabe (leg) is likely facing an extended absence.
The Sabres added Borgen to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game against the Capitals, per CapFriendly.
Borgen has suited up the past two games for the Sabres, dominating on the defensive end, racking up eight hits and three blocks over the span. He'll rejoin the team on the active roster, as he's expected to work on the third defensive pair for Thursday's game.
Borgen was sent back to the taxi squad Wednesday.
Borgen played in both games of the Sabres' back-to-back after being added to the active roster in which he registered eight hits, two shots and three blocks while averaging 16:04 of ice time. Once Rasmus Ristolainen and Brandon Montour (not injury related) are back up to match fitness, Borgen should find himself back in the minors.
Borgen was recalled from the taxi squad and is expected to suit up in Monday's game against the Islanders.
The Sabres will be in action for the first time this month and Borgen could make his season debut as several Buffalo defensemen are still on the COVID-19 protocol list. The 24-year-old appeared in four games with Buffalo last season but has yet to register his first NHL point.
Borgen is starting the season on the taxi squad.
Borgen played four games for the Sabres during the 2018-19 season. He didn't make a single appearance in 2019-20 at the NHL level, instead scoring 11 points in 61 games for AHL Rochester. Being on the taxi squad means he could find himself in a handful of games for the Sabres, but he likely won't have much fantasy value in most leagues.
Borgen was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Tuesday.
With the Sabres off for a few days, the organization opted to move Borgen to the minors and get him into a game with the Americans on Wednesday. The blueliner will likely be recalled ahead of Friday's matchup with Washington, though the impending return of Brandon Montour (hand) will no doubt impact that decision.
Borgen was recalled from AHL Rochester on Sunday.
Borgen has bounced back and forth between the AHL and NHL levels this season as the Sabres have a myriad of injuries on the blue line right now. The 6-foot-3 defenseman will likely serve as an extra body until some of the NHL regulars get healthy.
The Sabres assigned Borgen to AHL Rochester on Saturday.
Borgen was just lifted to the big club Friday to serve as the seventh defenseman since Marco Scandella (lower body) couldn't go, but the Sabres don't have another game until Monday against the Coyotes. Borgen will bump back to minors for the time being, and he could be called back up if Scandella isn't ready by Monday.
Borgen was recalled from AHL Rochester by Buffalo on Friday.
Borgen's addition gives Buffalo seven healthy bodies on the blue line in the wake of Marco Scandella's lower-body injury suffered Thursday. Even if Scandella sits Friday in Detroit, we'd expect John Gilmour to slide into the lineup over Borgen.
Borgen has been assigned to AHL Rochester.
Borgen got a taste of NHL action late last season, when he appeared in four contests for the Sabres. The 2015 fourth-round selection was hard pressed to crack the opening lineup, but there's potential for him to be called up later in the campaign. He will look to continue his development in his second full season in Rochester, after posting 14 points in 71 games last year.
Borgen was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Wednesday.
Buffalo's fourth-round (92nd overall) draft pick from 2015 posted a minus-5 rating over his first four games in the NHL. He most certainly won't be defined by the struggles of the small sample, and what weighs much more heavily in terms of his potential is that he earned NCAA/NCHC best defenseman honors for the 2017-18 campaign with St. Cloud State University. He should become an NHL goalie's best friend if all goes well in his development, but it remains to be seen how well he'll be able to refine his offensive skills at hockey's top level.
Borgen, expected to be a healthy scratch after being called up from Rochester earlier in the day, was inserted into the lineup and made his NHL debut during Tuesday's loss to the Senators.
A five-hour car ride was also part of the deal so the team could get the No. 92 overall pick (2015) to Ottawa, so we surmise he'll sleep well Tuesday night. Borgen's debut will surely be memorable for him, but as far as the game on the ice went, this one was far from exciting for the Buffalo faithful, as the Sabres lost yet another road game, this time 4-0 to a lowly team. Borgen skated 14:54 to an even plus/minus with no points. He projects as a defensive-oriented blueliner, though the Sabres have high hopes he'll be part of the regular mix at some point not too far off.
Borgen was recalled from AHL Rochester on Tuesday.
Even with injuries to Zach Bogosian (lower body), Matt Hunwick (upper body) and Jake McCabe (undisclosed), Borgen will likely still be watching from the press box versus the Senators, but could get a chance at making his NHL debut before the end of the season. In 66 minor-league contests, the 22-year-old recorded two goals, 10 helpers and 50 PIM.
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