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Sabres' Rasmus Dahlin: Off to slow start
Dahlin has no points through four games this season.
Despite Dahlin's lack of offense, he's also seen his ice time drop in each passing game. He skated 24:20 in his season opener, but only 18:34 in his most recent contest. He's now on Buffalo's third defense pairing, which doesn't help his fantasy value. Those who drafted the 2018 first overall pick will be hoping to see him return to the top pairing and start producing.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Carter Hutton: Out against Washington
Hutton (upper body) won't join Buffalo for its two-game road trip versus the Capitals, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
In three appearances this season, Hutton is sporting a 1-2-0 record with a 2.66 GAA and .899 save percentage. With the 35-year-old tender sidelined, the team will likely utilize Linus Ullmark in both Friday and Sunday's matches with Washington, though Jonas Johansson could be an option as well. Once back to 100 percent, Hutton should challenge for a share of the starts, possibly even a 50/50 split.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Traveling with team
Okposo (undisclosed) will join the Sabres' on their two-game road trip to Washington, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Okposo has yet to get onto the ice for the team this season and will still need to be activated off injured reserve before he can play. Still, the winger told reporters he was feeling 100 percent and figures to slot into a bottom-six role once back in the lineup. With Riley Sheahan (face) also in doubt, Casey Mittelstadt could make his season debut if Okposo can't play Friday.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Sent to AHL affiliate
The Sabres removed Asplund from their taxi squad and loaned him to AHL Rochester on Thursday.
Carter Hutton is dealing with an upper-body injury, so Buffalo had to send Asplund down in order to make room for Dustin Tokarski on the taxi squad ahead of Friday's match versus Washington. The 23-year-old Asplund will likely rejoin the taxi squad as soon as Hutton is ready to return.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Dustin Tokarski: Elevated to taxi squad
The Sabres added Tokarski to their taxi squad Thursday.
Carter Hutton exited Tuesday's game versus the Flyers with an upper-body injury, so Tokarski will be on hand as an emergency option heading into Friday's clash with the Capitals. The 31-year-old backstop maintained an impressive 1.97 GAA and .924 save percentage through 18 games with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Linus Ullmark: Returns to practice
Ullmark (personal) was back at practice Thursday following the death of his father.
Ullmark will travel with the team for the upcoming two-game road trip versus the Capitals. While it's not a back-to-back, Ullmark should be expected to play in at least one of the games, though an injury to Carter Hutton (upper body) could mean a pair of clashes with Washington for Ullmark.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Back to taxi squad
Per Cap Friendly, the Sabres reassigned Asplund to the taxi squad Wednesday.
The 23-year-old rose to the active roster from the taxi squad for Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia, managing two shots across 7:20 of ice time. Expect Asplund to spend the bulk of his time between the active roster and taxi squad this season. In his stead, Tage Thompson could enter the lineup for Friday's game against the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Jonas Johansson: Back to taxi squad
Johansson was assigned to the taxi squad Wednesday, per CapFriendly.
Johansson was pressed into relief duty Tuesday, playing the third period of a 3-0 loss to the Flyers after Carter Hutton left with an upper-body injury. Moving Johansson to the taxi squad could simply be a paper transaction, but it could also mean Hutton and/or Linus Ullmark (personal) are ready to play Friday versus the Capitals. If one of them can't go, expect Johansson to return to the active roster before puck drop Friday.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Riley Sheahan: Hit in face with puck
Sheahan went to the locker room in the third period of Tuesday's game versus the Flyers after taking a puck to the face, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Sheahan was injured late in the third period, giving him little chance of returning to the contest. The severity of Sheahan's injury is unknown. The 29-year-old has worked in a bottom-six role this year -- if he's unable to play Friday versus the Capitals, Tage Thompson or Kyle Okposo (undisclosed) could be options to enter the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Kyle Okposo: Shifts to IR
Okposo (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Okposo has missed all four of the Sabres' game this year with the injury. It's unclear if he will be ready to go in time for Friday's game against the Capitals. Riley Sheahan has seen most of the playing time in a bottom-six role that Okposo would usually work in.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Carter Hutton: Leaves Tuesday's contest
Hutton did not return for the third period of Tuesday's game in Philadelphia following a collision in the second period.
Hutton actually finished the frame, but it was Jonas Johansson who took over when the teams skated out for the third period. Linus Ullmark would normally have taken over in such a situation, but he's been out the last two days with a personal issue. Carter took the brunt of a collision near the crease and may have struck his head or neck area on the post.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Sitting as healthy scratch
Thompson is not dressed for Tuesday's game against the Flyers and is a healthy scratch.
Thompson hasn't done much over the season's first three games, recording a single assist while skating just 13:26 on Monday against Philadelphia. It'll be interesting to see how long the 26th overall pick in 2016 remains out of the lineup. Thompson's next chance to get back into game action is Friday against the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Linus Ullmark: Not dressed Tuesday
Ullmark (personal) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
As a result, Carter Hutton will make his second start in as many nights with Jonas Johansson taking on backup duties. The reason for Ullmark's absence is ultimately unknown at this point, but nonetheless, his next chance to play will come Friday in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Carter Hutton: Tending twine Tuesday
Hutton will be between the pipes Tuesday in Philadelphia, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
It's a quick turnaround for the Thunder Bay, Ontario native, who knocked off the Flyers on Monday, turning aside 21 of 22 shots in a 6-1 victory. He and the new-look Sabres offense will look for more of the same Tuesday, this time against Brian Elliott.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Rises to active roster
Asplund was recalled from the taxi squad Tuesday.
It's unclear if Asplund will play in Tuesday's game against the Flyers, but he'll at least serve as pregame injury insurance. The 23-year-old played 29 games last season, logging three points, 36 shots on net and 20 hits.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Riley Sheahan: Nets first point
Sheahan picked up an assist in Monday's victory over Philadelphia.
The assist is Sheahan's first point in a Sabres sweater. He's playing on Buffalo's fourth line and averaging 10:29 of ice time thus far. Without providing much coverage in peripheral categories, Sheahan likely only has value in the deepest of leagues.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Dylan Cozens: Moved up to top six
Cozens played on Buffalo's second line during Monday's win over the Flyers.
Cozens started the season on the third line, but after two contests he's been moved up to the top six. He has just one point through three games, but playing on a line with Eric Staal and Victor Olofsson could give the rookie a boost to his offensive production.... See More ... See Less
Sabres' Tage Thompson: Bumped down lineup
Thompson played on the third line during Monday's win over Philadelphia.
After starting the season on the top line, Thompson had one assist in two contests. Both games were losses, so Buffalo changed its lines in an effort to spark the team. Thompson may be able to work his way back up the lineup, but it's encouraging to see him play nonetheless, as a shoulder injury limited him to just one game in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
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