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Top Alex Tuch News

  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Supplies winning goal in finale

    Tuch netted the game-winning goal in Buffalo's 5-2 win over Columbus on Friday.

    That extended Tuch's scoring streak to six games, during which he contributed a goal and seven points. He's finished the season with career highs in goals (36) and points (79) over 74 contests. That's a ton of production to get out of Tuch relative to his seven-year, $33.25 million contract ($4.75 million cap hit), which won't expire until the summer of 2026.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Second career hat trick

    Tuch scored a hat trick Saturday in a 6-3 win over the Flyers.

    His first put the Sabres up 2-1 early in the second. Tuch wired a shot from the slot that beat Felix Sandstrom. He went blocker side from the top of the right circle for his second late in the second frame. And Tuch finished the scoring and nailed down his second NHL hat trick with a shorthanded snipe late in the third period. His first hattie came in October against the Flames. Tuch now has 35 goals and 72 points in 67 games.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Three-point eruption Friday

    Tuch scored two goals, one the game-winner on the power play, and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Devils.

    Both tallies came in the second period as the Sabres raced out to a 5-2 lead they nearly coughed up in the third. It's Tuch's second two-goal performance in six games since returning from a lower-body injury, and on the season the 26-year-old has already established new career highs with 32 goals -- eight of them game-winners -- and 68 points, including eight goals and 17 points with the man advantage.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Scores twice in return

    Tuch scored a pair of goals in Monday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    Tuch tied the game 2-2 with his tally early in the third period. He'd add a second goal on a power play later in the frame, his 30th of the season and the eventual game-winner. It was quite a return for Tuch, who had missed Buffalo's previous eight games with a lower-body injury. The 26-year-old winger is up to 64 points this season, a career high, with 30 goals and 34 assists through 58 games.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Removed from injured reserve

    Tuch (lower body) had been activated off injured reserve ahead of Monday's matchup with Toronto, per the NHL media site.

    Tuch was officially labeled a game-time call, but the fact that the team took him of injured reserve clears the way for him to play Monday. The 26-year-old winger will be back in the lineup for the first time since Feb. 24 versus the Panthers, a stretch of eight games on injured reserve.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Game-time call

    Tuch (lower body) is expected to be a game-time decision Monday against Toronto, Jourdon LaBarber of the Sabres' official site reports.

    Tuch fully participated in Monday's morning skate after returning to practice Sunday. It appears probable that he will return to the lineup against the Leafs following an eight-game absence. If Tuch is activated from injured reserve, he should skate on the first line of the Sabres as well as see time on the top power-play unit. The 26-year-old forward has racked up 28 goals, 62 points and 164 shots on net in 57 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Returns to practice Sunday

    Tuch (lower body) practiced with the Sabres on Sunday, per Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.

    Tuch has missed eight games after suffering a lower-body injury on Feb. 24. The 26-year-old winger had been in the midst of a breakout year in Buffalo, tallying 28 goals and 34 assists through 57 games. Tuch should return to a top-line role, which could be as soon as Monday against Toronto, alongside Tage Thompson and Jeff Skinner.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Week-to-week

    Tuch is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

    Tuch, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday, was injured in Friday's 3-1 win over Florida. He has amassed 28 goals, 62 points and 164 shots on goal in 57 games this season. Tuch is expected to be out for at least two weeks, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. Victor Olofsson or Kyle Okposo could see increased roles during Tuch's absence.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Surfaces on IR

    Tuch (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Tuch appeared to be injured in the third period of Buffalo's 3-1 win over Florida on Friday. An update on his status could come from the Sabres on Sunday, but for now he shouldn't be expected to play in at least the next three games. Tuch has generated 28 goals, 62 points and 164 shots on goal in 57 contests this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Goal-scoring streak at three games

    Tuch had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Toronto.

    Tuch's marker came at 8:01 of the third period, reducing Toronto's lead to 5-2. He's up to 27 markers and 61 points in 55 contests. The 26-year-old extended his goal-scoring streak to three games, and Tuch also has three assists over that span.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Earns two points Saturday

    Tuch scored an empty-net goal on three shots and added an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

    This was Tuch's second straight multi-point effort. He set up Owen Power's second-period marker in addition to scoring his empty-netter in the third. Tuch is up to 26 goals and 33 helpers through 54 contests, giving him a career year across the board in the main scoring categories. He's added 157 shots on net and a plus-10 rating while regularly playing on the top line.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: One of each Wednesday

    Tuch scored a goal on two shots, logged an assist and added two PIM in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Ducks.

    Tuch's pair of points came in the third period as the Sabres ran away with the lead. He had been held off the scoresheet over the last two games. The winger is up to 25 tallies, 32 assists, 154 shots on net, a plus-9 rating and 14 power-play points through 53 outings in what's already the best season of his career.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Nets goal Wednesday

    Tuch provided a goal in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Wednesday.

    Tuch scored at 14:45 of the first period, which narrowed Carolina's lead to 3-1. He has 24 goals and 55 points in 50 games in 2022-23. Tuch has recorded at least a point in eight of his last nine contests.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Gets two points Tuesday

    Tuch contributed a goal and an assist in Buffalo's 5-3 win against the Blues on Tuesday.

    Tuch scored at 1:25 of the first period to extend the Sabres' lead to 2-0. He's up to 23 goals and 53 points in 47 contests in 2022-23. Tuch is on a six-game point streak, which makes this his longest run of the campaign, surpassing the five-game scoring streak he enjoyed from Nov. 15-23.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Adds assist in overtime

    Tuch logged an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars.

    Tuch extended his point streak to five games when he helped out on Owen Power's game-winning tally in overtime. During the streak, Tuch has a pair of goals and four assists, though he's also gone minus-2. The 26-year-old winger is one point shy of matching his career high -- he's at 51 points (22 goals, 29 assists), 135 shots on net and a plus-11 rating through 46 contests.

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  • Sabres' Alex Tuch: Two helpers against Ducks

    Tuch picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over Anaheim.

    The 26-year-old had a hand in a Jeff Skinner tally with the man advantage in the first period, then fed Peyton Krebs for the afternoon's final goal midway through the third. It's Tuch's fourth multi-point performance in the last 12 games, a stretch during which he's racked up seven goals and 15 points.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY
Age: 27
Experience: 7
Shoots: Right