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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
40-16-4 84
35-12-14 84
34-17-8 76
33-21-6 72
32-24-6 70
28-28-4 60
23-28-9 55
25-29-3 53

Top Sabres News

  • Sabres' Erik Johnson: Unavailable Thursday

    Johnson won't play Thursday versus Tampa Bay due to an illness.

    Johnson also missed the morning skate. He has three goals, 24 PIM, 93 hits and 68 blocks in 50 outings in 2023-24. With the 35-year-old defenseman unavailable, Ryan Johnson is likely to draw into the lineup versus the Lightning.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: In goal against Bolts

    Luukkonen will get the starting nod on the road versus the Lightning on Thursday, per Michael Augello of The Hockey News.

    Luukkonen will make his seventh consecutive appearance between the pipes and his 17th in the club's last 19 outings. During his recent six-game stretch, the backstop is 4-2-0 with a 2.31 GAA and a .919 save percentage. Even with Dustin Tokarski up from the minors, the Sabres look poised to give Luukkonen as much work as he can handle down the stretch.

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  • Sabres' Dustin Tokarski: Back in bigs

    Tokarski was recalled from AHL Rochester on Thursday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Tokarski was recalled to give Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen some time off during practice. Tokarski will be the third goaltender for now, as Eric Comrie will back up Luukkonen in Tampa Bay on Thursday. Tokarski has not played in the NHL this season.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Tough loss in south Florida

    Luukkonen made 34 saves in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Panthers.

    The 24-year-old netminder was the main reason the Sabres kept it close, and two of the goals Luukkonen allowed happened while his team was shorthanded. Even then, he nearly bailed Buffalo out -- Brandon Montour's game-winner midway through the third period came in a 5-on-3 situation and through heavy traffic, and Luukkonen still got a piece of the puck. Since the beginning of January, he's posted an elite 1.83 GAA and .935 save percentage, but he has only a 10-7-0 record in 17 starts to show for it.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Guarding goal Tuesday

    Luukkonen will guard the road goal Tuesday against Florida, according to Jameson Olive of the Panthers' official site.

    Luukkonen has stopped 84 of 89 shots during his three-game winning streak. In 34 appearances this season, he has earned a 17-14-2 record with four shutouts, a 2.45 GAA and a .913 save percentage. Florida is tied for 12th in the league with 3.28 goals per contest this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Good to go

    Skinner (undisclosed) will be available to play Tuesday against Florida, Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic reports.

    Skinner left Monday's practice early and underwent imaging on a potential injury, but he will be able to suit up Tuesday. He has accumulated 19 goals, 36 points and 16 shots on net in 50 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Tyson Jost: Summoned from minors

    Jost was recalled from AHL Rochester on Monday.

    Jost has split time between the NHL and AHL this campaign. In 29 appearances with Buffalo, he has two goals and two assists. The 25-year-old forward also has three goals and 13 points over 23 contests at the minor-league level in 2023-24. Jost's return to the NHL may not bode well for those with shares of Jeff Skinner (undisclosed), who was scheduled to undergo some tests Monday after leaving practice early.

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  • Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Undergoing medical imaging

    Skinner is set for an MRI before the club leaves for its two-game road trip, Heather Engel of reports Monday.

    Skinner was on the ice for just a few minutes Monday before departing and should be considered questionable heading into Tuesday's meeting with the Panthers. Skinner has managed just two goals and one assist over his last 12 contests after overcoming a previous upper-body issue. If Skinner were to miss any time, both Zach Benson and John-Jason Peterka could be in line for a promotion to the top line.

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  • Sabres' Jeff Skinner: Nets power-play marker

    Skinner scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Hurricanes.

    Skinner got the Sabres on the board 6:27 into the second period, burying a rebound of Spencer Martin on the power play to tie the game 1-1. The 31-year-old Skinner has two goals over his last three games after he was held to just one point (an assist) over his previous nine contests. Overall, Skinner's up to 19 goals and 36 points through 50 games this season, a significant step down from his 82-point campaign in 2022-23.

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  • Sabres' Owen Power: Scores in return

    Power tallied a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 3-2 win over Carolina.

    Power logged 23:05 of ice time after missing Buffalo's last six games with a hand injury. The 21-year-old blueliner had quite an impact in his return, beating Spencer Martin from the slot to tie the game 2-2 late in the third period. Power has three goals and 16 assists with a plus-3 rating through 52 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Kale Clague: Dropped to AHL

    Clague was reassigned to AHL Rochester on Sunday.

    Clague dressed in two games with Buffalo during his NHL stint, tallying one assist and averaging 10:12 of ice time. With Owen Power (hand) back from injured reserve, Clague was no longer needed at the top level.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Strong again in win

    Luukkonen stopped 30 of 32 shots in Sunday's 3-2 shootout victory over Carolina.

    Luukkonen allowed just a pair of goals Sunday, a Tony DeAngelo tally early in the opening period and a Martin Necas power-play marker in the third, before blanking the Hurricanes in the shootout to earn the win. The 24-year-old Luukkonen has won five of his last six outings, posting an impressive .933 save percentage in that span. Overall, he's 17-14-2 with a .914 save percentage and 2.45 GAA this season. Luukkonen has started 12 of Buffalo's last 14 contests, so he figures to get the nod again Tuesday on the road versus the Panthers.

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  • Sabres' Owen Power: Removed from IR

    Power (hand) was activated from injured reserve Sunday, per the NHL's media site.

    Power will likely get back into the lineup Sunday against the Hurricanes. The 21-year-old blueliner missed the previous six games and hasn't dressed since Feb. 10. Power has 18 points in 51 games this season but just one over his last nine contests.

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  • Sabres' Victor Olofsson: Returns to practice

    Olofsson (illness) is expected to rejoin the Sabres on Sunday against the Hurricanes, Heather Engel of reports.

    Olofsson had missed the Sabres' last four contests with an illness, though he was back at practice Sunday prior to a home matchup with Carolina. It's been a tough year for the 28-year-old Olofsson -- he has four goals and 12 points through 35 games while serving as a healthy scratch of late.

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  • Sabres' Erik Johnson: Ready to rock

    Johnson (illness) will play Sunday versus the Hurricanes, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.

    Johnson, who will return from a one-game absence, will replace Kale Clague in the lineup against Carolina. The 35-year-old Johnson has produced three goals, 39 shots on net, 65 blocked shots and 88 hits across 48 outings this season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.86 2.96 16.1


Player Injury
J. Quinn RW Jack Quinn RW Lower Body
E. Johnson D Erik Johnson D Illness
M. Samuelsson D Mattias Samuelsson D Upper Body

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