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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-7-5 83
31-13-8 70
32-15-1 65
26-20-4 56
24-22-6 54
24-23-3 51
21-19-8 50
20-27-4 44

Top Sabres News

  • 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' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Surrenders four goals to Hurricanes

    Luukkonen turned aside 29 of 33 shots in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Wednesday.

    Luukkonen allowed three goals on a staggering 17 shots in the first period. He held firm in the second frame, but Luukkonen surrendered another marker on four shots in the third. Carolina's final goal was scored on an empty net. Luukkonen fell to 13-6-2 with a 3.26 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 21 games this season. The 23-year-old has allowed at least three goals in three of his last four outings.

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  • Sabres' Tage Thompson: Exits with upper-body injury

    Thompson (upper body) won't return to Wednesday's game against Carolina.

    Thompson missed Monday's practice because of an upper-body injury and was initially questionable for Wednesday's outing as a result. It's not clear if Thompson left the game because of the same upper-body injury or due to a new issue. He recorded a shot and a minus-1 rating in 11:16 of ice time before exiting the contest. The 25-year-old entered Wednesday's action with 34 goals and 68 points through 49 games. If Thompson is unavailable for any significant period of time, then Dylan Cozens might be asked to play a bigger role.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Facing Hurricanes

    Luukkonen will patrol the home crease during Wednesday's matchup with Carolina, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Luukkonen was sharp in his last start Saturday against the Wild, turning aside 33 of 35 shots, but he was ultimately stuck with a loss due to insufficient goal support from his teammates. He'll try to get back in the win column in a tough home matchup with a red-hot Hurricanes team that's won six straight contests.

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  • Sabres' Dylan Cozens: Good to go

    Cozens (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Wednesday versus the Hurricanes, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Cozens is expected to return to his usual top-six role following his one-game absence, skating on the second line and the second power-play unit against Carolina. He's racked up 17 goals and 43 points through 48 contests this season.

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  • Sabres' Mattias Samuelsson: Back at it

    Samuelsson (lower body) will return to the lineup Wednesday against Carolina, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Samuelsson should return to a top-pairing role following his two-game absence. The 22-year-old American has picked up five points while posting a plus-11 rating through 34 contests this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Tage Thompson: Good to go

    Thompson (upper body) will play Wednesday versus Carolina, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Thompson missed Monday's practice due to an upper-body issue, but he should slot into his usual featured role skating on the top line and the No. 1 power-play unit against the Hurricanes. The 25-year-old winger has been exceptional this season, having racked up 34 goals, 68 points and 199 shots on net through only 49 games.

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  • Sabres' Matej Pekar: Heading to ECHL

    Pekar was assigned to ECHL Cincinnati on Tuesday.

    Pekar has one assist in five games with AHL Rochester this season. He also has three goals and eight points in 11 ECHL appearances this campaign.

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  • Sabres' Tage Thompson: Back at practice

    Thompson (upper body) participated in Tuesday's practice and the Sabres hope to have him in the lineup Wednesday versus Carolina, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    The Sabres expect to know more about Thompson's availability Wednesday morning. He skated between Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch during Tuesday's session after sitting out Monday's practice. Thompson has racked up 34 goals, 68 points and 199 shots on net in 49 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Mattias Samuelsson: Remains day-to-day

    Samuelsson (lower body) practiced Monday and remains day-to-day, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.

    Samuelsson's availability for Wednesday's matchup with Carolina hasn't been decided yet. He has sat out the past two games. If Samuelsson is unable to return, Kale Clague could be paired with Rasmus Dahlin again in Buffalo's final game before a nine-day break.

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  • Sabres' Dylan Cozens: Still day-to-day

    Cozens (undisclosed) remains day-to-day after practicing Monday, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.

    Cozens sat out Saturday's contest against Minnesota and it hasn't been determined yet if he will play Wednesday versus Carolina. He has produced 17 goals and 43 points in 48 games this season. If Cozens doesn't return Wednesday, his next chance to play will be Feb. 11 against the Flames.

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  • Sabres' Tage Thompson: Day-to-day with upper-body injury

    Thompson is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

    Thompson didn't take part in Monday's practice. It is unclear at this time if he will be in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against Carolina. Thompson's availability for the NHL All-Star Game this weekend could also be in doubt. He has compiled 34 goals, 68 points and 199 shots on net through 49 games this season.

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  • Sabres' Rasmus Asplund: Draws back in

    Asplund returned to the lineup Saturday against Minnesota after being a healthy scratch for six straight games.

    Asplund, who spent most of the contest alongside Tyson Jost and Jack Quinn, got a chance to play because Dylan Cozens (undisclosed) was unavailable. If Cozens is good to go Wednesday versus Carolina, Asplund is likely to return to the press box. The 25-year-old Swede has recorded two goals and six assists in 26 appearances this season.

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  • Sabres' Zemgus Girgensons: Pots goal in shootout loss

    Girgensons scored a goal on one shot in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.

    Girgensons gave the Sabres a 2-1 lead, scoring on a wide-open net off a nice pass from Kyle Okposo. This goal snaps a 12-game point drought for Girgensons and gives him two goals in his last 15 games. On the season, the Latvian forward has five goals and 11 points in 47 games.

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  • Sabres' Jack Quinn: Scores opening goal

    Quinn scored a goal on two shots in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.

    Quinn scored a goal on an incredible individual effort, opening the scoring just 2:22 into the game. This goal snaps a seven-game point drought for Quinn and gives him just three points in his last 18 games. On the season, the 2020 eighth-overall selection has eight goals and 20 points in 42 games.

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  • Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Plays well in shootout loss

    Luukkonen stopped 33 of 35 shots in the Sabres' 3-2 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.

    Luukkonen played well against Minnesota, losing a goaltending battle with Marc-Andre Fleury in a shootout. The Finnish goaltender has had a decent month of January, posting a 6-2-0 record with a 3.22 GAA and a .903 save percentage. Luukkonen is currently in a timeshare with Eric Comrie and Craig Anderson for the Sabres' net, though he's been seeing more starts than the other two.

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  • Sabres' Mattias Samuelsson: Won't return Saturday

    Samuelsson (lower body) won't play Saturday versus the Wild, per Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News.

    Samuelsson, who was a game-time decision, is set to miss his second straight contest. He has a goal and five points in 34 games in 2022-23. With Samuelsson unavailable, Kale Clague is projected to be in the lineup for the second consecutive game.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 3.66
(3rd)
3.35
(22nd)
25.3
(5th)

Injuries

Player Injury
T. Thompson C Tage Thompson C Upper Body
B. Bishop G Ben Bishop G Knee

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