NHL Buzz: Decrease again damage will likely be out for the Sabers for weeks

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Buffalo Sabres

Eric Comrie He’s anticipated to be out for a number of weeks with a decrease again damage.

The Sabers goaltender suffered the damage Wednesday whereas taking part in for Buffalo in opposition to the Ottawa Senators Rasmus Dallin Ottawa hit ahead Matthew Joseph To Comrie at 9:43 of the second interval. Comrie stayed within the sport and allowed a area objective earlier than leaving with 14 seconds left at 13:08.

An MRI revealed an issue that might hold Comrie out for an prolonged time period.

The Sabers recalled Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen Thursday from Rochester of the American Hockey League. He was 6-3-0 with a 3.07 goals-against common and a .898 save share in 9 AHL video games.

Luukkonen was 2-5-2 with a 2.74 GAA and .917 save share in 9 NHL video games final season.

“I discuss quite a bit about confidence, and that positively helps,” Luukkonen stated. “I really feel like I’ve performed at this stage earlier than and performed nicely. It is time to present it once more. However on the finish of the day, it would not matter final 12 months. Play nicely this 12 months, so I believe it is vital to play nicely once more.”

Jack Quinn The ahead practiced Friday and could possibly be again when the ahead visits the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, SNO, SNP, MSG-B, ESPN+). He missed two video games with an undisclosed damage.

Zemgus Girgensons didn’t observe and will likely be re-evaluated on Monday. The ahead left the sport in opposition to Ottawa late within the second half with an undisclosed damage.

Mathias Samuelsson It is nearer to being again after Friday’s full coaching session. The defenseman, who missed 12 video games with a decrease again damage, paired with him Henri Joquiharhowever coach Don Granato stated he would not be despatched again.

“I believe he is acquired to get his reps and be ok with the place he is at and be assured,” Granato stated. — Heather Engel

Vegas Golden Knights

Nicholas Roy The Golden Knights are unsure after they go to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, CITY, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+).

The ahead suffered a decrease again damage within the third quarter of Vegas’ 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. He had one help in 15:14 of the ice, however didn’t play after 8:58 of the third interval.

“I do not imagine he will make the journey,” Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy stated. “Tomorrow we’ll know higher if he will meet us. I would positively doubt him for Edmonton.”

After Saturday’s sport, the Golden Knights will go to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Cassidy stated he hasn’t determined if he’ll be a middle Jake Leschishin or ahead Michael Amadio will change Roy within the lineup.

Ottawa Senators

Nikita Zaitsev The Senators reassigned him to Belleville of the American Hockey League.

The quarterback, who was wholesome 9 video games into the season, was launched on Nov. 10. He had one help and a minus-3 ranking in seven video games. The Senators are 0-7-0 with Zaitsev this season.

Zaitsev has two seasons, together with this season, and signed a 7-year, $31.5 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Might 2, 2017 (common annual worth of $4.5 million).

Ottawa hosts the New Jersey Devils on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, TSN5, RDS, MSGSN, SN NOW). — Callum Fraser

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