NHL Buzz: A number of weeks out for Sabers with lower-body harm

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Buffalo Sabres

Eric Comrie Anticipated to be out a number of weeks with decrease physique harm.

The Sabers goaltender was injured Wednesday in opposition to the Ottawa Senators whereas the Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin Ottawa pushed on Matthew Joseph by Comrie at 9:43 of the second interval. Comrie stayed within the recreation and allowed a objective 14 seconds later earlier than leaving at 13:08.

An MRI revealed an issue that can hold Comry out for a very long time.

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

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

“I discuss lots about confidence and that undoubtedly helps,” Luukkonen mentioned. “I get the sensation from these video games that I have been in a position to do it earlier than, play properly at this stage. Now it is time to present it once more. However on the finish of the day, it does not matter should you did not do it final yr. Play properly this yr. So , I feel it is essential to carry out properly once more.”

Jack Quinn practiced Friday, and will return subsequent Saturday when the Sabers go to the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET; CBC, SNO, SNP, MSG-B, ESPN+). He missed two matches attributable to an undisclosed harm.

Zemgus Girgensons Didn’t observe and shall be reevaluated on Monday. The ahead left the sport in opposition to Ottawa within the second interval with an unspecified harm.

Matthias Samuelson Nearer to returning after collaborating in full observe on Friday. The defenseman, who missed 12 video games with a lower-body harm, skated on a pair. Henry JokiharHowever coach Don Granato mentioned they will not deliver him again.

“I feel he’ll get his reps and really feel good and assured about the place he is at,” Granato mentioned. — Heather Engel

Vegas Golden Knights

Nicholas Roy Saturday (10 pm ET; CBC, SN, CITY, ATTSN-RM, ESPN+) is uncertain when the Golden Knights go to the Edmonton Oilers.

The ahead suffered a lower-body harm within the third interval of Vegas’ 4-1 win in opposition to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. He had one help in 15:14 of ice time however didn’t play after the 8:58 mark of the third interval.

“I do not consider he will make the journey,” Golden Knights coach Bruce Cassidy mentioned. “I will know higher tomorrow when he meets us. I will undoubtedly doubt him for Edmonton.”

After they play on Saturday, the Golden Knights will go to the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Cassidy mentioned he hasn’t selected a middle Jake Leschyshyn or additional Michael Amadio will change Roy within the lineup.

Ottawa Senators

Nikita Zaitsev Belleville of the American Hockey League was reassigned by the Senators.

The defenseman, who has carried out properly in 9 video games this season, was cleared on November 10. He has 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 a seven-year, $31.5 million contract ($4.5 million common annual worth) he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Might 2, 2017.

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

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