Skip to main content

Buffalo Sabres

Atlantic


Kyle Okposo has been traded to the Florida Panthers by the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Calle Sjalin and a conditional 2024 seventh-round pick. (Source: NHL.com on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Okposo will join a Florida squad battling for the top spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs as the club looks to return to the Stanley Cup Finals for a second consecutive season. The veteran provides more value as a reliable defensive forward option, recording 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) to go along with 61 hits in 61 games so far this season.

Category: Transactions


Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 31-of-33 shots during a 3-2 win versus Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: He has looked good in his last two starts allowing just two goals both resulting in wins for the Sabres. This season in 10 games he has a record of 5-3-1 with a 2.71 GAA and a .914 SV%.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Tuch scored a goal and added an assist during a 3-2 win versus Pittsburgh. He had four shots and finished with an even rating in 25:01 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Tuch now has six goals and seven assists in 17 games played. He has three goals and one assist in his last five games.

Category: Game Recaps


Victor Olofsson delivered two assists during a 3-2 win versus Pittsburgh. He had one shot attempt and finished with an even rating in 14:09 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He has four assists in his last two games. This season in 14 games, Olofsson has two goals and five assists with a minus-one rating.

Category: Game Recaps


JJ Peterka had two assists during a 3-2 win versus Chicago. He didn't record a shot in 14:35 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games, Peterka has two goals and four assists with 13 shots in that span. This season in 18 games he has seven goals and seven assists with a plus-four rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeff Skinner scored a power-play goal during a 3-2 win versus Chicago. He scored on his only shot attempt in 15:00 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games, he has two goals and one assist with 16 shots in that span. This season in 18 games Skinner has eight goals and six assists with a minus-four rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Rasmus Dahlin scored a goal and had two assists during a 3-2 win versus Chicago. He had five shots on goal and three hits in 28:59 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In his last five games, Dahlin has one goal and three assists with 13 shots in that span. In 18 games this season he has four goals and 11 assists with a minus-one rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Casey Mittelstadt had an assist during a 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina. He had one shot attempt and finished with a minus-two rating in 21:39 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He currently has a five-game point streak with two goals and four assists in that span. In 13 games this season Mittelstadt has three goals and nine assists with a plus-three rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Eric Comrie stopped 24-of-25 shots during a 3-1 win versus the New York Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first game of the season. Last year Comrie played in 19 games posting a 9-9-1 record with a 3.67 GAA and a .886 SV%.

Category: Game Recaps


Tage Thompson had 10 shots on goal but didn't record a point during a 3-1 win versus the New York Islanders. He also finished with an even rating while playing 18:18 minutes in the game.

Fantasy Impact: In the first five games for the Sabres, Thompson hasn't been shy about shooting the puck. He has 24 shot attempts but has scored only one goal with no assists this season. He has a career shooting percentage of 12.5% and posted a career-best 15.9% last season when he scored 47 goals.

Category: Game Recaps


Henri Jokiharju had an assist during a 4-3 loss to Calgary. He didn't record a shot and finished with a plus-one rating in 14:35 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In four games played he has four assists but hasn't scored a goal yet this season but only has four shot attempts early in the year. Last season in 60 games played he had three goals and 10 assists with a minus-12 rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Devon Levi stopped 32-of-36 shots during a 4-3 loss to Calgary.

Fantasy Impact: Levi has appeared in all four games this season for Buffalo posting a 1-3 record with 13 goals allowed and a save percentage of .892. The young net minder played in seven games last season with a 5-2 record and a 2.94 GAA.

Category: Game Recaps


Dylan Cozens had two assists during a 4-3 loss to Calgary. He didn't record a shot in the game but did finish with a plus-two rating in 17:38 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He has one goal and two assists in his first four games of the season. Last year he played in 81 games posting 31 goals and 37 assists with a minus-three rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Owen Power picked up an assist on the only goal of the evening for the Sabres during a 5-1 loss to the New York Rangers. He played 22:53 minutes on 27 shifts and finished with a minus-one rating.

Fantasy Impact: The Calder Memorial Trophy finalist is fresh off signing a 7-year extension with the Sabres and should be a major piece for Buffalo this season as they look to push for a playoff spot. Last season in 79 games he posted four goals and 31 assists with a plus-10 rating.

Category: Game Recaps


Craig Anderson stopped 25-of-28 shots during a 4-3 win versus Toronto. Buffalo had lost four straight (0-3-1) and six of their last seven games (1-5-1).

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has gone 2-2-1 in his last five games with 12 goals allowed in that span. This season in 23 games he has a record of 10-9-2 with a 2.79 GAA and a .917 SV%.

Category: Game Recaps


Jack Quinn scored a first-period unassisted goal during a 3-2 shootout loss to Minnesota. He had two shots and one block in 11:10 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He now has eight goals and 12 assists in 42 games played. It was Quinn's first goal since January 14th at Nashville.

Category: Game Recaps


Ilya Lyubushkin handed out three assists during a 6-3 win versus Anaheim. He finished the game with three shot attempts, two hits, and a plus-two rating in 17:32 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was quite the offensive explosion for Lyubushkin considering he had just five assists total prior to this game. In 31 games played this season, he is still searching for his first goal and has only attempted 16 shots on goal.

Category: Game Recaps


Peyton Krebs had two goals during a 6-3 win versus Anaheim. He only played 11:21 minutes but was very active posting three shots, and he also had a five-minute fighting penalty in the second period.

Fantasy Impact: The goals give Krebs six for the season and he also has six assists in 37 games played. He does have three of those goals in his last three games.

Category: Game Recaps


Buffalo Sabres defenseman Mattias Samuelsson will miss a few weeks due to an upper-body injury. (Source: Paul Hamilton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said Samuelsson has an MRI and It was revealed he would miss a few weeks with an upper-body injury. Surprisingly signed to a seven-year deal at the beginning of the season, the 22-year-old went without a point across the first five games of the season, collected 11 hits, 11 blocks, two penalty minutes, and a plus-six rating as part of his 19:36 of average ice time. The Sabres' blueline is further depleted with fellow defender Henri Jokiharju also out week-to-week after taking a puck to the face.

Category: Injury Updates


Hinostroza scored a goal late in the second period to tie the game 3-3 in Buffalo's win over Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: The Sabres forward is now up to 24 points (12 goals, 12 assists) in 57 games this year.

Category: Game Recaps