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Sabres News
#5 RW
Dylan Cozens: Pots first NHL goal
Jan 22nd
Cozens scored his first career NHL goal in Friday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Capitals.
#3 G
Linus Ullmark: Falls in shootout to Caps
Jan 22nd
Ullmark stopped 29 shots in regulation and overtime and three of four shootout attempts in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
#4 RW
Riley Sheahan: Suiting up Friday
Jan 22nd
Sheahan (face) will be in the lineup for Friday's tilt with Washington.
#2 RW
Kyle Okposo: No-go against Capitals
Jan 22nd
Okposo (undisclosed) won't play Friday against Washington, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
#2 G
Jonas Johansson: Ascends to active roster
Jan 22nd
The Sabres promoted Johansson from their taxi squad to their active roster Thursday, per TSN.
#1 LD
Rasmus Dahlin: Off to slow start
Jan 21st
Dahlin has no points through four games this season.
#1 G
Carter Hutton: Out against Washington
Jan 21st
Hutton (upper body) won't join Buffalo for its two-game road trip versus the Capitals, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
#5 LW
Rasmus Asplund: Sent to AHL affiliate
Jan 21st
The Sabres removed Asplund from their taxi squad and loaned him to AHL Rochester on Thursday.
#4 G
Dustin Tokarski: Elevated to taxi squad
Jan 21st
The Sabres added Tokarski to their taxi squad Thursday.
#5 C
Tage Thompson: Sitting as healthy scratch
Jan 19th
Thompson is not dressed for Tuesday's game against the Flyers and is a healthy scratch.
#3 RD
Brandon Montour: Tallies assist in win
Jan 19th
Montour picked up an assist in Monday's victory over the Flyers.
#2 LD
Henri Jokiharju: Nabs first of season
Jan 18th
Jokiharju scored a goal on two shots and supplied three blocks in Monday's 6-1 win at Philadelphia.
#1 RW
Sam Reinhart: Leads offense with pair of tallies
Jan 18th
Reinhart (lower body) scored twice, including one on the power play, and had six shots in Monday's 6-1 win over the Flyers.
#1 LW
Victor Olofsson: Rounds out scoring in road win
Jan 18th
Olofsson scored a power-play goal on three shots Monday in a 6-1 win over Philadelphia.
#4 C
Curtis Lazar: Rare two-goal game
Jan 18th
Lazar scored twice on two shots and added four hits in Monday's 6-1 win over Philadelphia.
#2 LW
Taylor Hall: Continues hot start
Jan 18th
Hall tallied three assists and two shots Monday in a 6-1 win over the Flyers.
#1 C
Jack Eichel: Racking up helpers
Jan 18th
Eichel dished out three assists and had three shots in Monday's 6-1 win at Philadelphia. He also went 14-for-25 (56.0 percent) in the faceoff circle.
#5 RD
Will Borgen: On taxi squad
Jan 16th
Borgen is starting the season on the taxi squad.
#4 LW
Jeff Skinner: Limited role
Jan 16th
Skinner has started the season on Buffalo's fourth line.
#2 C
Eric Staal: Good to go Friday
Jan 15th
Staal (head) is in the lineup for Friday's contest against Washington, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
#3 LW
Casey Mittelstadt: Headed to taxi squad
Jan 13th
Mittelstadt has been assigned to Buffalo's taxi squad.
#3 LD
Brandon Davidson: Hits waivers
Jan 10th
Buffalo placed Davidson on waivers Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
#6 LW
C.J. Smith: Waived Sunday
Jan 10th
The Sabres waived Smith on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
WAS
Capitals News
#1 RD
John Carlson: Shootout hero in Friday's win
Jan 22nd
Carlson recorded an assist, six shots, three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating before scoring the only goal in the shootout during Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres,
#2 LW
Jakub Vrana: Steps up with two points Friday
Jan 22nd
Vrana scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Sabres.
#1 G
Vitek Vanecek: Hangs on for shootout win
Jan 22nd
Vanecek stopped 24 shots in regulation and overtime and all four shootout attempts he faced in Friday's 4-3 win over the Sabres.
#2 RW
Tom Wilson: Injured Friday
Jan 22nd
Wilson left Friday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
#7 C
Brian Pinho: Joins active roster
Jan 22nd
Pinho was added to the Capitals' active roster from the taxi squad Thursday, per TSN.
#2 G
Ilya Samsonov: Tests positive for COVID-19
Jan 21st
Samsonov has tested positive for COVID-19, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#2 LD
Dmitry Orlov: Slated to miss games
Jan 21st
Orlov (COVID-19 protocols) will be out of the lineup for a minimum of four games, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
#6 C
Evgeny Kuznetsov: Out next four games
Jan 21st
Head coach Peter Laviolette announced that Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) will miss at least the next four games due to quarantine restrictions, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
#1 LW
Alex Ovechkin: Ruled out next four games
Jan 21st
Ovechkin (COVID-19 protocols) will be unavailable for Washington's next four games after entering quarantine, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
#3 G
Craig Anderson: Promoted to active roster
Jan 21st
The Capitals promoted Anderson from their taxi squad to their active roster Thursday.
#1 C
Lars Eller: Opens scoring with first goal
Jan 19th
Eller scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins.
#3 RW
Daniel Sprong: Skating in top six
Jan 19th
Sprong skated alongside Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetsov on the second line during Tuesday's morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#3 C
T.J. Oshie: Shuffled to third line
Jan 19th
Oshie skated alongside Richard Panik and Lars Eller during Tuesday's morning skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
#4 C
Nic Dowd: Scores first of 2020-21
Jan 17th
Dowd scored a goal on his lone shot in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh.
#2 C
Nicklas Backstrom: Finds twine on power play
Jan 17th
Backstrom scored a power-play goal on two shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Penguins.
#4 RW
Garnet Hathaway: Buries goal Thursday
Jan 15th
Hathaway tallied a goal, two shots and two hits during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#1 RW
Conor Sheary: Bags apple in debut
Jan 15th
Sheary registered an assist while logging 10:40 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#1 LD
Brenden Dillon: Pots goal Thursday
Jan 15th
Dillon recorded a goal, a plus-3 rating, two hits and four blocked shots during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#3 RD
Nick Jensen: Bags apple Thursday
Jan 15th
Jensen registered an assist and blocked two shots while logging 20:17 of ice time during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Sabres.
#5 RW
Daniel Carr: Placed on taxi squad
Jan 14th
Carr has been assigned to Washington's taxi squad.
#5 C
Philippe Maillet: Waived by Washington
Jan 11th
Maillet was placed on waivers Monday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.