Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons left the team’s last game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an injury, after he took the puck to his ankle. He did not return. After the game Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan stated that the injury looks bad and could be season ending for the Latvian who was the team’s lone All-Star this season.
On Wednesday, the team had the day off and Girgensons was re-evaluated by medical personel. The Sabres got some good news as Nolan announced today that while the injury is serious, it is not as bad as he feared. Nolan stated that Girgensons will be out for a minimum of two weeks. When asked if Zemgus Girgensons had broken his foot or ankle, Nolan replied, ”I’ll have to check the medical records, it could be, but it still could be healed in two weeks.”
Girgensons wasn’t the only Sabre who was hurt in the game against the Blue Jackets. Tyler Ennis has been listed as day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. The Sabres will have to move forward without their top two scoring forwards. The two lead the team with 15 goals each.
The Sabres recalled forwards Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe from AHL Rochester to fill in for Girgensons and Ennis.
Further changes could occur with Chris Stewart heavily rumored to be leaving the team before the NHL’s March 2nd trade deadline.
No Girgensons/Ennis, Sabres will have 2 players tonight vs #Canucks with more than 6 goals on the season (Stewart 10/Moulson 9)
— Jeff Paterson (@patersonjeff) February 26, 2015
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