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JACK EICHEL INJURY UPDATE


Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the season due to a herniated disc in his neck.

Eichel is expected to be healthy and ready to play at the beginning of the 2021-22 season.

SABRES ACQUIRE ANDERS BJORK, 2ND-ROUND PICK FROM BOSTON

The Sabres have acquired forward Anders Bjork and a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Boston Bruins in exchange for forwards Taylor Hall and Curtis Lazar.

Highlights:

  • Set career-high totals in games played (58), goals (9), assists (10) and points (19) in 2019-20, adding one assist in 10 playoff contests.
  • Named to the Hobey Baker Top 10 after his junior season at the University of Notre Dame in 2016-17, during which he tied for ninth in NCAA scoring with 52 points (21+31) in 39 games. Totaled 109 points (40+69) in 115 career collegiate contests.
  • Has represented the United States at the IIHF World Championship (2017), the IIHF World Junior Championship (2016) and the IIHF U18 World Championship (2014).

SABRES ACQUIRE 3RD-ROUND PICK FROM FLORIDA

The Sabres have acquired a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft from the Florida Panthers in exchange for defenseman Brandon Montour.

Postgame Report: 4/9 vs. Washington

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Capitals
(26-11-4)
2 1 1 4 33
Sabres
(9-25-6)
1 1 1 3 33

Game Summary
Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Rasmus Dahlin extended his point streak to four games (1+4) with an assist on Henri Jokiharju’s first-period goal.
    • Dahlin’s four-game assist streak matches his longest this season (Last: Feb. 20 at New Jersey to Feb. 25 vs. New Jersey).
  • With his goal tonight, Casey Mittelstadt now has six points (4+2) in his last six games, marking the best six-game stretch of his career.
  • Tage Thompson’s goal tonight extended his point streak to three games (2+1).
    • Tonight also marked the second time in his career and first since Nov. 19 and 21, 2018 that Thompson scored a goal in consecutive games.
  • Cody Eakin went a perfect 8-for-8 at the faceoff dot, marking the first time in his career that he was perfect at the faceoff dot in a game in which he’s taken at least six faceoffs.
    • Tonight was the second time this season that a Sabres player was perfect at the faceoff dot while taking at least eight faceoffs. The other was Mittelstadt, who also went 8-for-8 against Pittsburgh on March 11.
  • With two assists tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has nine points (1+8) in his last 11 games against the Capitals dating back to the 2018-19 season.
  • Buffalo went 35-for-58 at the faceoff dot for a 60.3 win percentage. Tonight’s game was the sixth game this season and second against the Capitals in which the Sabres have won at least 60 percent of their faceoffs.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Capitals Vanecek W 3 33
Sabres Tokarski L 4 33
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Capitals Vanecek 16-7-3 .911 2.66
Sabres Tokarski 0-4-0 .899 3.86

 

SABRES CLAIM CAGGIULA OFF WAIVERS

The Sabres have claimed forward Drake Caggiula off of waivers.


Highlights:

  • Has totaled 83 points (42+41) in 249 career games with the Edmonton Oilers, Chicago Blackhawks and Arizona Coyotes.
  • Set a career high in points (23) and tied his career high in assists (11) during the 2018-19 season with the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Played four years of collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota where he totaled 127 points (62+65) in 162 games. Won the 2016 NCAA National Championship with the Fighting Hawks and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.