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21:20  18 november  2019
21:20  18 november  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Kucherov scores, Lightning beat Sabres 3-2 in Sweden

  Kucherov scores, Lightning beat Sabres 3-2 in Sweden STOCKHOLM — Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games in the Swedish capital. They will meet again Saturday night at Ericsson Globe in the NHL Global Series. Alex Killorn and Yanni Gourde also scored for the Lightning. Sam Reinhart twice for Buffalo. The Sabres have lost four straight. RED WINGS 4, BRUINS 2They will meet again Saturday night at Ericsson Globe in the NHL Global Series.

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The Buffalo Sabres released their injury report today, and one name in particular drew plenty of attention. Veteran forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely with a concussion, a frightening injury for someone with his history of brain injuries. The team also announced that Tage Thompson, who didn’t even make it through his season debut, will be out three to five weeks with a shoulder injury.

Okposo, 31, has suffered multiple head injuries over the last few years, including one that put him in the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Hospital in 2017. That was followed by a concussion in 2018 and another one in February when he was struck with a hard punch from Anthony DeAngelo.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak to have hearing for elbowing Rasmus Dahlin

  Tampa Bay Lightning's Erik Cernak to have hearing for elbowing Rasmus Dahlin The 19-year-old Sabres defenseman suffered a concussion on the play.In Tampa's 5-2 victory over Buffalo on Monday, Dahlin was skating in the offensive zone and made a pass before Cernak came in and blindsided the 19-year-old defenseman with an elbow to the face. There was no call on the play, but Dahlin left the game, bleeding and holding his face as he headed down the tunnel.

The Sabres are starting to look awfully thin at forward as Okposo and Thompson join Vladimir Sobotka on the sideline, meaning their pursuit of another top-nine option could be amplified in the coming days. The team could potentially get even more salary cap relief by putting Okposo on long-term injured reserve if he is going to miss at least a month, though that is not clear at this point.

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Five-goal first period leads Sabres to 7-1 win over Devils .
BUFFALO, N.Y. — It was a day worth celebrating for the Buffalo Sabres. On the team’s 50th birthday as a franchise, the Sabres scored five goals in the first period on their way to a 7-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. It was an offensive explosion that had been a long time in the works, according to coach Ralph Krueger. “The last six games before this really had been games of good habits, and a lot of the offence that we were starting to create hadn’t really functioned that well with goals,” Krueger said. “I thought we had a deserved first period, kind of like the fruit of the labour from the week before almost seemed to pay off. We were hot.

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