Injury news out of Buffalo today has Sabres’ forward Jacob Josefson out “week-to-week” with a lower-body injury sustained on Sunday. Josefson had been held scoreless through the first six games, but had been a key penalty killer for the team. The 26-year old signed a one-year, $700K contract with the Sabres this summer after not receiving a qualifying offer from the New Jersey Devils, and is looking to prove that he can be an effective bottom-six player for the team long-term.
Week-to-week doesn’t instill confidence that he’ll be back anytime soon, so the Sabres will have to find another way to fill out their forward group. Today at practice Sam Reinhart was back at center, with Justin Bailey jumping up beside Ryan O’Reilly on the second line. The Sabres are looking for some answer to their early season struggles as they take on Vancouver tomorrow night.
- Wade Megan cleared waivers for the St. Louis Blues and was assigned to the Chicago Wolves. Megan had been placed on waivers when Alex Steen was activated from the injured reserve, and had only played one game for the Blues. He’ll now return to Chicago where he played last season, breaking out for 66 points in 73 games. That kind of production had never been seen from the 27-year old previously, leading to him being a legitimate depth option for the Blues this year.
- Marcus Foligno will be back on the ice for the Minnesota Wild this weekend when they take on the Jets and Flames on back-to-back nights. Foligno was at practice today in a full face cage, protecting the fractured bone he suffered in a fight with John Hayden last week. Foligno expects to wear the cage for the next few weeks as his face heals.