Lindback has not played since February 7th, when he was still with Dallas. With Michal Neuvirth now on Long Island, Lindback will get the first shot at winning the Sabres starting job tonight vs. Tampa Bay. He was 2-8-0 with a 3.71 GAA and .875 SV% with the Stars and is an extremely risky start tonight vs. the high-powered Lightning.
The Sabres have recalled Mikhail Grigorenko from Rochester (AHL).
Grigorenko, 20, has registered 10 goals and 21 assists (31 points) in 38 games with Rochester. With the Sabres breaking down their roster at the deadline, it looks like Grigorenko will be with the team for the remainder of the season. He has two points (1G / 1A) in 12 games with Buffalo.
Ennis (groin) is expected to return to the Sabres lineup on Tuesday.
Ennis has missed the last two games, but practiced on Monday and is expected to play tonight in Tampa Bay. With the Sabres just ripping their team apart, Ennis is the one of a few players who still have a little to offer in fantasy circles. He has 15 goals and 18 assists (33 points) in 61 games this season.
The Sabres have acquired Chad Johnson and a 2016 3rd round pick from the Islanders for Michal Neuvirth.
Johnson, 28, has gone 8-8-1 with a 3.08 GAA and .889 SV% as the Islanders backup, but now he heads to the Sabres with one-year left on his contract. He could be in line for a bunch of starts with Anders Lindback as his only competition, but Johnson is not a serviceable fantasy asset.
Johnson stopped 27 of 28 shots in the Islanders win over the Coyotes on Tuesday. He has won two of three goals with a 1.30 GAA and .957 SV%. Tonight he will face a Hurricanes team he has gone 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and .935 SV%.
Zadorov will be back in the Sabres lineup on Saturday.
Zadorov was a healthy scratch in the last four games, but will be back in the lineup tonight in Florida. He has 13 points (3G / 10A) in 42 games this season. He will be a good player in this league, but the Sabres clearly think he has some growing up to do.
Pysyk collapsed playing pick-up basketball; taken by ambulance to hospital.
Pysyk, who was sent down to Rochester yesterday, had to be rushed to hospital today after collapsing during a pick-up basketball game. Pysyk, who many believe is NHL ready has a bright future ahead of him, so hopefully this is nothing serious.
The Sabres have reassigned Mark Pysyk to Rochester (AHL).
Pysyk had the look of an NHL defenseman in three games during his call-up. He registered one goal and one assist with a plus-4 rating. He heads back to Rochester for now, but expect to see him back soon.
Girgensons (foot) is out indefinitely, but expected to return this season.
Originally head coach Ted Nolan was worried that Girgensons would miss the remainder of the season. He will miss a lengthy period of time, but the Sabres are hopeful that he will return before the end of the season.