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44 Nicolas Deslauriers LW
Height/Weight: 6-1/230 | Birthdate: 2/22/1991 | Birthplace: Lassal, Quebec, Canada | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 6/3 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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2/24/2015

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers To Play Tuesday

News: Nicolas Deslauriers (illness) is taking part in pregame warmups and looks set to play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: After leaving early during the morning skate after feeling under the weather, Nicolas Deslauriers seems to have made enough progress over the afternoon to give it a go Tuesday night. He slotted in on the Sabres' third line during pregame rushes, so look for him to see most of his action there against the Blue Jackets.

2/24/2015

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Dealing With Illness

News: Nicolas Deslauriers missed the Sabres' morning skate due to an illness and is questionable to play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 Sports Radio reports. "He's a little under the weather; he came down to the rink this morning and didn't have too much sleep," coach Ted Nolan said of the ill forward. "He was fevered up, so we sent him back to the hotel and we'll see how he feels come game time."
Analysis: Nolan's words suggest the Sabres are treating Nicolas Deslauriers as a true game-time decision. The team has no other extra forward on its roster and no roster spots available to add one from AHL Rochester, so Nikita Zadorov would likely be forced to skate as a seventh defenseman Tuesday if Deslauriers can't play.

2/24/2015

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Absent From Morning Skate

News: Nicolas Deslauriers was absent from the Sabres' morning skate Tuesday.
Analysis: No reason was given for Nicolas Deslauriers' absence, which makes him a game-time decision Tuesday against Columbus. However, with no call-up from AHL Rochester announced and with linemates Marcus Foligno and Brian Flynn practicing without a third player, it looks like Deslauriers will be absent for only a short term. His status Tuesday is questionable at the moment.

2/20/2015

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Scores On One Attempt

News: Nicolas Deslauriers scored on his only shot attempt during Thursday's eventual 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers has fewer shot attempts (50) than games played (58), as his game is not geared toward the type of offensive numbers that fantasy owners crave. Instead, look for Deslauriers to put up friendlier numbers for categories not involving the puck, such as penalty minutes and hits.

1/9/2015

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers May Sit Against Lightning

News: Nicolas Deslauriers' poor effort in a loss to Carolina may cost him his spot in the lineup Friday, reports WGR 550.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers' penalties cost the Sabres two goals and head coach Ted Nolan said Deslauriers' performance will have an effect. The Sabres won't reveal their new lineup until moments before Friday's game, but don't be surprised if Deslauriers' name isn't there. He has 12 points in 42 games this season but his performances have been inconsistent.

12/28/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF Sabres' Deslauriers Stays Hot Saturday

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Stays Hot Saturday

News: Nicolas Deslauriers recorded two points in Saturday's comeback victory over the Islanders, scoring a third-period goal and assisting on another. He finished the night with five shot attempts and five hits.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers' wrist shot with less than 14 minutes remaining in the third period broke up goalie Kevin Poulin's shutout and ignited a furious rally for the Sabres, who overcame a 3-0 deficit in a matter of six minutes. The winger has tallied two goals and two assists over the last three games, solidifying his place for now on the club's second line.

12/24/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Finds Net Tuesday

News: Nicolas Deslauriers potted his third goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: A rash of injuries at forward forced Nicolas Deslauriers from his usual bottom-six spot up to the second line Tuesday, a role he's probably a bit underqualified to fill. While he was able to come away with a point, his overall scoring marks (10 points in 35 games) on the season don't make him much of an interesting fantasy option. Roster him only if you need help in the hits category, where his total of 108 ranks first on the team.

11/19/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers: Three-Game Point Streak

News: Nicolas Deslauriers bagged a goal in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Analysis: The bottom-six forward has a three-game point streak going, but since he's attempted just one shot on goal in each of those contests, it wouldn't seem to be worthwhile to read to much into the surge in production. Nicolas Deslauriers instead carries most of his value in the form of PIM (28 in 20 games) and hits (66).

11/12/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers To Hear From NHL

News: Nicolas Deslauriers was given a match penalty for spearing Vladimir Tarasenko in the groin Tuesday and will have to speak with the NHL's Department of Player Safety.
Analysis: Any match penalty means the player is automatically suspended from play until the NHL hands down a ruling for additional discipline. Given that this is Nicolas Deslauriers' first offense, the NHL may simply fine him rather than suspend him, but it was a cheap shot play that could've been avoided, and the rough-and-tumble Deslauriers plays the game with a definite edge. He's not a fantasy-relevant player so his suspension shouldn't make many ripples in leagues.

10/26/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Contributes First Point In Win

News: Nicolas Deslauriers potted the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 upset victory over the Sharks.
Analysis: As a fourth-liner mostly tasked with checking, Nicolas Deslauriers typically isn't asked to generate offense, but he happened to be in the right place at the right time Saturday, slapping a rebound past goalie Alex Stalock for the winning tally. It was the first point of the season for Deslauriers, who will offer most of his fantasy contributions in the form of penalty minutes (11 in nine games) and hits (25).

10/3/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers In Good Standing For Opener

News: Nicolas Deslauriers appears likely to make the Sabres' Opening Night roster, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Patrick Kaleta's injury created an opening for a grinder on the Sabres' fourth line, and it looks like Nicolas Deslauriers will be asked to fill that void. He'll pile up some hits and penalty minutes if he ends up sticking in the role, but his minimal offensive contributions and an ugly plus/minus rating will drain most of his value.

5/26/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres Ink Deslauriers To Two-Year Deal

News: Nicolas Deslauriers agreed to an two-year, $1.275 million NHL deal with the Sabres on Monday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers' contract will pay him the same salary in the NHL or AHL, but he is not waiver exempt, meaning the Sabres could potentially lose him if they attempt to assign him to the minors. Deslauriers, a defenseman turned winger, was acquired along with prospect Hudson Fasching from the Kings. He skated in 17 games for the injury-depleted Sabres and notched just one goal, but new general manager Tim Murray obviously liked enough of what he saw to give Deslauriers a standard NHL contract.

4/13/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres Recall Deslauriers

News: Nicolas Deslauriers was recalled for the Sabres' season finale on Sunday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers will get a chance to add to his one career goal in Sunday's season finale. He will also get another chance to audition for the Sabres for the 2014-15 season, but will likely continue in his role as a fringe player.

4/9/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres Reassign Deslauriers

News: The Sabres reassigned Nicolas Deslauriers to AHL Rochester on Wednesday, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers recorded a goal and nine PIM in 16 games with the Sabres after being acquired from the Kings at the trade deadline. He'll return to the AHL, where he racked up 18 goals and 21 assists in 60 games with AHL Manchester before being traded.

4/4/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Pots First Career Goal

News: Nicolas Deslauriers scored the first goal of his NHL career in Friday's 3-2 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Acquired in a trade from the Kings, Nicolas Deslauriers switched from defense to forward earlier this season and became an offensive force for the AHL Manchester Monarchs. The Sabres like Deslauriers' size and have given him pretty consistent playing time since his arrival. Though he's not a big offensive contributor yet, that he's starting to score is a good sign for the late bloomer.

4/3/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Available Thursday

News: Nicolas Deslauriers (personal) will be available Thursday against the Blues.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers missed Tuesday's game due to the birth of his child, but there's a decent chance he'll draw back in, with at least three of the Sabres' other forwards nursing injuries.

4/1/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Deslauriers Out Tuesday

News: Nicolas Deslauriers will miss Tuesday's game against the Devils as his wife had a baby Monday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: The Sabres acquired Nicolas Deslauriers in a deadline deal with the Kings, and he's still looking for his first NHL point after 12 games of action with Buffalo. He's already back with the team, so we expect to see him back out there soon.

3/7/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Sabres' Recall Deslauriers On Emergency Basis

News: The Sabres recalled Nicolas Deslauriers on an emergency basis Friday, the Olean Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers, who was recently acquired from the Kings, was summoned after fellow forwards Zemgus Girgensons and Chris Stewart suffered injuries Thursday night. Deslauriers is a big player who recently switched from defense to forward and has enjoyed a lot more offensive success as a result. The former third-round pick was second in scoring for AHL Manchester before getting dealt along with prized prospect Hudson Fasching. No word on which line Deslauriers will play on, or if he will even dress, but he certainly brings some size and skill to the lineup. Until he earns a regular spot in the lineup, his value is minimal.

3/5/2014

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Deslauriers Heads To Sabres

News: Nicolas Deslauriers was sent by the Kings to the Sabres along with Hudson Fasching in exchange for Brayden McNabb, Jonathan Parker and a pair of second-round draft picks, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: Nicolas Deslauriers, who was formerly a blueliner, has been playing forward for AHL Manchester, where he notched 39 points in 60 games prior to Wednesday's deal. Buffalo will reach down to the farm with the departures of Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick, and Deslauriers might get a look. The big forward brings some size and offense, but is unlikely to make a significant impact for the Sabres.

6/1/2011

Nicolas Deslauriers, D, BUF

Nicolas Deslauriers

Kings Ink Defensive Prospect Deslauriers

News: The Kings have signed Deslauriers to a three-year contract, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Deslauriers was the Kings' third-round selection of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The playmaking defenseman has spent four seasons with the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL, a junior league.