News:Zemgus Girgensons scored three goals in three playoff games as Rochester of the AHL was eliminated from the postseason. Said Rochester coach Chadd Cassidy to The Buffalo News: "He's really come a long way this year. More than anything from what I've seen is just his confidence with the puck has been through the roof. He always plays hard, always plays through people. He's tough to play against, but you can see that confidence when he has the puck."
Analysis:Zemgus Girgensons battled through a concussion earlier in the season, but the first-rounder did pretty well in his first professional campaign, finishing the regular season with six goals and 17 points. The Sabres look like they're heading into a major youth movement, so Girgensons may be coming on strong enough that he'll have a decent shot at a roster spot with the big boys next season.
News:Zemgus Girgensons has three points (one goal, two assists) in 12 games with AHL Rochester since returning from a concussion on Feb. 17.
Analysis: It's rare for a teenager to suit up in the AHL, so don't expect big numbers just yet from the Latvian prospect. He's likely a few seasons away from relevancy in most fantasy leagues, but has a tantalizing combination of size and skill.
Sabres' Prospect Girgensons Suffers Injury In AHL Game
News:Zemgus Girgensons will miss at least this week's games with what is likely a concussion, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News. Girgensons has three goals and six assists in 31 games for AHL Rochester.
Analysis: The young Latvian pivot is still adjusting to pro hockey after foregoing a college career at the University of Vermont. He's not nearly as polished as fellow 2012 first-round pick Mikhail Grigorenko, but the tools are all there. Let's hope this isn't serious.