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28 Zemgus Girgensons C
Height/Weight: 6-1/190 | Birthdate: 1/5/1994 | Birthplace: Riga, Latvia | Team: Buffalo Sabres | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 5/1 | Average Draft Position: 108.75
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5/15/2014

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Leads Latvia Past USA

News: Zemgus Girgensons' strong play at the World Championship continues as he scored his first goal of the tournament and led Latvia to a 6-5 win over USA on Thursday, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Analysis: A true leader in the making and a potential Selke Trophy winner in the future, Zemgus Girgensons continues to impress. The 20-year-old scored the go-ahead goal after a 4-4 deadlock to give Latvia the edge. The goal didn't come easy, either, as Girgensons had to fend off a backchecking defender but still managed to get the puck past Tim Thomas as he was being hauled down. Girgensons was awarded with an 'A' at the end of the season with the Sabres due to his strong work ethic and he continues to fine-tune his game. He's penciled in as the Sabres' number two center next season.

5/10/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Leads Latvia To Win At Worlds

News: Though Zemgus Girgensons didn't register a point, he was instrumental in Latvia's 3-2 win over Finland on Saturday at the World Championships.
Analysis: At 20 years old, Zemgus Girgensons is already considered one of Latvia's top forwards for his strong two-way play and excellent work ethic. He was a constant presence around the net and made life difficult for Finnish goalie Pekka Rinne. Kristaps Sotnieks' third period goal tied the game up at 2-2 and wouldn't have been possible without Girgensons screening Rinne. Latvia will face Germany on Sunday and Girgensons will be expected to play a big role once again.

4/14/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Scores Eight In Rookie Year

News: Zemgus Girgensons finished his rookie season with eight goals and 22 points in 70 games played.
Analysis: The Latvian center has come a long way since getting drafted out of the USHL just two years ago. Though his numbers aren't sexy, there are plenty of positives for Zemgus Girgensons. First, he was a major force for the Latvian national team in the Olympics, which held its own against a dominant Canadian team in the quarterfinal. His strong two-way play and consistent work ethic also earned him head coach Ted Nolan's trust, which translated in Buffalo, where he quickly became one of the team's most trusted players. His emergence as one of the team's top centers allowed Nolan to move Cody Hodgson to the left wing, which means Girgensons is penciled in as the No. 2 center next season. It's certainly a lot of responsibility, but Girgensons has shown that he plays with the savvy of a five-year veteran, so he should welcome the challenge.

4/8/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Girgensons Scores Two For Sabres

News: Zemgus Girgensons scored both Buffalo goals in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: The tallies were his first points since returning from a lower-body injury; in fact, he hadn't found the scoresheet since Feb. 28. Still, his 18:11 of ice time in this one -- tops among Sabres forwards -- is worth making note of. Zemgus Girgensons was described as the team's best forward after the game and will be the team's number two center behind Tyler Ennis going forward, since Cody Hodgson has moved to left wing.

3/29/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Returns After 11-Game Absence

News: Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) dressed for Buffalo's loss Saturday night. It was his first game since missing 11 with a lower-body injury.
Analysis: He fired five shots on net, laid two hits and had one takeaway. Get him back into your lineup if he's a regular roll.

3/29/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons To Return Saturday

News: Coach Ted Nolan said Giregensons (lower body) will make his return to the lineup on Saturday.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons has been out since March 6 with the lower-body injury. The Sabres in general have been dealing with a lot of injuries of late, so Girgensons' presence in the lineup should provide a nice boost.

3/17/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Girgensons Not Traveling With Sabres

News: Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) will not travel with the Sabres when they begin their five-game road trip Tuesday in Calgary, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons has been out since Mar. 6 with the injury and evidently hasn't made too much progress in his recovery since that time. The Sabres will be without several key players during their westward swing with Chris Stewart, Alexander Sulzer, Tyler Myers and Jhonas Enroth all set to remain in Buffalo.

3/9/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Out At Least A Week

News: Zemgus Girgensons (lower-body) will be out for at least a week, according to interim coach Ted Nolan.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons suffered the injury during Thursday's game against the Lightning and never made it back onto the ice for the third period. The Sabres are still just calling it a lower-body injury with few specifics, but Nolan doesn't anticipate him returning too soon.

3/7/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons To Sit Friday

News: Zemgus Girgensons (lower body), who was hurt in Thursday's win over Tampa Bay, will not play Friday, reports Paul Hamilton from WGR 550.
Analysis: The win over Tampa was costly as the Sabres lost Zemgus Girgensons and Chris Stewart for Friday's game. The Latvian center was having a good second half of the season, though his production may not show. Cory Conacher and Zenon Konopka are expected to be in the lineup.

3/6/2014

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Doubtful For Friday

News: Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Panthers, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Sabres coach Ted Nolan described Zemgus Girgensons as "very doubtful," indicating that the 20-year-old forward is a near-lock to miss Friday's game. Hopefully, the Sabres will have an update available either Friday or over the weekend.

3/6/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Buffalo's Girgensons Leaves Thursday's Game

News: Zemgus Girgensons will not return for the third period of Thursday's game due to a lower body injury, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons boasts six goals and 14 assists during his rookie season, so the Sabres will hope his post-game evaluation doesn't reveal anything serious.

2/27/2014

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Two Points For Sabres' Girgensons

News: Zemgus Girgensons had a goal and assist in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: Fresh off a strong showing with Latvia in the Olympics, Zemgus Girgensons got the Sabres off to a quick start in this one, potting the game's first goal less than four minutes into the first period. He would later assist on Matt Moulson's equalizer with 53 seconds left in the third period, extending the game to overtime.

2/18/2014

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Helps Latvia Upset Switzerland

News: Zemgus Girgensons collected an assist as Latvia upset Switzerland, 3-1, to advance to the quarter-finals for a date against Canada on Wednesday.
Analysis: Playing at the highest level of international competition, Zemgus Girgensons played 18 minutes and collected an assist as one of Latvia's top forwards. Coached by Ted Nolan, who is also Girgensons' coach in Buffalo, the 20-year-old center has been impressive, taking key draws and creating offense -- two things that the Sabres hope to see will continue once NHL play resumes. Hopefully, Latvia' strong showing will give Girgensons a big boost in condience, who is one of Buffalo's top prospects.

2/4/2014

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Moves Back To Center

News: After an internal conversation, the Sabres will move Zemgus Girgensons back to center, reports Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.
Analysis: Nolan, who previously coached Zemgus Girgensons with the Latvian national team, originally played him at center, but moved him to the wing after it was suggested. It's good that the Sabres have now reached a consensus on how to develop the 20-year-old prospect, who has been one of Buffalo's better players this year. Girgensons gives Buffalo more depth down the middle, lessening the pressure on Cody Hodgson and allowing Tyler Ennis to move to the wing. Girgensons doesn't provide much fantasy value on offense, but with the right wingers he can be a good producer. At this moment, the big boost will be his faceoff win totals.

12/11/2013

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Okay After Head Shot

News: Zemgus Girgensons took an unpenalized head shot from Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen on Tuesday, but isn't expected to miss any time.
Analysis: Cowen will have a hearing Wednesday for his hit, which occurred two minutes into the third period. Zemgus Girgensons suffered a concussion last January in the AHL when he took a hit from Richard Panik, but he has not been reported to suffer from any concussion-like symptoms. The Sabres play Ottawa again Thursday to finish off a home-and-home series.

12/9/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Girgensons Moves To Buffalo's Top Line

News: Interim head coach Ted Nolan has been pleased with Zemgus Girgensons' play all year and will move him to the top line.
Analysis: The Latvian teenager scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Montreal and will be rewarded for his hard work. Zemgus Girgensons will play right wing alongside Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis, who moves back to center. This is a fantastic opportunity for Girgensons to produce a little more offensively. He's a strong two-way player who rarely takes shifts off and has the ability to create some space for his linemates.

11/20/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Not Ready For Center

News: After a three-game stint at his natural position, head coach Ted Nolan is moving Zemgus Girgensons back to the left wing, reports Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: At just 19 years old, Nolan doesn't think Zemgus Girgensons is quite ready to be a full-time center in the NHL. Being the youngest player in the AHL last year was already an impressive feat. After starting the season with four teenagers in the lineup, Girgensons is the only one getting consistent playing time. Steve Ott will be Girgensons' center for the time being. Girgensons is worth some consideration in deep keeper leagues given his potential and dual-position eligibility.

11/14/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Moves Back To Center

News: Under new head coach Ted Nolan, Zemgus Girgensons has been moved back to his natural center position.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons played almost exclusively on the left wing under Ron Rolston, but Nolan, who coached Girgensons on the Latvian national team at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, has moved the 19-year-old back to center. Not only does this show Nolan's confidence in Girgensons' all-round game, it also gives the rookie a chance to produce more offensively. Steve Ott, who played well on the first line with Cody Hodgson and Matt Moulson, moves to Girgensons' left wing while Tyler Ennis plays on the right flank. Girgensons is earning confidence from the Buffalo staff and has a bright future ahead of him.

10/18/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Should Return Saturday

News: Zemgus Girgensons, who missed Thursday's loss to the Canucks after getting hit by a puck near the eye earlier in the week, is expected to return to action Saturday against the Avalanche, according to Miguel Rodriguez of The Buffalo News.
Analysis: The Sabres may be asking Gilbert Perreault to return to action if they don't start scoring soon, as they have a whopping 11 goals through nine games. Zemgus Girgensons' injury sounds like a minor deal, though with the rookie having just two points through eight games and being a plus/minus danger on a team this lousy, he's probably not start-worthy yet as he continues his development.

10/17/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Out Thursday

News: Zemgus Girgensons (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Canucks, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.
Analysis: Fortunately, Zemgus Girgensons avoided serious injury after taking a puck to the head during Tuesday's game, but he did require several stitches and will miss at least one game as a result. A return for Saturday's game against Colorado remains a possibility.

10/2/2013

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Pots Goal In NHL Debut

News: Zemgus Girgensons scored the Sabres' lone goal in their Opening Night loss Wednesday against the Red Wings.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons' first career goal was kind of a cheapie, as Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard failed attempt to clear the puck bounced off linemate Brian Flynn and over the net, with Girgensons waiting by the net to knock home the goal. Lucky though it may have been, Girgensons will gladly pocket the goal and should have plenty of opportunities to boost his scoring totals with the Sabres embracing a youth movement.

9/30/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Girgensons Makes Sabres' Opening Night Roster

News: Zemgus Girgensons has landed a spot with the Sabres to begin the season, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The 14th overall pick was a bit behind fellow first-rounder Mikhail Grigorenko last year, but he's developed well and both will likely skate on the same third line together to begin the season. Their final linemate is expected to be Brian Flynn, though the youthful Sabres appear likely to move players around quite a bit once things get rolling.

9/26/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Lights The Lamp

News: Zemgus Girgensons (hand) potted a goal in Wednesday's win over Columbus.
Analysis: Although he was limited to 14:41, Gigrensons made another positive impression in his quest to land on the Sabres' Opening Night roster. He finished plus-2 with three shots on goal, a hit and a pair of minor penalties.

9/25/2013

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Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons (Hand) Skates

News: Zemgus Girgensons (hand) skated with the team Wednesday morning, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: Zemgus Girgensons suffered the hand injury during the Sabres' preseason game against the Maple Leafs on Saturday, but it doesn't look like it will hold him out for too long, if at all.

9/23/2013

Zemgus Girgensons, C, BUF

Zemgus Girgensons

Sabres' Girgensons Injured On Saturday

News: Zemgus Girgensons, suffered a hand injury in the overtime session of Buffalo's shootout loss to the Leafs on Saturday, The Buffalo News reports.
Analysis: The first-rounder from 2012 is trying to make the Opening Night roster as a bottom liner, but a switch from the center position to left wing along with an injury may make that quest a bit more challenging.