Buffalo (7th - Atlantic) at Columbus (2nd - Metropolitan)

Matchup Details
Tue, Mar 28 - Nationwide Arena
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Buffalo 32-32-6-648-286319-13-3-313-19-3-334-35
Columbus 48-19-5-237-37135727-10-1-021-9-4-230-39
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Buffalo
PPlayerStatusNotes
DC. Franson
Ques Sun
Face
03/28/17
Franson has been held out of the past five games due to a facial injury and it is uncertain if he will play against the Islanders on Sunday.
DT. Fedun
Ques Sun
Foot
03/28/17
Fedun has sat out the previous five games due to an injured foot and it is unclear if he will return Sunday against the Islanders.
RWK. Okposo
Ques Sun
Illness
03/28/17
Okposo was absent from the lineup during the previous game due to an illness and it is undetermined if he will participate in Sunday's contest against the Islanders.
CS. Reinhart
Ques Sun
Disciplinary
03/28/17
Reinhart was not available during the previous game due to disciplinary reasons and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Islanders on Sunday.
DR. Ristolainen
Elig Sun
Suspension
03/27/17
Ristolainen has been suspended three games for his interference hit on an opponent and will eligible to return against the Islanders on Sunday.
CJ. Larsson
out for season
Wrist
01/11/17
Larsson is expected to miss the remainder of the season as he has been placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a dislocated wrist and an elbow injury.
CC. McCormick
out for season
Illness
10/17/16
McCormick has not played since the mid-way part of the 2015-2016 season due to blood clots in his calf muscle. He is on injured reserve and is expected to miss the entire 2016-2017 season as well.
Columbus
PPlayerStatusNotes
RWO. Bjorkstrand
Ques Thurs
Upper Body
03/28/17
Bjorkstrand has missed the last three games due to an upper-body injury and it is unknown if he will be available for Thursday's matchup against the Hurricanes.
DR. Murray
Late April
Hand
03/21/17
Murray underwent surgery on his broken hand and will miss the next four-to-six weeks.
RWD. Clarkson
Out indefinitely
Back
02/15/17
Clarkson is on the long-term injured reserve with three degenerative discs in his spine and there is no timetable for a return.
NEWS

Covers Preview - The Columbus Blue Jackets hope to regain their scoring touch as they continue their quest for a division crown Tuesday, when they host the Buffalo Sabres. Columbus, which trails Washington by three points for first place in the Metropolitan with eight games remaining, has produced a total of four goals over its last three contests - going 1-1-1 in that span.

 
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