Buffalo (8th - Atlantic) at Toronto (3rd - Atlantic)

Matchup Details
Tue, Jan 17 - Air Canada Centre
FACEOFF - 7:30 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Buffalo 16-17-4-525-17-5679-8-1-27-9-3-317-21
Toronto 20-13-3-527-14151110-7-0-210-6-3-319-22
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Buffalo
PPlayerStatusNotes
DJ. Gorges
Ques Tues
Hip
01/16/17
Gorges has been scratched from the past five games with a hip injury and it is unclear if he will play Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.
DD. Kulikov
Out indefinitely
Back
01/11/17
Kulikov is on injured reserve with an injury to his back and it is undetermined when he will return to game action.
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.
Toronto
PPlayerStatusNotes
RWB. Smith
I-R
Hand
12/21/16
Smith opted to have surgery on his hand and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
DM. Marincin
Late Jan
Lower Body
12/17/16
Marincin is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and will likely require four-to-six weeks to recover.
DS. Robidas
out for season
Knee
10/20/16
Robidas continues to deal with a knee injury that sidelined him for the entire 2015-2016 campaign and is on injured reserve. He is expected to miss the entire season.
RWN. Horton
out for season
Spine
10/13/16
Horton is dealing with a degenerative spine issue and it is unlikely that he will play hockey again as he is on the long-term injured reserve list.
LWJ. Lupul
I-R
Conditioning
10/13/16
Lupul has been deemed as unfit to play and the team has placed him on the injured reserve list to start the season.
NEWS

Covers Preview - The Toronto Maple Leafs attempt to continue the momentum from a pair of road wins over the weekend when they begin a four-game homestand Tuesday against the Atlantic Division-rival Buffalo Sabres. Toronto posted identical 4-2 victories over the New York Rangers and Ottawa to extend its road point streak to 10 games (8-0-2), but dropped a 5-3 decision to Montreal in its most recent home contest on Jan. 7.

 
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