Sabres' Bogosian still not close to returning

October 27, 2017
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Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Zach Bogosian has not practice since training camp for the Sabres. Phil Housley has been very cryptic on what is ailing his defenseman. In the beginning he made it sound like it wasn’t too serious, but we’re almost into November and Bogosian still hasn’t hit the ice.

Last week Housley made it sound like Bogosian's lower body injury had a setback and would be undergoing more evaluation. Now, Housley said, “It went really well, he’s making some good progress, but I’d still say it’s a week-to-week right now.”

“He still makes strides forward, he continues to push himself.” Bogosian is still not skating.

Justin Falk had his second practice with the team. He too hasn’t played at all this season. Housley said, “Falk’s close, he had a really solid practice today and we’ll evaluate that tomorrow morning.”

If Falk is ready to go, Buffalo will have to make a roster move.

On Friday, Housley juggled the power play units to the point where there’s no first or second until. The units were:

 

Reinhart  O’Reilly  Pominville  Ristolainen  Tennyson

Kane  Eichel  Okposo  Antipin  Scandella

 

Friday’s Lines:

 

Kane  Eichel  Pominville

Pouliot  O’Reilly  Okposo

Girgensons  Reinhart  Bailey

Nolan  Larsson  Griffith (Moulson)

 

Scandella  Ristolainen

McCabe  Tennyson

Antipin  Redmond

Falk  Fedun

 

The Sharks are in to play the Sabres on Saturday afternoon. Join Brian Koziol for the pregame at noon when he’ll have Phil Housley, Evander Kane and Matt Tennyson.