While the beginning of the ’21-’22 season started with a win against Montreal 5-1 in Buffalo, the Sabres had heads held high and ready to begin the season looking toward the future. The city and fans got to enjoy one night of celebration before it all comes crumbling back to reality.
This morning head coach Don Granato announced Casey Mittelstadt (upper body) and Henri Jokiharju (lower body) are both out week to week and will not participate. With a roster already devoid of Jack Eichel, the Sabres certainly can’t afford to lose their replacement first-line center to injury so early in the season, likewise with the loss of top-pair defenseman Jokiharju. One thing is for certain, if the Sabres want to get a head start on the draft lottery, this certainly is a good start. Mittelstadt and Jokiharju combined for 30 points last season on a Buffalo team plagued for the bottom of the Atlantic division. Hopefully, the week-to-week term will be short enough for the couple to come back and make an impact on a porous Buffalo roster.
The Scouting Report: Danny Nelson from Maple Grove, Minnesota, born on August 3rd, 2005, is an underrated power forward in the 2023 NHL entry draft. For Danny Nelson’s size, listed at 6’3″ and 203 pounds, teams should be lining up for a player with his skillset come draft day. The former defenseman turned winger has […]
The Scouting Report: Alex Ciernik from Wolfsburg, Germany (Slovakian nationality), born on October 8th, 2004, is a prospect eligible for the 2023 NHL entry draft. Alex Ciernik has flown under the radar due to his size as a winger. Listed at 5’10” and 179 pounds, Ciernik has certainly improved in recent years. Ciernik has split […]
A Rising Star: Meet Arturs Silovs In the high-stakes world of the National Hockey League (NHL), Arturs Silovs stands as an exciting figure. This standout goaltender, originating from Latvia, is turning heads as a member of the Vancouver Canucks. His stunning performance and unique skill set have opened the floor to discussions about the optimal […]