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News and Notes from the Buffalo Sabres as they prepare to take on the Capitals

The Buffalo Sabres are getting ready to fly down to Washington D.C. to take on the Capitals in National Hockey League action on Friday and here are some news and notes from the team:

The Sabres announced that the team has reassigned goaltender Dustin Tokarski from Rochester (AHL) to the team’s taxi squad and loaned forward Rasmus Asplund to the taxi squad.

Tokarski was signed by Buffalo to a two-year contract this offseason. Dustin is a two-time Calder Cup Champion, and had spent the 2019-20 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, who are in the AHL.

The goalkeeper had made his NHL debut in 2010 with the Tampa Bay Lighting and started 27 games over the course of his career.

Making his first appearance for the Sabres on Tuesday was goaltender Jonas Johansson, who stopped eight of nine shots in the final 20 minutes during the team’s 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Kyle Okposo has yet to make an appearance for the Sabres due to an upper-body injury. He is considered day-to-day.

In 165 games played the Sabres have  won 90-54 games against the Capitals. They have struggled while playing at Capital One Arena having a 16-18 mark.

When looking at the scheduled goalies Carter Hutton holds a 1-2-0 record with a 2.66 GAA and a .899 Save Percentage for the Sabres while Ilya Samsonov holds a 1-0-01 record, with a 3.66 GAA and a .868 Save Percentage.

Hutton played most recently against the Philadelphia Flyers, in the game that was played on Monday, which was a 6-1 victory the netminder made 21 saves.  During the second game Hutton suffered an injury, with the team making an update on how he is feeling during the course of the day today. 

The Capitals outrank the Sabres in Power Play percentage, as they are ranked in 9th place with 25.0 to Buffalo who is sitting in 15th Place with 20. Buffalo holds a lead in the face-offs as they are ranked 10th with 51.7 percent to the 45.3 mark for Washington D.C., which ranks 27th.

For more information on the Buffalo Sabres fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

Official Buffalo Sabres Website | NHL.com

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