News: Strachan (lower body) will not play in Saturday's game against the Avalanche, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Impact: Strachan hasn't been able to practice for the last couple of days while tending to the lower-body injury, so he'll take Saturday's game off to recuperate. Josh Gorges (undisclosed) will rejoin the lineup in his place.
News: Gorges (undisclosed) will play Saturday against the Avalanche, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Impact: As expected, Gorges made it through the Sabres' morning skate without any setbacks and will be plugged in on the blue line after a two-game absence. Tyson Strachan (lower body) will exit the lineup to clear the way for Gorges' return.
News: McCormick (lower body) was able to get in a brief skate before Saturday's practice, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Impact: It looks to be just a preliminary step in the recovery process for McCormick, who is being viewed as week-to-week by the Sabres. The team isn't likely to have a firmer timetable for his return until he resumes practicing with the rest of the team.
News: Grigorenko was recalled from AHL Rochester on Saturday morning, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Impact: Grigorenko had just made his season debut Tuesday for the Sabres before being shuttled back to Rochester thereafter. With Buffalo still dealing with a few injuries, Grigorenko will rejoin the Sabres and most likely assume a lineup spot for their two weekend games, but it's unknown how long he'll stick with the team beyond that. The 20-year-old has registered seven goals and 19 points over 29 games in the AHL this season.
News: Grigorenko is back with the Buffalo Sabres for the second time in a week after being recalled from the minors.
Impact: Grigorenko was called up from AHL Rochester on Saturday before the Sabres' home game against the Colorado Avalanche. The 2012 first-round draft pick was called up Monday and played in Buffalo's 5-1 loss at Winnipeg the following day. Grigorenko was then returned to Rochester following the game, in which he had one shot and logged just under 17 minutes of ice time.