News: Grigorenko suffered a lower body injury during Friday's game with Rochester (AHL). He'll miss Saturday's game, and be evaluated again Sunday, Amerks' play-by-play announcer Rob Sanderson reports.
Impact: While the 20-year-old has been quiet over 12 games in Buffalo this season, he's been active with Rochester, having tallied 30 points (10 G, 20 A) through 36 contests in the AHL. For now, consider him day-to-day until the Sabres reveal the results of his evaluation Sunday.
News: Hodgson was a healthy scratch for Friday's game against Vancouver, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: After consecutive games prior to the All-Star break with less than eight minutes played, Hodgson opened the second half with a role that was right in line with his season averages on Tuesday and Thursday night in Calgary and Edmonton. With no injury being reported, it's clear that Hodgson has found his way into the dog house again. With seven points in 48 games along with a minus-21 rating, a change of scenery is seemingly on tap for the former 10th overall pick.
News: Hackett will be between the pipes for Friday's game against the Canucks, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: After suffering a season-ending ACL injury last year, Hackett will finally make his return to NHL action Friday against Vancouver. It's hard to predict how Hackett will perform. He'll likely be rusty, however, as he hasn't started an NHL game since Apr. 12 of 2014. Hackett went 1-6-1 with a 3.10 GAA and a .892 save percentage through eight games with the Sabres in the 2013-2014 season.