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Bogosian (lower body) is slated to play Thursday against the Coyotes.

Bogosian, who has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, checks back into the Sabres' lineup with four helpers and 30 PIM in 12 games since joining the team in a trade with the Jets.

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Bogosian has sat out the past six games with a lower-body injury but "will likely return" Thursday night against Arizona, reports the Olean Times Herald.

Bogosian returns for a much-anticipated game between two of the league's worst teams, with the ultimate prize being Connor McDavid in the upcoming NHL draft. Bogosian has been a stalwart for the Sabres since coming over from Winnipeg via trade and is expected to continue where he left off as the team's biggest minutes eater. If Bogosian dresses, the odd man out is likely to be Nikita Zadorov, who didn't have a strong game Saturday against Nashville. Bogosian will offer some peripherals and is the undisputed No. 1 defenseman for Buffalo and is a medium-risk, medium-upside play Thursday.

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Bogosian (lower body) could play Thursday against the Coyotes.

Bogosian skated with the team Wednesday morning and noted after the session that he "felt good." He'll now meet with the Sabres' medical staff to determine if there's any existing concerns about his injury. If the doctors give him a clean bill of health, Bogosian would likely reenter the Sabres lineup after missing the team's previous six games.

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Bogosian (lower body) skated during Tuesday's optional practice.

Bogosian has missed the last six games with the injury, but the Sabres haven't ruled him out for Thursday's tilt with the Coyotes. His participation in Tuesday's session amounts to progress, but he may not have a serious shot at playing against the Coyotes unless he's able to get in a full workout with the rest of the team Wednesday.

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Bogosian (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Stars.

Bogosian will be missing his sixth-straight game Monday as he remains without a firm timetable for a return to the ice. His next opportunity to play comes against the Coyotes on Thursday.

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Bogosian (lower body) will not play in Saturday's game against the Predators.

Bogosian is dealing with a lower body injury and should be considered day-to-day moving forward. His next opportunity to get on the ice will be against the Stars on Monday.

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Bogosian (lower body) is not practicing Friday.

Bogosian has already been ruled out for Friday's game against the Devils, but coach Ted Nolan said the blueliner may be available for Saturday's game in Nashville. Given that he isn't practicing Friday, Bogosian seems closer to doubtful than questionable for Saturday.

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Coach Ted Nolan relayed Thursday that Bogosian (lower body) is progressing and could be back in the next few days.

That said, Bogosian didn't practice Thursday and it appears fairly safe to rule him out for Friday's game against New Jersey.

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Coach Ted Nolan indicated Monday that Bogosian (lower body) could be forced to "miss a few games" due to his injury.

Bogosian ended up sitting out a second straight game Monday against the Capitals, and it's probably safe to rule him out for at least Tuesday's contest against the Bruins as well. The absence of a top-pairing blueliner will only further aid the Sabres' chances of securing the league's worst record.

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Bogosian (lower body) won't play Monday against the Caps.

Per the report, Bogosian is slated to be evaluated by the Sabres' medical team, which presumably clouds the blueliner's status for Tuesday's game against the Bruins as well.