Cory Conacher LW BUF 2 Months

Cory Conacher will miss Friday's game due to immigration issues.

The Buffalo Sabres claimed Conacher off of waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. After a successful rookie campaign, he has just four goals and 20 points in 60 contests in 2013-14.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 2 Months

Cory Conacher will play in his first game with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

He had to settle some immigration issues, but he's slated to join the team at practice in the morning. Conacher was claimed off waivers from Ottawa on Wednesday.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 2 Months

Cory Conacher has been claimed by the Buffalo Sabres.

Conacher had four goals and 20 points in 60 games with the Ottawa Senators this season. That's a significant step back from his impressive rookie campaign, but the 24-year-old certainly has a lot of potential. Getting Conacher on waivers might prove to be a steal for Buffalo.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 2 Months

The Ottawa Senators have placed Cory Conacher on waivers.

Roughly 11 months ago, Ottawa acquired Conacher from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Ben Bishop. Although Conacher showed a lot of promise at the time as a rookie, it's fair to say that the Lightning have won the trade as Bishop has been one of the league's top goaltenders this season. All that being said, we expect someone to claim Conacher and perhaps the change of scenery and a fresh opportunity will help him shake off his rough sophomore campaign.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 3 Months

Cory Conacher picked up an assist in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout win over Nashville.

Conacher has two goals and seven points in his last eight games. He's the type of guy that those who like to try and ride hot streaks might pick up, but we wouldn't count on him having too much fantasy value for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 4 Months

Cory Conacher chipped in two assists in Ottawa's 4-3 win against the Winnipeg Jets.

The line of Conacher, Milan Michalek and Mika Zibanejad combined for five points in the first period of the match. Conacher assisted on goals from Michalek and Zibanejad to give him six points in his last five games.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 4 Months

Cory Conacher scored and assisted for the Senators in their 4-3 win over the Bruins on Saturday night.

It's been a disappointing season for the 24-year-old who had 24 points in 35 games in 2012-13, his rookie season. This year he has just four goals and 11 points, though two of those goals have come in the past three games. Patrick Wiercioch, Zack Smith and Bobby Ryan (game-winner) were the other goal scorers. Cody Ceci picked up two assists.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 4 Months

Cory Conacher snapped a 30-game goalless drought when he scored his third goal of the season on Monday night.

He recorded the team's fifth goal in a 5-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Conacher was a healthy scratch last Thursday because of his struggles. He has picked up just nine points in 37 games this season.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 4 Months

Cory Conacher earned an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Buffalo.

He has registered two goals and six points in 31 games this campaign. "It's frustrating but at the same time, you can't be frustrated," Conacher said prior to Tuesday's contest. "I've got to be ... playing good position in the D-zone. Making as much offensive presence as I can and being in front of the net and be a pest in front of the net and continue to draw penalties and help my team out that way. The bounces will come. You've got to patient." He hasn't found the back of the net since Oct. 15.

Cory Conacher LW BUF 5 Months

Cory Conacher has been ice cold offensively this year.

He has generated only two goals and one assist in 18 games. Conacher hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 15 and he hasn't earned a point in his last seven outings. He's slated to start Friday's game on a line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.