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Ennis (upper body) will travel with the Sabres on their two-game road trip, but won't play Saturday against the Avalanche.

With a goal and a power-play assist, Ennis was perhaps the Sabres' brightest star in Thursday's loss to the Coyotes in Tankapalooza 2015, but was ultimately forced out of the contest in the third period due to the injury. It doesn't sound like the ailment is too significant for Ennis, but he'll need at least one game off to recover. Though Ennis could be ready to go in time for Monday's rematch with the Coyotes in Arizona, Tim Schaller will fill his spot in Saturday's contest.

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Ennis left Thursday's game against the Coyotes with an upper-body injury and will not return.

The nature of Ennis' injury is unclear at this point, but he'll miss at least the remainder of Thursday's contest. He should have an updated status at some point prior to the team's next game Saturday against the Avalanche.

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Ennis notched an assist in Monday's 4-3 loss to Dallas but voiced his displeasure with the team blowing the lead three separate times, reports The Buffalo News.

"I thought we had it and we deserved it," said Ennis after the game. The Sabres took a 2-1 lead into the third period and had taken only four fewer shots than the Stars, but fell apart in the third period, conceding three goals on 12 shots. The Sabres have had a disappointing season so far and blowing leads as they did Monday doesn't really come as a surprise. Hopefully, though, this frustration will push Ennis harder for the final nine games of the season, giving poolies a little more of an offensive boost. If there's any Sabre worth owning, it's probably Ennis.

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Ennis (illness) is on the ice for Monday's pregame warmups against the Stars and is expected to play as a result, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Ennis was dealing with flu-like symptoms ahead of Monday's game but apparently will push through whatever discomfort is bothering him. Despite the illness, he should be deployed as usual Monday.

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Ennis -- who did not participate in Monday's morning skate -- is dealing with with flu-like symptoms.

That said, coach Ted Nolan still hopes that Ennis will be ready for Monday night's game against the Stars, though a decision on the forward's status may not arrive until pre-game warmups.

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Ennis did not participate in Monday's morning skate.

There are no reports that Ennis is injured, so it's likely a maintenance day for the Sabres' top forward. Unless noted otherwise, he'll play Monday against Dallas on the top line with Matt Moulson and Johan Larsson. Ennis has 39 points in 70 games this season and has two points in his past four games. He's getting plenty of ice time and he's a good bet to log some points against Dallas, but he should be only an option for the desperate.

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Ennis scored a goal but the Sabres fell to the Capitals in a shootout Monday.

Buffalo's top line was clicking again as Ennis and Johan Larsson each scored a goal. Ennis now has five points in his past five games and remains the Sabres' best offensive weapon. He's not good enough to carry the team, however, so depth scorers on stronger teams may end up producing more points than Ennis. He has 38 points in 67 games this season and will likely finish the year as the Sabres' top scorer.

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Ennis collected a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.

Ennis now has 17 goals and 20 assists through 65 games on the year, and has been a bright spot on an awful Sabres team despite his minus-17 rating. He had been quiet for a week or two before Wednesday's game, so it was nice to see him back on the score sheet with multiple points.

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Ennis (groin) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Lightning, WGR 550 AM reports.

Ennis returned to practice Monday after missing each of the last two contests due to the groin issue. It appears the injury has healed, and he will rejoin the lineup. Ennis posted just three goals in 11 games in February, but will look to increase that frequency as the calendar shifts to March.

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Ennis (lower body) was a participant in Monday's practice.

Ennis skated on a regular line with Chris Stewart and Nick Foligno, a sign that the Sabres expect to have the forward available for Tuesday's game against the Lightning. The lower-body injury has kept Ennis out for the last two games, but the Sabres never considered it to be anything serious.