Andrej Meszaros D BUF 3 Days
Meszaros (head) was on the ice for Monday's victory over the Senators, contributing an assist, three hits, two blocks and two PIM in his 14:52 of ice time.
The blueliner's status was in peril entering the match after he sustained an apparent head injury over the weekend, but he avoided missing any time -- a surprising development considering that Meszaros had dealt with a concussion earlier this month. With Mike Weber likely out until Christmastime and Josh Gorges also dealing with an injury, Meszaros could hang on to a regular role in the lineup for the next handful of games.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 6 Days
Meszaros suffered an apparent head injury in Saturday's win over the Panthers and will not play Monday against Ottawa, the Olean Times Herald's Bill Hoppe reports.
Meszaros will undergo further evaluation to determine the extent of the injury, which is particularly worrisome given his recent concussion. For now, he is day-to-day.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 8 Days
Meszaros (concussion) has been cleared to play Thursday against the Flames, but will serve as a healthy scratch.
Meszaros was able to get in a full practice Wednesday to erase any concerns about his health, but he hadn't impressed coach Ted Nolan with his performance this season prior to suffering the head injury. He'll likely get an opportunity in the next handful of case to stake his claim to a regular spot in the lineup, though it's unlikely to yield any meaningful fantasy production.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 9 Days
Meszaros (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Meszaros had been limited to non-contact work the last couple of days, but his full participation in practice suggests that a return may be on the horizon. He'll have a shot at suiting up Thursday against the Flames if he endures no further concussion symptoms prior to the Sabres' gameday skate.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 11 Days
Meszaros (concussion) was on the ice for practice Monday wearing a non-contact jersey, reports the Times Herald's Bill Hoppe.
He's sat out four consecutive games since suffering the injury Nov. 28 against Montreal, but appears to be approaching a return. Once he gets a full-contact practice in, Meszaros should get back into game action.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 17 Days
Meszaros is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Lightning with a concussion.
It's believed that Meszaros acquired the head injury during Friday's game against the Canadiens, which forced him to sit out the rematch on Saturday. Fortunately, the Sabres will get Josh Gorges (knee) back from injury to bolster their blue line Tuesday, but it's uncertain when Meszaros might return. He has yet to resume skating since Friday.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 20 Days
Meszaros will not play Saturday due to an unspecified injury.
Details of Meszaros' setback were not provided, so it remains to be seen how long he will be sidelined. Andre Benoit will join the lineup Saturday in Meszaros' place.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 1 Month
Meszaros assisted on one of six Sabres goals in Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Meszaros had been a healthy scratch for the Sabres' previous three games, but Saturday's effort was a positive step in working his way out of coach Ted Nolan's doghouse. The 29-year-old has thus far failed to add the scoring punch to the blue line the Sabres were hoping for, as he's provided just two points in 13 games.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 2 Months
Meszaros will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Bruins, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
It's the second time this season that Meszaros will be a healthy scratch. The 29-year-old has been a disaster on both ends of the ice through nine games, contributing one point and a minus-10 rating.
Andrej Meszaros D BUF 2 Months
Meszaros will serve as a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes.
Signed to a one-year, $4.125 million contract in the offseason, Meszaros (one point, minus-6 rating) hasn't done much to stabilize a Sabres defense that has surrendered 131 shots in its first three games. Though Meszaros' tepid start to season is discouraging, coach Ted Nolan was careful to note that the onus for his team's struggles doesn't entirely fall on the blueliner. "Meszaros is not going to be the first casualty. We just need him playing better but we can't sit out 10 guys. We only have a limited group so nobody's safe from that position." Expect Meszaros to return to the lineup for the Sabres' weekend homestand, but his plus/minus rating will only steadily fall from here.