Jeff Skinner
W BUF
10 months ago

Skinner will not partake in the World Championship, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner finished the season with 63 points, the third time he's hit that mark in his career. More importantly, he reached 40 goals for the first time. He showed instant chemistry with Jack Eichel, and was a key cog in the Sabres offense. However, he's an unrestricted free agent, and will need to spend the upcoming months working on an extension if he's to remain in Buffalo.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
11 months ago

Skinner scored twice Saturday in a 7-1 win over Detroit on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The second snipe was his 40th, a mark he hit for the first time in his career. Skinner has finally optimized the talent he showed as a rookie back in 2010-11 -- his 63 points this season match the career mark he set then (and had reached again in 2016-17). It's hard to believe Skinner is just 26 years old. Target him next season. The Sabres can't be this bad again and he has some talented pivots to feed him pucks.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
11 months ago

Skinner finished with a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner may have 37 goals this season, but he's found the back of the net just once in his last 19 contests and has now gone five straight games without a point.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
12 months ago

Skinner had an assist on a power-play goal in a 4-3 loss to the Oilers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner has four points, all helpers, in his last six contests, with three of the apples coming with a man advantage. He's fired 24 shots over that span, but his scoring luck just isn't there right now. A career 11.3 percent shooter, Skinner likely won't go much longer before finding twine again. He has 58 points and 220 shots in 66 games this season.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
12 months ago

Skinner (ankle) rejoined the action for the start of the third period Saturday against the Capitals, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner's ankle injury looked gruesome and he required assistance when leaving the ice, so it's surprising that his ankle checked out well enough to retake the ice. Assuming his ankle holds up, the veteran winger should resume his duties on the top line and power-play unit.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
12 months ago

Skinner couldn't put any weight on his left leg as he exited Saturday's game against the Capitals prematurely, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner's left ankle appeared to turn awkwardly, so there's a good chance he's headed directly to the X-ray room to check for a fracture. Consider the star winger questionable, at best, to rejoin the action, though it would be pretty surprising to see him on the ice again Saturday.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
1 year ago

Skinner scored two goals in a 6-5 overtime loss to Carolina on Thursday night.

EDGE Analysis

The sniper has just three goals in his last nine games, but he has 33 goals on the season. Yes, Skinner sits second overall in goal scoring in the NHL. And he's on pace for his first 50-goal season. You know what to do.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
1 year ago

Skinner is back on the top line with Jack Eichel following a brief shake-up that didn't even last a full game during Tuesday's win over the Wild, Jason Wolf of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Phil Housley didn't like the way Skinner was playing on the third line as the team tried to balance out the scoring, so he's already back in a fantasy-friendly place with Jack Eichel. The only negative is the team will be sticking with Sam Reinhart on the second line. Reinhart, Eichel and Skinner have played great together much of the season, but the Sabres will roll with Jason Pominville -- who has nowhere near the scoring ability of Reinhart at this stage of his career -- on the top line with Skinner and Eichel for now.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
1 year ago

Skinner ended his three-game point drought by scoring a goal against Columbus on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner now has 31 goals on the campaign, good for second in the NHL. He has a strong chance of reaching the 40 goal mark for the first time in his career, and is on pace for 75 points -- 12 more than his current career high.

Jeff Skinner
W BUF
1 year ago

Skinner (maintenance) took part in Friday's optional morning skate, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Skinner was given a maintenance day Thursday, but his presence on the ice Friday morning all but confirms he'll be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with Vancouver. The 26-year-old sniper will slot into his usual spot skating on the Sabres' first line and top power-play unit against the Canucks.