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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on January 29, 2020

Buffalo returns to practice today, hosts Montreal tomorrow night

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

The Buffalo Sabres surrendered three power-play goals to the Ottawa Senators in last night's 5-2 loss last night in their first game back from the bye week. 

To make matters worse, goaltender Linus Ullmark had to be helped off the ice with 9:32 remaining in the game after he sustained a lower-body injury in a non-contact play. 

Stay tuned to Sabres.com and our social media platforms for updates throughout the day. Buffalo is set to practice this afternoon at KeyBank Center. The team hosts the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow night

Here's what you need to know. 

 

A look back at last night

Video: BUF Recap: Eichel sets new career best in 5-2 loss

From the Postgame Report…

Linus Ullmark will be assessed Wednesday for a lower-body injury sustained during the third period of the Buffalo Sabres' 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators at KeyBank Center on Tuesday. 

Ullmark was tended to by trainers after falling awkwardly on his right leg with 9:32 remaining in a 3-2 contest. He was eventually helped off the ice by teammates Brandon Montour and Jeff Skinner.  

"The first prognosis is we've got a lower-body situation here that will be looked at deeply tomorrow, so we'll give you more on that," Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said. 

"Just looking at it, it definitely fell back in an uncomfortable away and it's always painful to watch that kind of situation, so we'll see. We'll work through it with him now."

Video: POSTGAME: Krueger

Video: POSTGAME: Eichel 

Video: POSTGAME: Skinner

Video: POSTGAME: Johansson 

The Sabres have leaned heavily on Ullmark, who has taken the reigns as a No. 1 goalie for the first time in his young career. The 26-year-old has started 18 of the team's past 20 contests. His 16 wins this season are a career high. 

"He's been a huge part of our team," Sabres captain Jack Eichel said. "You never want to see anybody get hurt, especially somebody who's really kept us afloat here."

"He's been unbelievable, he's been winning games for us," added alternate captain Marcus Johansson. "Hopefully, it's nothing too bad."

Click here to read the full recap.


Botterill addresses state of the team

Before the game, general manager Jason Botterill spoke with the media.

Video: JASON BOTTERILL

Click here to read more.

He also joined The Instigators for the first segment of their show yesterday:


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