Sabres' Jeff Skinner To Miss Time With Injury

Jeff Skinner was injured in a loss to the Seattle Kraken on Jan. 9 and missed practice the following day. Head coach Don Granato didn't think the injury would be long-term from the looks of things, but the team announced that Skinner is now considered week-to-week.

Skinner is the Buffalo Sabres' top line left winger and was having another strong season despite his linemates missing time and struggling to produce at the pace they did last season. He is now consistently one of the best and most productive players on the team and is second to only Casey Mittelstadt in points this season (33) and leads the team in goals (17).

The Sabres are already in a tough spot this season being three games under .500 and sitting third last in the Eastern Conference, seven points out of a playoff spot. The team needs players to step up in his absence. To kick things off for their next game, it seems like Victor Olofsson draws back into the lineup and will be inserted onto the top line. He can shoot, so maybe he'll also take Skinner's spot on the top power-play unit. The Sabres need to start winning, and it makes it even tougher without one of their top players.

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