Jeff Skinner has scored a team-high 19 goals this season. ©2024, Micheline Veluvolu

Jeff Skinner leaves practice injured; Sabres make roster move

BUFFALO – Sabres winger Jeff Skinner, whose 19 goals are tied for the team lead this season, left Monday’s practice with an undisclosed injury.

Coach Don Granato said following the session in LECOM Harborcenter that Skinner, 31, would undergo imaging before the Sabres left for their two-game road trip, which begins tonight against the Florida Panthers.

Early Monday afternoon, the Sabres recalled forward Tyson Jost, a sign Skinner could be unavailable.

Update: Skinner played in the Sabres’ 3-2 loss to the Panthers.

Skinner, who scored in Sunday’s 3-2 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes, has registered 36 points in 50 games this season. After he departed practice, Victor Olofsson subbed at left wing on the top line alongside center Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch.

Jost, 25, began the season with the Sabres, compiling two goals and four points in 29 games before being waived and sent to the Rochester Americans. He has recorded three goals and 13 points in 23 outings in the AHL.

The Sabres also made a roster move following Sunday’s win, sending defenseman Kale Clague back to the Amerks. Clague, 25, played two games for the Sabres, registering one assist.

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