Buffalo Sabres winger Zemgus Girgensons is likely out for the season after undergoing surgery today to repair a hamstring injury he suffered in Monday’s scrimmage.
In a statement, the Sabres said Girgensons’ recovery time is approximately six months.
In the second period of the scrimmage, Girgensons eyed up Steven Fogarty as he carried the puck and tried to hit him inside the blue line.
But Fogarty skated around Girgensons, forcing the Latvian to make a last-second adjustment. Girgensons’ legs split awkwardly as he attempted to find Fogarty and he fell to the KeyBank Center ice. Girgensons left the scrimmage and did not return.
Newcomer Tobias Rieder replaced Girgensons at left wing during beside center Cody Eakin and Kyle Okposo during today’s practice.
Girgensons, 26, signed a three-year, $6.6 million contract in October. He scored 12 goals and 19 points in 69 games last season.