The Buffalo Sabres have signed Jeff Skinner to an eight-year contract worth $72.0 million ($9.0M AAV).
Skinner was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but is now signed through the 2026-27 season. Skinner set a new career-high and led the Sabres with 40 goals and ranked third on the team with 63 points in 82 games. Skinner spent 70 percent of his 5v5 minutes on the top-line with Jack Eichel and the duo outscored the opposition 53-to-43 (per naturalstattrick.com).
Skinner (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Skinner missed Thursday’s practice and will be a game-time decision for Friday’s game in Vancouver. This would be a huge loss for the Sabres, Skinner leads the team in goals (30) and sits second in points (44).
The Sabres acquired Jeff Skinner from the Hurricanes for Cliff Pu, a 2019 second-round pick, a 2020 third-round pick and a 2020 sixth-round pick.
Skinner (neck) is expected to return to the Hurricanes’ lineup on Friday.
Skinner has missed the last two games with a stiff neck, but was on the ice for the morning skate and is expected to play tonight vs. the Coyotes. Skinner, who has been skating on the third line, has just three goals and two assists (five points) in his last 16 games.
Skinner (neck) will not play on Wednesday; could return on Friday.
Skinner was sent back to Carolina to be reevaluated prior to Tuesday’s game and the Hurricanes announced he doesn’t have a concussion and is dealing with a stiff neck. The Hurricanes played with seven defensemen last night, but have recalled Patrick Brown and Andrej Nestrasil for tonight’s game in Tampa Bay. Look for Skinner to be back in on Friday.
Source: @NHLCanes 03/1/17, 12:13 pm EST
Skinner (upper-body) will not be in the lineup on Tuesday.
Skinner returned to Raleigh before Tuesday’s game to have an upper-body injury evaluated. With Skinner out, Brock McGinn will get back into the lineup tonight. Consider Skinner as day-to-day and doubtful for Wednesday’s game in Tampa Bay.
Skinner (mid-body) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Skinner missed Tuesday’s game in Detroit, but took part in Friday’s morning skate and will be a game-time decision for the Hurricanes’ home opener vs. the Rangers. Skinner has enjoyed a hot-start to the season, picking up six points (2G / 4A) in five games this season.
Source: @NHLCanes 10/28/16, 7:20 am EST
Skinner (middle-body) remains day-to-day; questionable for Friday’s home opener.
Skinner missed Tuesday’s game in Detroit and remains questionable for Friday’s game vs. the Rangers. Monitor Skinner’s status during the Hurricanes’ morning skate.
Skinner missed Monday’s practice and is questionable for Tuesday’s game in Detroit.
Skinner did not appear to be hurt in Saturday’s loss to the Flyers, but he was mixed up in a fight with Wayne Simmonds. Head coach Bill Peters said that Skinner is not concussed thinks “he’s OK.” Skinner’s availability for Tuesday’s game remains up in the air so monitor his status during the Hurricanes’ gameday skate.
Skinner will play on the Hurricanes second line on Thursday.
Skinner has no points and a minus-5 rating in his last nine games, but will move to the second line with Viktor Rask and Alexander Semin tonight vs. the Coyotes. Hopefully the move will spark some offence from the former 30-goal scorer, who is on pace for just 17 goals and 15 assists (33 points) this season.
Skinner (illness) will be back in the Hurricanes lineup on Sunday afternoon.
Skinner missed Friday's game with an illness, but will be back in the lineup this afternoon vs. the Bruins. Skinner has not recorded a point while posting a minus-5 rating in his last five games. He has 16 points (8G / 8A) in 33 games this season.
Skinner (illness) will not play on Friday vs. the Flyers.
Skinner is battling flu-like symptoms and will be held out of the lineup tonight vs. Philadelphia. He is listed as day-to-day, so monitor his status leading up to Sunday’s game vs. the Bruins.
Skinner (undisclosed) is not on the ice for the Hurricanes morning skate.
There is no word as to why Skinner is not on the ice this morning, but expect an update after the skate.
Skinner moves to the top-line on Monday.
After spending last week on the Hurricanes’ third-line, Skinner is skating with Eric Staal and Alex Semin at the game day skate. Skinner has picked up a goal and assist in his last two games and should be able to keep it going tonight on the top-line.
Skinner is skating on the Hurricanes top-line this morning.
Skinner was moved up to the top-line with Eric Staal and Alex Semin in Hurricanes practice this morning. The Canes don't play until Saturday, so we will see if this stays this way before their meeting with the Coyotes. They are still searching for their first win of the year, so no changes will hurt right now.
As expected, Skinner (concussion) will make his season debut on Tuesday.
Skinner missed the first four games of the season with a concussion he suffered in the preseason, but he will play tonight vs. the Jets. Skinner is an elite goal scorer and that was evidenced by his 33 goals in 71 games last season. He will skate on a line with Victor Rask and Elias Lindholm in his season debut.
Skinner (concussion) has been removed from injured reserve.
Skinner missed his fourth straight game after suffering a concussion in the preseason, but the Hurricanes are off until Tuesday so he has time to rest and will should be in the lineup against the Jets. As a corresponding roster move, the sent Brody Sutter and Patrick Brown back to the AHL.
Skinner (concussion) will not play on Thursday.
Skinner skated for the second straight day, but will not play tonight vs. the Rangers. After tonight, the Hurricanes are of until Tuesday, so they are electing to give their young star four extra days to rest before he returns to the lineup.
Skinner (concussion) is skating this morning, but not taking line rushes.
Typically a player who is available for the evening's game will take part in line rushes with the line that he will play with that night, with Skinner not taking part, it suggests he is not ready to return to the lineup on Thursday. Expect an update following the morning skate.
Skinner (concussion) will travel with the team, decision on his status will come Thursday.
Skinner was a full participant in Hurricanes practice this morning and skated on the third line with Brad Malone and Patrick Brown. He will probably take part in the morning skate and the Hurricanes will see how he feels before deciding whether or not he will play against the Rangers.