Beaulieu left Friday's game with an upper-body injury; listed as day-to-day.
Johnson will make his third straight start on Friday.
Johnson allowed five goals on 31 shots in the Sabres’ overtime loss in Vegas on Tuesday, but with Robin Lehner feeling under the weather, Johnson will start tonight vs. Vancouver. Johnson has posted a 4.08 GAA and .863 SV% in three starts and one relief appearance. Vancouver comes in sitting at 2-3-1 while averaging 2.50 goals for per game (t-26th in the NHL).
Lehner is day-to-day with an illness.
Lehner was not on the ice for Thursday’s practice session because he is under the weather. This obviously puts his status for tomorrow’s game in question, leaving the door open for Chad Johnson to start his third straight game.
Gorges is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
After being held out of the first three games of the season, Gorges got into the last four contests but is now sidelined with an undisclosed ailment. The Sabres have a couple of solid defensemen on the roster so this is not a huge loss for them at this time.
Girgensons is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.
Girgeonsons played just 2:30 TOI in the Sabres loss in Vegas on Tuesday, but it doesn’t sound like his injury is overly serious. He is listed as day-to-day and thus questionable for Friday, but don’t expect the Latvian forward to miss too much time.
Josefson is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Josefson left Sunday’s game in Anaheim with a lower-body injury and missed Tuesday’s game in Vegas as a result. Head coach Phil Housley came out on Thursday and said that Josefson will miss a couple weeks with the ailment.
Okposo (illness) will return to the Sabres' lineup on Tuesday.
Okposo missed the last two games with an illness, but will draw back into the lineup tonight in Vegas. Okposo has gotten off to a really slow start to the season, failing to record a point in six games—he has a minus-6 rating, four PIMS and 11 shots on goal. Tonight he will play on the second line with Ryan O’Reilly at centre and Sam Reinhart at left wing. He will also see time on the top power-play unit with Jack Eichel.
Johnson will start for a second straight game.
Johnson allowed one goal on 26 shots in the Sabres’ win in Anaheim on Sunday. The win earned Johnson a second straight start tonight in Vegas. A season ago, Johnson went 9-6-1 with a 2.16 GAA and .926 SV% on the road as a member of the Calgary Flames. Vegas is off to an O.K. start to the season, but it is a strong spot-start opportunity for the 31-year-old.
Okposo (illness) on the ice for warmups; expected to play Thursday.
Okposo was listed as a game-time decision, but will play tonight in San Jose. It has been a slow start for the veteran winger, who comes into tonight with no points, six shots and a minus-6 rating.