The injury struggles continue for Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian.
The team tweeted Tuesday morning that Bogosian has undergone successful hip surgery.
The procedure has an estimated recovery time of five to six months.
Bogosian was traded from Winnipeg to Buffalo with Evander Kane in 2015.
In 65 games played in 2018-19, Bogosian scored 3 gaols and 16 assists while averaging 21:38 TOI.
Injuries have plagued Bogosian in his 11 year NHL career.
Bogosian miseed 64 games in 2017-18, 26 games in 2016-17, 18 games in 2015-16, 20 games in 2014-15, and 27 games in 2013-14.
There is no way in hell that Sabres GM Jason Botterill will pursue trade options for right shot D Rasmus Ristolainen, who attracted a lot of attention from several NHL teams in 2018-19.
Ristolainen, 24, average 24:38 TOI last season. He scored 5 goals and 38 assists in 78 games played.
At the 2019 NHL trade deadline, Botterill traded highly touted D prospect Brendan Guhle to the Anaheim Ducks for right shot puck transporter Brandon Montour, who in 20 games with the Sabres scored 3G,7A and averaged 21:46 TOI.
Buffalo's top four is yoiuing, highly skilled and very offensive.
Montour and Rasmus Dahlin found instant chemsitry playing together. Ristolainen plays well when paired with lefty Jake McCabe.
Keep your eyes on Will Borgen, who is warming in the bullpen in Rochester.
Borgen signed a three-year, entry-level NHL contract with theSabres for the 2018-19 season on March 25, 2018. Signed to an Amateur Tryout with the Rochester Americans on March 27, 2018.
Borgen was a star during his three year tenure at St. Cloud State University, where he scored 5G,36A in 106 games for the Huskies. Borgen was one of four collegiate players nationally to be named to the 2018 United States Olympic Men’s Hockey Team, was named the National College Hockey Conference’s Defensive Defenseman of the Year (2018) and was honored to the All-NCHC Honorable Mention team (2018).
Borgen plays a very similar defensive style as Bogosian. He's mobile, agile and hostile.
Borgen is 6'2" and 190 lbs., skates like a loaded freight train, has a bomb for a shot and will punch an opponent in the face while defending his teammates.
In 2018-19, Borgen scored 3 goals and 11 assist while accumulating 56 PIMs.
2017-18, Borgen appeared in eight games with the Amerks following the completion of his collegiate career.