Sabres Rumors & News

  • With Gorges injured, Sabres call up Brendan Guhle from WHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres announced on Friday evening that they have called up defenseman Brendan Guhle from the Prince George Cougars of the WHL on an emergency basis. Guhle, a second-round pick (No. 51 overall) by the Sabres in 2015, had impressed in Sabres training camp the past two years but just..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Eichel leads Sabres over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jack Eichel received a hero's welcome in his first home game of the season. He certainly lived up to the hype. The superstar sophomore scored twice in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Eichel was playing..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Eichel leads Sabres over Sens in return

    The Sports Xchange "By Don Brennan, The Sports Xchange OTTAWA -- Before heading to the rink for the last 21 games, Buffalo Sabres winger Sam Reinhart has known where to find his roommate. "He's usually parked right on the couch," said Reinhart. "It's definitely nicer having him in the (locker)..." November 29

  • Jack Eichel Set to Make Season Debut Tuesday Night

    Time Warner Cable News "It's the moment Sabres fans have been waiting for all season: Forward Jack Eichel will be back on the ice tonight against Ottawa. The second-year star will be making his season debut; he's been out since the day before the season opener with a high ankle sprain. Eichel was on the ice for..." November 29

  • Sabres coach says it's possible Eichel plays Tuesday in Ottawa

    Buffalo News "No one came right out and said Jack Eichel will play in the Sabres’ next game, but there were so many positive clues that it’s hard to imagine he won’t. After practicing fully Monday, Eichel gave several sly grins regarding his playing status Tuesday in Ottawa. He will make the trip with his..." November 28

  • Ryan O'Reilly takes ownership of Sabres' offensive struggles

    Buffalo News "During the first intermission Friday, while the Sabres and Capitals rested, a group of little kids took the ice in Verizon Center. They didn’t worry about defense. They didn’t worry about the neutral zone. The only thing they wanted to do was score. That’s basically where the Sabres may have..." November 26

  • Goalie Grubauer helps Captials beat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- As birthdays go, the 25th was one to remember for Philipp Grubauer. The backup goalie got a rare start on home ice Friday and then stonewalled the Buffalo Sabres to lift the Washington Capitals to a 3-1 victory, helping them complete their longest homestand of the season with..." November 25

  • Sabres’ Eichel practices for second straight day

    Sportsnet "Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel continues to get closer to a return, as he practiced with the team for a second straight day on Thursday. The 20-year-old has been out since the final day of the pre-season with a high ankle sprain. The original injury diagnosis saw him missing six to..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Red Wings cut down Sabres in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A familiar move in a familiar building gave the Detroit Red Wings a much-needed 2-1 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Thomas Vanek scored in the third round of the shootout to give the Red Wings their first win in five games -- and he did it with a..." November 23

  • Islanders have expressed interest in Evander Kane "The Islanders have expressed interest in trading for Sabres LW Evander Kane, though nothing seems imminent. "The New York Islanders came in and starting kicking tires on Evander Kane, but nothing came of that," Bob McKenzie of TSN reported. "Nothing is imminent at this moment, but the Buffalo..." November 23

  • Eichel back at practice

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "It was a welcoming sight to see at the morning skate for the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday morning. Sabres center Jack Eichel was back on the ice with his teammates practicing for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain on October 12. It has been exactly six weeks since Eichel..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • Evander Kane hears the trade talk. He's just looking for goals

    Buffalo News "Evander Kane is just trying to play hockey but it's never going to be that simple. There's always some sort of undercurrent rumbling around the Buffalo Sabres' winger, who's made far too much news off the ice than on it the last 2-1/2 years. The latest tempest is whether or not Kane is..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Sabres' power play overpowers Flames

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The floodgates finally opened on Monday night for the offensively-challenged Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres scored three power-play goals in a span of 1:41 on their way to a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames. It was a rare and much-needed burst of creativity from the..." November 21

  • Interest in Evander Kane is everything that’s wrong with Canucks

    The Province "Evander Kane can’t win, on the ice or off it. No, really. Thursday, he called out his Buffalo Sabres for becoming a “joke” around the NHL because they can’t score goals. He was pointing at himself as much as anyone. He was being honest. But he was still scolded on a national sports..." November 19

  • Sabres halt six-game skid with shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres finally found a way to beat Sidney Crosby. Cal O'Reilly scored in a shootout to lead the Sabres to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night at KeyBank Center. Buffalo had lost nine in a row against Pittsburgh and 15 straight when..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Sabres, Canucks no longer discussing Kane trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres are no longer discussing a trade involving Evander Kane, according to a tweet by TSN’s Bob McKenzie. McKenzie did not elaborate on his tweet, confirming only that “there was talk” between the two teams, but that a trade is “no longer being..." November 19

  • Evander Kane: ‘Joke floating around the league’ about Sabres offence

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres fell to second-last in the Eastern Conference Thursday night, ahead of only the New York Islanders, who have a game in hand of Buffalo. The 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay marked the fifth time in their last six games that the Sabres failed to score two goals and they haven’t scored three..." November 18

  • Lightning begin life without Stamkos with victory

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning know they have a difficult road ahead without captain Steven Stamkos. They got off to a good start on Thursday night. Four different players scored and Ben Bishop made 32 saves to lead Tampa Bay to a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. The..." November 17

  • Evander Kane's Return Prompts Trade Speculation

    The Hockey News "Evander Kane is back in the lineup for the Sabres, fuelling speculation that he could be on the move to the Canucks or Wild. Buffalo Sabres left winger Evander Kane recently returned to the lineup after missing several weeks with cracked ribs. That sparked a renewal in the trade rumors that..." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • Vancouver Interested In Evander Kane

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier on “Insider Trading” that the Vancouver Canucks are revisiting the idea of trading for Buffalo Sabres winger Evander Kane. McKenzie says that the two teams had discussions this summer, and with both off to a tough start in 2016-17, a shakeup may be in..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Schwartz, Brodziak help Blues to victory over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Left winger Jaden Schwartz had to limp to the St. Louis Blues bench near the end of the first period Tuesday night after being in the wrong place when defenseman Alex Pietrangelo fired a shot toward the net. It was a much better feeling for Schwartz when he was in the right..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Devils win fourth straight, defeat Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Offensive juggernaut is not a phrase that has often been associated with the New Jersey Devils over the last quarter century. While 14 games do not a reputation remake, the 2016-17 Devils are reveling in their ability to play attack hockey. "It's huge," Kyle Palmieri..." November 12

  • Devils edge Sabres on Greene's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "By Mark Ludwiczak, The Sports Xchange BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Andy Greene was placed in an unfamiliar role on Friday night, and the New Jersey Devils captain delivered. The steady defenseman was given a penalty shot opportunity 29 seconds into overtime and scored to lead his team to a 2-1..." November 11

  • Sabres goalie Robin Lehner has Donald Trump sticker on his mask

    USA Today "Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner has a Donald Trump sticker on the back of his mask for Friday's Military Appreciation Night. The sticker reads "TRUMP" with a small image of the president-elect next to it. "Even though I'm not American, I appreciate what all the military do. Got a little..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Kane's return imminent for bedraggled Sabres' offense

    Buffalo News "When you peruse the NHL offensive statistics, it's an ugly story for the Buffalo Sabres. But in the interest of fairness and democracy -- and what better day to provide that? -- there is some good news to provide on the horizon for the bedraggled corps of Buffalo forwards. Winger Evander Kane's..." November 09

  • Sabres’ Kane to play Wednesday vs. Senators

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres received some good news Wednesday morning. After nearly a month-long absence, forward Evander Kane will re-join the team when they take on the Ottawa Senators Wednesday night. Kane was injured on opening night of the season, suffering three cracked ribs when he crashed..." November 09

  • Bruins score 3 power-play goals, rout Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- That huge sigh of relief you might have heard came from the Boston Bruins dressing room after the team discovered its power play Monday night. It was only one game, but the Bruins doubled their power-play goal total of the first 11 games, scoring three times in front of Tuukka..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Carrier to debut; Kane skating; Eichel watching

    Buffalo News "William Carrier had already gone to bed when his phone rang at midnight. The call telling him he was headed to the NHL was so good that he woke everyone else up, too. The Sabres recalled Carrier from Rochester early Friday morning, and the 21-year-old is expected to make his NHL debut Saturday..." November 05

  • Lehner subdues former team as Sabres edge Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA - - Robin Lehner let out a huge roar at the final buzzer, but later insisted beating his old team was nothing extra special. "No matter who we played today, it was a win we needed," Lehner said after making 32 saves in the Buffalo Sabres' 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at..." November 05

  • Leafs ride Marner's two goals to win over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- After jumping out to a 2-1 lead, the Toronto Maple Leafs needed Frederik Andersen to finish the job in order to record their first road win of the season. Boy, did he ever. Mitchell Marner scored twice, and Andersen did the rest on the way to a 2-1 victory over the..." November 04

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Larsson, Sabres top Wild for 3rd straight win

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Johan Larsson doesn't score a ton of goals. But when he does, it always seems to be at a key time in the game for the Buffalo Sabres. Larsson scored the game-winner in the latter half of the third period Tuesday as the Sabres won their third game in a row, beating the..." November 01

  • Evander Kane to eventually have case dismisssed "Sabres star forward Evander Kane was granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, Monday, by a Buffalo City Court judge. Kane is named as the defendant in a non-criminal harassment case and was facing misdemeanor trespassing charges, after an incident at Bottoms Up nightclub. The..." October 31

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

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