Sabres Rumors & News

  • Sabres' Lehner day to day with upper-body injury; Ullmark recalled

    Buffalo News "Linus Ullmark is back. Robin Lehner is out. The Buffalo Sabres recalled Ullmark from the Rochester Americans on Monday morning because Lehner is out with a lower-body injury. Lehner did not take part in Sunday's optional practice. He left a morning skate last week complaining of leg pain but..." February 19

  • Kane focused on Sabres, not Trade Deadline "The days are rapidly ticking down toward Feb. 26, the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline. Fifteen of them remain. Fifteen days between where forward Evander Kane is now, and where he might be in the future, on another team, in another city, an unknown destination. With the Buffalo Sabres last in the..." February 11

  • Eichel out indefinitely with another high-ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "Eichel suffered a high-ankle sprain Saturday against the Bruins and will be out indefinitely. The Sabres, and fantasy owners everywhere, are going to be lamenting" February 11

  • Sabres' Eichel leaves game following nasty fall

    Buffalo News "When Jack Eichel went down, the rest of the team stepped up. There were the usual goal scorers – a beauty breakaway from Evander Kane, set up by Sam Reinhart. There were the unusual suspects, like Scott Wilson who had a goal and an assist for just his third career multi-point game. It..." February 11

  • Sabres’ Larsson suspended two games for cross-checking Trocheck

    Buffalo News "Johan Larsson didn't mean to hit Vincent Trocheck in the face with his stick. The NHL Department of Player Safety doesn't care. It just knows that he did. As a result, the Buffalo Sabres center will serve a two-game suspension. The league's disciplinary arm announced the penalty Friday after..." February 02

  • Okposo on Hall’s dangerous hit from behind: ‘There’s no place for that’

    Sportsnet "New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall delivered a dangerous and blatant hit from behind on Buffalo’s Kyle Okposo Tuesday night. Hall only received a two-minute minor for the hit, possibly because Okposo was able to get to his feet and continue in the game. The NHL Department of Player Safety..." January 31

  • Sabres lose Zach Bogosian for the season with hip injury

    Sporting News "Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will miss the remainder of the season. The 27-year-old will undergo hip surgery next week and the estimated recovery time is four to six months. The Sabres do expect Bogosian, who is in his third season with Buffalo, to be ready for the start of 2018 training..." January 26

  • Laundry list of issues are keeping Sabres in NHL basement again

    Sportsnet "It’s not February yet, and the Buffalo Sabres are dead and buried for another season. ‘Twas ever thus, an excellent hockey market stocked with long suffering fans, underserviced in 2018 the way they were in ’17, ’16, ’15… The Sabres, an Original 14 franchise that has never drank from the..." January 23

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Evander Kane likely on the move, Sam Reinhart not

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s clear that Evander Kane will be traded by the Buffalo Sabres before the February 26th deadline, but where exactly he will end up and how much he will cost are still very much up in the air. Today, Darren Dreger of TSN tweeted that interest is “heating up” but that the team still could wait,..." January 20

  • With new Sabres deal never discussed, Kane awaits trade call

    Buffalo News "Evander Kane knows his phone could crackle today, tomorrow, next week or that he might have to wait all the way until the NHL's trade deadline on Feb. 26. The Sabres' winger, who will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, knows the call is inevitably coming. He's going to be traded by the..." January 18

  • Sabres' steep asking price for Evander Kane stirs debate over worth

    Sporting News "The floundering Sabres are expected to move Evander Kane before the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline. The 26-year-old left wing is due to become an unrestricted free agent in July and could seek a significant raise over his current $5.25 million annual average salary. He might not fit into the Sabres'..." January 18

  • Possible destinations for Evander Kane and what they might have to offer

    Hockey Buzz "The NHL traded deadline is February 26, but with their fate pretty much sealed for this season, a bottom-dweller like the Buffalo Sabres has had ongoing trade talks for weeks with GM Jason Botterill reportedly fielding calls from numerous contending teams. Buffalo's big trade chip is winger..." January 16

  • The Buffalo Sabres’ problem with shopping Evander Kane

    Sportsnet "Here’s the problem with Evander Kane. When he was drafted, he was viewed as a prototypical power forward. A new era Cam Neely. That was 2009. And that’s the problem. It’s not 2009 anymore. Kane brought the skill set to the NHL, and then the NHL changed around him. Power forwards, players..." January 13

  • Bogosian leaves physical, emotional practice with injury "Following a loss to the Winnipeg Jets that prompted Phil Housley to call for his team to show a greater sense of defensive urgency, the Buffalo Sabres held a physical, competitive practice at KeyBank Center on Wednesday morning. With that physicality came emotion, and potentially a loss on..." January 10

  • Asking Price For Evander Kane Revealed

    Pro Hockey Rumors "We’ve heard speculation and rumor on the Buffalo Sabres’ asking price for Evander Kane in trade, but now Pierre LeBrun definitively reports on TSN’s Insider Trading that the team is looking for a first-round pick, prospect and a conditional pick based on whether Kane re-signs with the acquiring..." January 10

  • Tempers flare between Sabres’ Justin Falk, Evander Kane during practice

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Defenseman Justin Falk’s booming voice suddenly cut through the din of today’s intense Sabres practice. “Shut the (expletive) up, you selfish (expletive),” Falk yelled as he skated at winger Evander Kane on the KeyBank Center ice. Falk then shoved Kane before some coaches..." January 10

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Penguins Show Interest In Evander Kane

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on the outside looking in at a playoff spot, many expect them to be active in the weeks to come. On a radio appearance with Sportsnet 650 (audio link), Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman suggests that the Pens have shown some..." January 04

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Sabres hoping to use Winter Classic to jump-start positive second half

    Pro Hockey Talk "The climb in front of the Buffalo Sabres as the calendar turns to 2018 is a daunting one. Currently 16 points out of a playoff spot, playing any hockey beyond game No. 82 in April is unlikely, but as they prepare for the Citi Field Winter Classic game against the New York Rangers, the players are..." January 01

  • Sabres’ Jason Pominville ready for third outdoor game experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The weather was brutal. The snow was coming down. It was cold. It wasn’t pleasant to be outside. But that didn’t stop hockey fans from being out in the elements hours before the start of the first ever NHL Winter Classic between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins. As Jason Pominville..." December 29

  • Sabres' Lehner takes shot at Toronto hockey ops after Isles' disputed goal

    Buffalo News "Just what Buffalo fans needed. Another replay review. Unlike the Bills' controversial "incomplete pass" Sunday, the Sabres conclusively allowed a tying goal with 1:09 to play Wednesday. That didn't make the situation any easier for Robin Lehner. "I guess it's something in Buffalo waters,..." December 28

  • Buffalo Beauts Purchased By Sabres Ownership

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) has operated since 2015, becoming the first North American female hockey league to pay their players a regular salary. Previously, all four NWHL teams were owned by the league itself, but all that has changed. Buffalo Sabres owners Kim and Terry Pegula..." December 21

  • Sabres loan Nylander to Sweden

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forward prospect Alexander Nylander to Sweden's world junior hockey team. The Swede scored five goals and added seven assists over seven games at the world juniors last year, tying the tournament lead in points. He put up a nine-point performance with Sweden in..." December 21

  • Sabres' Matt Moulson producing during his minor-league assignment

    Buffalo News "Matt Moulson has nothing to show for his 14 NHL games this season. He's certainly showing he can perform in the American Hockey League. The former Buffalo Sabres forward has seven assists in three games since being assigned to the Los Angeles Kings' minor-league affiliate in Ontario, Calif. The..." December 15

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Teams Gauging Availability Of Buffalo Goaltenders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres have dominated the headlines this morning with the news that they’ll place Matt Moulson on waivers at noon, and Darren Dreger of TSN has some more information regarding the team. Dreger reports on Twitter that teams have called the Sabres about both Chad Johnson and Robin..." December 04

  • Sabres acquire forward Scott Wilson from Red Wings

    Buffalo News "After his new players failed to impress, Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill is looking to people he knows. Buffalo has traded a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft to Detroit in exchange for forward Scott Wilson. Botterill was with Pittsburgh when the Penguins drafted Wilson in the..." December 04

  • Sabres Notes: Asking Price For Kane, Listening To Offers On All But Eichel

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While many expect the Sabres to deal Evander Kane between now and the trade deadline, the asking price is believed to be higher than the top rental players from the previous deadlines. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has been told that Buffalo will be seeking a return higher than what Winnipeg..." December 04

  • Sabres place struggling Matt Moulson on waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres have reportedly been trying to part ways with veteran forward Matt Moulson, but they haven’t found any takers. On Monday, the team announced that they’ll be placing him on waivers with the purpose of assigning him to the minors. When you take a quick look at Moulson’s..." December 04

  • Maple Leafs, Sabres face brutal December schedules

    Pro Hockey Talk "Don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of “What’s wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs?”-type articles during the next few weeks. Actually, if you don’t, that might be the biggest deal of all. Mike Babcock’s bunch has already shaken off some turmoil – some of it inner, as young players like Mitch..." December 02

  • Sabres GM Jason Botterill still weighing what to do with Kane

    Buffalo News "Jason Botterill is very happy with Evander Kane. The Buffalo Sabres' general manager is also unsure whether he'll keep or trade the high-scoring winger. On one hand, trading Kane seems like a bad idea since he is the only consistent scorer on the NHL's lowest-scoring team. On the other, Buffalo..." December 02

  • Minnesota Claims Nate Prosser, Buffalo Waives Matt Tennyson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Minnesota Wild have claimed Nate Prosser off waivers, essentially replacing Kyle Quincey on the roster after he cleared. Jordin Tootoo, the third player on waivers yesterday also cleared and has been assigned to Rockford. Today, Nathan Walker (WSH) who we addressed earlier, and Matt Tennyson..." November 30

  • Buffalo Willing To Retain Salary In Evander Kane Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "On the latest edition of TSN’s Insider Trading, the panel—Darren Dreger, Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie—discuss several interesting rumors around the league including Evander Kane. LeBrun reports that the Buffalo Sabres have started telling teams that they would be willing to retain part of Kane’s..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Sabres place Seth Griffith on waivers

    Buffalo News "Seth Griffith got another chance to show what he could do. Now he’s headed to Rochester or another team. The Buffalo Sabres placed the forward on waivers Sunday. Other NHL teams have until noon Monday to claim him. If not, the Sabres can send Griffith to the Amerks. Griffith has two goals,..." November 26

  • McDavid, Eichel looking for wins, not sympathy "Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel aren't looking for sympathy. Only wins. Unfortunately for each of them, those have been few and far between this season. It was 29 months ago that McDavid was taken by the Edmonton Oilers with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and Eichel was taken at No. 2..." November 25

  • Unfortunately for the fans, the Buffalo Sabres have to be patient

    iSportsweb "Let’s shoot straight here: this season’s Buffalo Sabres are a big disappointment. After forcing their fans to watch two of the worst seasons of hockey in the last twenty years in order to tank for the best draft picks possible, the Sabres were supposed to take a step forwards this season. Instead,..." November 23

  • Housley: Sabres 'outbattled, outworked, outcompeted' in loss to Wings

    Buffalo News "Perhaps it's long overdue but Phil Housley's stern face late Friday night seemed to indicate his patience is wearing thin. More than any time this season, Housley was exasperated with his team after the Buffalo Sabres' 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Little Caesars Arena. It was a game..." November 18

  • Ducks, Evander Kane could be a perfect match

    Yardbarker "Injuries have hit the Anaheim Ducks hard so far this season. They have yet to have a game in which all their top four defensemen have played, and their top two centers Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler won’t be back until at least Christmas. Despite their injury issues, the Ducks have not performed..." November 17

  • Sabres' Scandella fined $5K for slashing Penguins' Hornqvist

    Buffalo News "Marco Scandella is $5,000 poorer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman unleashed a wicked two-hand slash Tuesday night, and the NHL Player Safety Department hit back Wednesday with a $5,000 fine. It is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the Players'..." November 15

  • Evander Kane Thriving amid Trade Speculation

    The Hockey Writers "As the Buffalo Sabres yet again find themselves in the Eastern Conference basement, Evander Kane has been a rare bright spot, emerging as the perfect complement on Jack Eichel’s wing, though his success is somewhat bittersweet. Kane possesses everything you hope for in a power forward, and his..." November 15

  • Sabres' Pouliot to have hearing for check to head on Panthers' Yandle "Buffalo Sabres forward Benoit Pouliot will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday for an illegal check to the head against Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle. The incident occurred with 2: 15 remaining in the third period in the Panthers' 4-1 victory against..." November 11

  • Sabres star Jack Eichel: ‘I don’t feel like I’m making an impact’

    Sportsnet "Two things hockey fans have been able to count on thus far in the 2017-18 NHL season: the Buffalo Sabres will lose most of their games and Jack Eichel will talk about how he’s unhappy about it. The Sabres franchise centre hasn’t been shy about voicing his frustrations and did so again Friday..." November 11

  • Sabres' Pouliot escapes discipline for hit on Panthers' Yandle

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres got a break from the long arm of the NHL law and will have Benoit Pouliot in the lineup when they meet the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Bell Centre. After a phone hearing, the NHL's Department of Player Safety ruled there would be no supplemental discipline for Pouliot in..." November 11

  • Is Evander Kane worth a new contract with the Buffalo Sabres?

    iSportsweb "Evander Kane has a complicated image in the NHL. When he was with the Winnipeg Jets, Kane went through multiple controversies that cast a shadow on his personality. He has not found himself in any trouble since coming to Buffalo, but his reputation still precedes him in the league as a locker room..." November 10

  • Housley: Ristolainen week-to-week with UBI

    TSN "Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen is now considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury head coach Phil Housley announced Thursday. Ristolainen has missed the last two games and was originally considered day-to-day after suffering the injury last week against the Arizona Coyotes." November 09