Sabres Rumors & News

  • A trim Ristolainen is no longer pound foolish

    Buffalo News "When he was ordering extra value meals and eating suppers from a sack last season, Rasmus Ristolainen didn’t think much about it. “Those fast foods, I thought I didn’t eat too much,” he said Friday, “but when I’m thinking about it now it was sometimes too much.” The Buffalo Sabres defenseman..." September 20

  • Nolan’s trust goes deep with assistants he hired

    Buffalo News "Ted Nolan’s core philosophies revolve around faith and trust. The Sabres’ coach urges people around him to have faith in a brighter future. He believes people who trust each other will create a better organization. That’s why it was so important for him to get the right assistants. In order for..." September 17

  • Myers glad he’s remained with Sabres

    Buffalo News "Tyler Myers had a lot on his mind early this summer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman got married in July, with the nuptials taking up plenty of brain real estate. He also had to contemplate life with a new hockey team. He was a much-discussed target at draft time, and he wasn’t sure if Sabres..." September 14

  • Roster takes shape for Sabres

    Buffalo News "High-five, September. Hello, hockey. We’re just nine days away from the Sabres’ first game at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. It’s just 18 days to the first official preseason game in Washington, 20 days to the home preseason opener against Carolina. And it’s 36 days to the..." September 06

  • With Ott gone, who will be Buffalo’s next captain?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since the start of 2013, three different players have worn the ‘C’ in Buffalo — Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott — and they have all been traded. That’s created something of a leadership vacuum for the Sabres going into the 2014-15 campaign. Fortunately, there have some candidates..." August 30

  • Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are frankly expected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2014-15. It’s easy to see why: They’re a rebuilding club coming off of a season where they posted a 21-51-10 record. They could have added six wins last season and still finished in last place. For that matter,..." August 28

  • Sabres’ Larsson says he’s proven what he can in AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres might be in line for a long season, but Johan Larsson wants to be a big part of it. Uffe Bodin of HockeySverige in Sweden (link in Swedish) interviewed the 22-year-old forward and found out he thinks he’s proven all he can in the AHL and is ready to make the jump to the NHL..." August 22

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Buffalo will host the NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016.

  • Sabres 'major announcement' for Monday focuses on '15 Scouting Combine

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres sent out a terse e-mail this evening that they are planning a "press conference for a major announcement" Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Niagara Center pavilion but did not specify the subject. The headliner at the press conference is Colin Campbell, senior executive VP of..." August 18

  • Sabres’ Stewart to enter season with a chip on his shoulder

    Pro Hockey Talk "One could argue that power forwards are streaky by nature, yet Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart still ranks as a stark example of “feast or famine.” The 26-year-old seems just as likely to suffer a penalty-minute-fueled meltdown as he is to score a tide-turning goal. The storyline almost..." August 17

  • Trottier, Irbe highlight Ted Nolan’s Sabres coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan has filled out his coaching staff and it has a few familiar faces on it. The Sabres announced they have hired Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen as assistant coaches and Arturs Irbe as the goalie coach. As you might expect, Nolan is excited about the group..." August 04

  • Report: Sabres owner Pegula makes bid for NFL’s Bills

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tuesday afternoon was the deadline for prospective buyers to submit their “indication of interest” for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and, according to the Buffalo News, Sabres owner Terry Pegula officially threw his hat into the ring. Pegula, who made his fortune in the natural gas industry,..." July 30

  • Bryan Trottier to return to NHL as Buffalo Sabres assistant coach (Report)

    Yahoo! Sports "Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan’s job of hiring assistant coaches this summer will reportedly begin with a Hockey Hall of Famer and seven-time Stanley Cup champion. According to Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News, the Sabres will announce sometime in the next week the hiring of Bryan..." July 29

  • Sabres sign Luke Adam to 1 yr deal "The Buffalo Sabres have locked up Luke Adam for another year. The team announced Sunday that they have signed Adam to a one-year, two-way contract." July 28

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Sabres sign André Benoit to one-year deal

    Die By The Blade "The Sabres have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal worth 800k according to TSN's Aaron Ward. Benoit, 30, spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, where he scored seven goals and 21 assists in 79 games. He also has a tie to Tim Murray since he was in the Ottawa organization..." July 23

  • Sabres, Ennis agree to five-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to reports, Buffalo will make last year’s second-leading scorer its second-highest paid forward. The club is close to announcing an extension for current RFA Tyler Ennis, per NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes. Ennis, 24, will reportedly ink a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $23M — if..." July 16

  • Sabres sign RFA Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year deal

    Die By The Blade "The young defenseman could have a frequent role on the Sabres blueline this season. The Sabres announced that they have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year extension. With his signing, Tyler Ennis and Luke Adam are the Sabres only unsigned restricted free agents. Ruhwedel has..." July 16

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Sabres sign Zac Dalpe.

  • Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level contract

    Die By The Blade "Sam Reinhart threw out the first pitch at the Bisons game last night, and today he's signed his first NHL contact. It's been quite the week for young Samson. The Sabres have announced that they have signed second overall pick Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level deal. With the signing, he..." July 12

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #sabres signed Matt Hakett who accepted his QO. 1 year /$750 000 (2 way) #tvasports

  • Sabres sign defenseman Tyson Strachan for Amerks, depth

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray was looking for a couple of players for the Amerks, and he's found one in Tyson Strachan. The 29-year-old defenseman spent last season in the Washington organization, dressing in 18 games with the Capitals and 60 games for their AHL affiliate in Hershey. Strachan's two-way deal,..." July 03

  • Coyotes hire ex-Sabres GM Regier to front office "he Arizona Coyotes have named former Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier as senior vice-president and assistant general manager. He replaces Brad Treliving, who became the Calgary Flames’ general manager in April, and will work under Coyotes GM Don Maloney." July 03

  • Sabres voice Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with cancer, plans return "The iconic voice of the Buffalo Sabres, Rick Jeanneret, has been diagnosed with throat cancer but he said he doesn't intend to stop calling Sabres games next season. A few weeks back Jeanneret had a biopsy in which it was revealed he had a malignant grown in his throat. The Buffalo News says..." July 02

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    The #SJSharks have agreed to a one-year contract with John Scott (700k)

  • Christian Ehrhoff said Penguins were his best option after buyout

    Yahoo! Sports "Christian Ehrhoff was at his home in Germany on Sunday when he received a call from his agent early in the afternoon. He was surprised to see that number on his phone and figured since it was early morning where his agent, Rick Curran, was, he was about to get some important news. At first,..." July 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Foligno re-signs in BUF -- 2 yrs, 1.5/2.25

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    Brad May @maydayhockey

    Buffalo reunites with Cody McCormick.I like the player and person

  • Sabres looking for veteran leadership, and Brian Gionta has Buffalo as a possible destination

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray insists the Sabres' prospects aren't going to figure out life in the NHL on their own. The general manager wants to bring in veterans to help show the way. Brian Gionta is on that list. More importantly, the Sabres are on his. The Montreal captain has Buffalo as a possible..." July 01

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Meszaros to Buffalo. 1 yr, just over $4 mil.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Moulson to BUF 5x5

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The Habs need a new captain. Brian Gionta signs with the Buffalo Sabres.

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Habs trade Josh Gorges to Buffalo for a second round pick in 2016. Gorges goes to Buffalo instead of Toronto.

  • Sabres decline qualifying offer for Conacher; Canisius grad will be free agent

    Buffalo News "Cory Conacher's homecoming was a short one. The Buffalo Sabres have elected not to give a qualifying offer to the restricted free agent, according to his representatives at Uptown Sports. Conacher will be an unrestricted free agent and able to sign with any team at noon Tuesday." June 30

  • Sabre rattling: McBain not qualified, Conacher in limbo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tim Murray’s dramatic rebuild in Buffalo continued on Monday, as he declined to make a qualifying offer for RFA defenseman Jamie McBain, and said RFA forward Cory Conacher would “maybe” get one. That Buffalo parted ways with McBain, 26, is pretty interesting. He played a lot last year — 69..." June 30

  • Sabres' Lemieux talks about getting snubbed in first round, joining Buffalo

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have a dressing room full of quiet guys who don't carry much swagger. That has changed. The Sabres selected Brendan Lemieux with the first pick of the second round this morning, and the son of longtime NHLer Claude Lemieux made it clear he was unhappy with the teams that passed him..." June 29

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    BUF has initiated compliance buyout procedures on Christian Ehrhoff. Not official just yet but BUF has begun the process.

  • Sabres make Claude Lemieux’s son first pick of Round 2

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo opened Day 2 of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by going with the bloodlines. The Sabres took Brendan Lemieux — son of longtime NHLer Claude — with the first pick of the second round (31st overall) on Saturday morning. Lemieux, the 28th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting,..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Matthew Sekeres @mattsekeres

    NBC's Pierre McGuire says #Canucks might have cleared cap space to try & acquire #Sabres D Tyler Myers. $5.5M cap hit, 5 yrs remaining.

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    Sabres GM Tim Murray is disappointed all the trade chatter so far has not resulted in trades, says there must be a blockbuster somewhere.

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    #Sabres GM Tim Murray tells media he's been trying to get another first round pick, talks ongoing. #NHLDraft

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    The Sabres are waiving Ville Leino today for the purpose of executing a compliance buyout.

  • Leino's agent: 'Few very short discussions' with Sabres about buyout possibility

    Buffalo News "Ville Leino remains the NHL's most likely buyout candidate, but there hasn't been much talk between the Sabres and his agent. "I have had few very short discussions about Leino with Tim Murray," Leino's agent, Markus Lehto, told The News by email. Murray, Buffalo's general manager, has said..." June 13

  • Sabres Sign Linus Ullmark to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has signed goaltender Linus Ullmark to a three-year, entry-level contract. Ullmark (6'3", 220 lbs., 7/31/93), the Sabres' sixth-round (163rd overall) selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, has been playing for the Swedish MODO hockey club at both..." May 27

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    The Sabres have re-signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year NHL deal worth $1.275 million, according to @capgeek.

  • Islanders Retain First Round Selection in 2014 NHL Draft "The New York Islanders announced today that they will retain their first round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft and transfer their first round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Buffalo Sabres. The selection was packaged in the team’s deal for Thomas Vanek on October 27, 2013." May 23

  • Report: Tom Golisano to bid on Bills

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The former owner of the Buffalo Sabres intends to become one of the prospective buyers for another professional franchise in the area. According to John Kryk of The Toronto Sun, billionaire Tom Golisano intends to put in a bid for the Buffalo Bills when the team officially goes up for..." May 22

  • Latvia, with Sabres' Nolan and Girgensons, eliminated at world championships

    Buffalo News "There won't be any magical moments for Latvia. The Latvians, coached by the Sabres' Ted Nolan and featuring forward Zemgus Girgensons, were eliminated at the world championships today with a 3-2 loss to Switzerland. Latvia fell to 3-4 in the preliminary round and failed to advance to the..." May 20

  • Miroslav Satan calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Miroslav Satan, who played in over 1000 games and scored over 700 points during his 15-year NHL career, announced his retirement on Tuesday after representing his native Slovakia at the ’14 IIHF World Championships. Satan, 39, made his mark over the course of eight seasons in Buffalo, posting..." May 20