Sabres Rumors & News

  • Lehner (forearm contusion) to miss preseason game versus Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres will not have goalie Robin Lehner in their lineup Friday versus the Toronto Maple Leafs. As per the Sabres, Lehner is dealing with a forearm contusion and will not dress for this preseason game. Jason Kasdorf will start in net for Buffalo. Members of the media in Buffalo..." October 01

  • After suffering ‘a bruise on his backside’ on Friday, Dmitry Kulikov misses practice

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even though it’s just the preseason, the Sabres had a night to forget on Friday. Not only did they get clobbered 8-1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they also lost Dmitry Kulikov to injury. Kulikov left the game in considerable pain after being hit by Colin Greening in the third period. As..." October 01

  • Murray not 'trying to low-ball' Ristolainen in contract negotiations

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Buffalo Sabres are in the middle of their preseason run as they get ready for the 2016-17 regular season which starts on October 13 against the Montreal Canadiens at the KeyBank Center. However, Buffalo still remains without defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen on the blue line, as he has yet to sign..." October 01

  • Sabres' Nilsson making the perfect first impression

    Buffalo News "Anders Nilsson knew a couple of guys when he arrived in the Sabres’ dressing room, most notably former teammates Matt Moulson and Kyle Okposo, but to everyone else he was a mystery. Playing the most important position on the team, it was up to the goaltender to get off to a good start and make..." September 30

  • Ristolainen gets permission, skates with Sabres at practice as RFA

    Buffalo News "Rasmus Ristolainen is back with the Sabres. He's not close to a contact, however. The restricted free agent arrived in KeyBank Center on Thursday as a "good will" gesture while waiting for a new deal. Buffalo and representatives for the 21-year-old defenseman are not close in their..." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Lighter Lehner out to pull his weight with Sabres

    Buffalo News "Robin Lehner knows he might be the key to the season. He’s aware some people don’t think he has what it takes. He’s heard the whispers that he was too out of shape to stay healthy in net. None of those things have changed him inside. Outside, the Buffalo Sabres goaltender is an entirely..." September 26

  • Sabres’ Moulson is out to prove some people wrong

    Pro Hockey Talk "Let’s be honest: The 2015-16 season was a pretty bad one for Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Moulson. A three-time 30-goal scorer in the NHL, Moulson’s production has plummeted the past two seasons and seemed to hit rock bottom this past season when he managed just eight goals and 13 assists in 81..." September 24

  • With another fine summer, Reinhart eager to work more magic for Sabres

    Buffalo News "It’s easy to say, “Work hard and good things will happen.” Anyone who’s busted his hump yet fallen short of his goal knows it doesn’t always come true. It has for Sam Reinhart. The Buffalo forward put in extra work during the summer of 2015 with the goal of making the Sabres, and he skated on..." September 24

  • Sabres' Ennis: 'Our mindset now is playoffs'

    Buffalo News "Tyler Ennis, in his backward hat, still has the boyish looks to pass as one of the Sabres’ young roster hopefuls. In reality, he is Buffalo’s longest-tenured player. He’s seen a lot, from playoff teams to last-place squads. As the 2016-17 edition of the Sabres arrived for physicals Thursday, he..." September 23

  • Kyle Okposo excited to join a team with "room to grow"

    Buffalo News "Kyle Okposo knows about rebuilding. He spent his nine-year NHL career with the New York Islanders as the team went five straight seasons without making the playoffs. By 2012-13, the Islanders went to the conference quarterfinals, losing in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins. So while..." September 23

  • LeBrun doesn’t see a trade market for Evander Kane at this point

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun made a Wednesday morning appearance on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 to discuss the World Cup of Hockey, which he’s been covering. Toward the end of the radio hit, LeBrun was asked about the status of Evander Kane in Buffalo. “Let’s put it this way,” began LeBrun. “If the..." September 22

  • Sabres' Evander Kane shrugs off legal problems

    Buffalo News "As the Buffalo Sabres arrived for training camp Thursday, only one player faced questions about a criminal case. Despite that fact, Evander Kane shrugged off his legal problems as merely something that happens to athletes. “These situations are what they are,” Kane said in KeyBank Center...." September 22

  • Sabres' Gionta on Kane: 'Hopefully, he’s still maturing'

    Buffalo News "The opening of training camp is a time of renewal. Sabres captain Brian Gionta hopes the organization sees a new Evander Kane. "I would hope that he wants to stay a little more low profile around things," Gionta said Thursday in KeyBank Center. "I think on the ice he can give us a certain..." September 22

  • Sabres' Evander Kane: Files counterclaim in Supreme Court

    CBS Sports "Kane, who is accused of harassment, disorderly conduct and trespass stemming from a June incident, has filed a counterclaim and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 31, TSN.ca reports. Kane, who has plead not guilty to the charges, claims the allegations against him are "a sham" and is..." September 21

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Sabres' Nylander eager to show he belongs in Buffalo

    Buffalo News "There’s no question Alexander Nylander stands out when he skates with his peers. His passing skills, scoring touch and nifty moves are on display whenever he’s alongside his fellow Sabres prospects. The question is whether he has what it takes to make Buffalo’s NHL lineup. The 18-year-old heard..." September 17

  • Sabres' Ristolainen not worried to still be without contract

    Buffalo News "No contract in Buffalo doesn't appear to be a problem for Rasmus Ristolainen. The Sabres defenseman is an unsigned restricted free agent, one of the most prominent players at the World Cup of hockey in that category. But he told The News on Media Day in Air Canada Centre that's he's confident..." September 15

  • Canada’s Seguin out for World Cup, replaced by Ryan O’Reilly

    Sportsnet "Canada’s Tyler Seguin is expected to miss the World Cup of Hockey due to injury, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “I’m starting to hear reports that Tyler Seguin has suffered what we believe might be a knee injury,” Kypreos said during the first intermission of a pre-tournament game..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Eichel among Team NA's big names on Opening Day for World Cup camp

    Buffalo News "Welcome back to hockey season. No, the Sabres aren't on the ice at newly-named Key Bank Center and their rookies are still 11 days away from the Prospect Challenge at HarborCenter. But Jack Eichel is among those who will be on the ice today at the Bell Centre as Team North America -- the..." September 05

  • Sabres Re-Sign Zemgus Girgensons

    The Hockey Writers "The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed restricted free agent forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday. Travis Yost reports that the deal is worth “just north” of $1 million. “Zemgus has grown into a solid two-way player since beginning his career,” said Sabres GM..." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Tyler Ennis suffered through a long, dark season with his concussions in Buffalo

    Edmonton Journal "Tyler Ennis made it to the NHL because the 5-foot-9, 169-pound forward had the feet, the hands and the head for the game to avoid physical mayhem but last season in Buffalo the third part of the equation went missing because he suffered two concussions. The local boy, who has been one of the..." August 25

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Vesey closing in on free agency

    Buffalo News "The next phase of the Jimmy Vesey Watch opens this week, when the Hobey Baker Award winner becomes an unrestricted free agent and can speak to any team in the National Hockey League. The Buffalo Sabres have owned the former Harvard University star’s exclusive rights since acquiring them in a..." August 15

  • Vesey camp in last-minute talks with Sabres

    The Hockey Writers "Coveted pending free agent Jimmy Vesey is officially a free agent Monday. But the team that owns his negotiating rights is getting one last stab at making a deal happen before there are 29 other teams allowed to talk with Vesey. The Buffalo Sabres are having last-minute negotiations with the..." August 15

  • Gudbranson and Kulikov ready to move on after Florida Panthers overhaul

    Miami Herald "The Florida Panthers will have a much different looking defensive unit next season with three who started in their opening round playoff series against the Islanders elsewhere. Two of them, however, are still in town. Dmitry Kulikov and Erik Gudbranson remain in South Florida, spending their..." August 13

  • NHL hot for Jimmy Vesey, and Harvard star is narrowing list for Monday

    Boston Herald "Decision day fast approaches for former Harvard star Jimmy Vesey, who next week will make one NHL club very happy. As of midnight Monday, the high-scoring left winger will become an unrestricted free agent, and, probably, the richest member of the Harvard Class of ’16. Likely all 30 NHL..." August 11

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Where Jimmy Vesey ends up adds to summer intrigue

    North Jersey "Yet it’s also a month of great anticipation. The players will start filtering back to their respective teams’ training facilities to begin skating informally — some are already there – before training camps open next month, both for the league’s 30 teams and the eight squads participating in the..." August 09

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Jimmy Vesey becomes a free agent next week

    Die By The Blade "The story of the summer for Buffalo Sabres fans (and Bruins fans, and Leafs fans, and Blackhawks fans, and...) has been where impending free agent Jimmy Vesey will sign when he becomes a free agent on August 15th, one week from today. The Sabres, who traded a third round pick to the Nashville..." August 08

  • Top prospects for Buffalo Sabres

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres have seen a number of prospects move through the organization to become full-time players in the NHL, and the next wave of talent is looking to follow in their footsteps. Last season, the Sabres had forwards Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart join the likes of defenseman Rasmus..." August 08

  • Why Sabres GM Tim Murray is in a bind when it comes to Evander Kane

    Buffalo News "One quality Tim Murray possessed from the beginning that endeared him to Buffalo is his no-nonsense attitude. He didn’t have time or energy for schmoozing and messing around. He didn’t do warm and fuzzy. He conducted business without apology or sentiment or fear. Murray is the only guy in town..." August 05

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Evander Kane facing civil suit over December assault allegations

    The Score "Evander Kane is facing legal trouble on a number of fronts. A day after the Buffalo Sabres winger pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a June incident at a local bar, his lawyers confirmed a civil suit has been filed against him by a woman who alleges he assaulted her back in..." August 02

  • Evander Kane -- Pleads Not Guilty In Bikini Bar Incident ... Video Proves I'm Innocent!

    TMZ "NHL superstar Evander Kane just pled not guilty to charges he got physical with several women at a Buffalo bikini bar back in June ... and says VIDEO evidence will prove he did nothing wrong. The Buffalo Sabres star was arrested earlier this month -- after officials say he got violent during a..." August 01

  • Depositions detail aggressive behavior of Sabres' Kane

    Buffalo News "Sworn depositions given to Buffalo police by four people who filed complaints against Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane describe a series of aggressive incidents – including grabbing women by the neck and pulling their hair – on the night of June 24 in Bottoms Up, a bar on West Chippewa..." July 28

  • Evander Kane Grabbed Women's Necks At Bar, Fought With Bouncer

    Deadspin "Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane grabbed two women’s necks, pulled another woman’s hair, and fought with a bouncer at a Buffalo club called Bottoms Up on June 24, according to sworn statements to police acquired by Buffalo news station WKBW. The ABC affiliate showed excerpts from the..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Evander Kane would fill Canucks’ scoring needs

    The Province "He’s a major problem — and a potential star. The optics of another off-ice altercation by the wayward Evander Kane were ugly, but the timing may not have been better for the Vancouver Canucks, who desperately need to acquire a second-line left-winger. The Sabres’ enigma was handcuffed..." July 26

  • SABRES SIGN DEFENSEMAN BURGDOERFER

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer to a one-year, two-way contract. Burgdoerfer (6’2”, 210 lbs., 12/11/1988) spent all of last season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), where he recorded 20 points (6+14) and 59 penalty minutes in 74 games" July 23

  • Sabres’ Evander Kane charged with misdemeanor trespassing in bar incident

    Buffalo News "Three Buffalo Police detectives were seen meeting Kane outside the Central Booking Bureau in City Court around 11 a.m.. They put handcuffs on Kane and accompanied him into the City Court building. Kane turned and walked away from a Buffalo News reporter when she asked them if he had any..." July 22

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