Sabres Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Zemgus Girgensons suspended by IIHF for spear to groin "Well, the spear below the belt is officially an international phenomenon this postseason. It's been the retaliation of choice in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year and now it looks to be the same over at the World Championship currently being played in Minsk, Belarus. Buffalo Sabres forward..." May 18

  • Zenon Konopka suspended after testing positive for banned substance "Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka was handed a 20-game suspension by the NHL on Thursday for violating the terms of the Performance Enhancing Substances Program. As a result of this suspension, he will also be required to go to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral..." May 16

  • Darcy Regier on radar for assistant GM job in Phoenix

    Buffalo News "Darcy Regier has been out of the spotlight since getting fired by the Sabres in November, but his name surfaced in Phoenix over the weekend. The Coyotes have an opening for an assistant general manager, and Fox Sports Arizona has listed Regier as a potential candidate. Regier has ties to..." May 05

  • Taste of scoring success has Ennis setting high goals

    Buffalo News "Tyler Ennis thrived after Ted Nolan came aboard as coach. ADVERTISEMENT No one can accuse Tyler Ennis of thinking small. “I’m glad I got 21,” the Sabres forward said of this season’s goal total, “but I want to get 30. I want to get 40. You want to set high goals, so I’m going..." May 03

  • Stafford likely to stay with Sabres

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have made it clear they don’t want a roster built exclusively with rookies and prospects. Buffalo wants veterans around to lead and, yes, win on occasion. Drew Stafford figures to be one of those established players next season, at least at the start. It’s not clear if Christian..." April 30

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Sabres coaching changes get underway

    Buffalo News "In order to confidently rebuild the Sabres, General Manager Tim Murray and coach Ted Nolan will want trusted advisers, guys they’ve known through their years in hockey. To bring in those people, they need to get rid of the holdovers they inherited. Nolan started the changes..." April 17

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Sabres announce coaching changes

    Sabres Digital Press Box "The Buffalo Sabres today announced several changes to the team’s coaching staff, effective immediately: Assistant coaches Joe Sacco and Jerry Forton have been offered reassignment within the organization’s hockey department; the contract of assistant coach Teppo Numminen will not be renewed;..." April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    Sabres GM Tim Murray on Ville Leino buyout: "Very good possibility."

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Sorrowful Sabres limp to finish line with shootout loss

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout..." April 14

  • Injury-riddled Sabres recall Markarov, Pysyk, Deslauriers for season finale

    Buffalo Bills News "The Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans both play games at 5 p.m. While the Amerks' game is more meaningful, the Sabres had little choice but to raid the minor-league roster again. Buffalo has called up goaltender Andrey Makarov, defenseman Mark Pysyk and forward Nicolas Deslauriers for the..." April 13

  • Bruins clinch NHL's top record, beat Sabres 4-1

    Boston Globe "Cheering fans stood and waved gold and black towels as the Boston Bruins claimed the Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best regular-season record. The celebration will be a lot bigger if the Bruins achieve their ultimate goal, winning the Stanley Cup. ‘‘We've still got to do some work here in..." April 13

  • Sabres lose five players to injury in loss to Bruins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo Sabres goalie Matt Hackett wasn’t the only player to get hurt in their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (concussion) and forwards Matt D’Agostini (lower-body), Brian Flynn (lower-body), and Chris Stewart (re-injured ankle) all left the Saturday afternoon tilt..." April 13