Sabres Rumors & News

  • Sabres assign 3 players to Rochester "The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has assigned forwards Nicholas Baptiste and Hudson Fasching, and defenseman Casey Nelson to the Rochester Americans (AHL)." October 22

  • Moulson making an impact for Sabres

    Buffalo News "Forget about scoring goals. Matt Moulson wasn't even getting many opportunities last year during the worst season of his NHL career. It's one thing to struggle on the stat sheet, and it's another thing entirely to be completely invisible on the ice. Banished down the lineup by Buffalo Sabres..." October 22

  • Canucks top Sabres to become last unbeaten team

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The result was the same, but the Vancouver Canucks followed a different path to win their fourth consecutive game and tie a franchise record for the best start to a season. Jannik Hansen collected his 100th career goal, and Daniel Sedin scored the Canucks'..." October 21

  • Monahan's OT goal lifts Flames past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahan was the one who scored in overtime Tuesday, but he gave his linemate Johnny Gaudreau most of the credit. The Calgary Flames center scored at 2:26 of the extra session to lead his team to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." October 19

  • Connor McDavid empathizes with Jack Eichel

    Edmonton Sun "The storyline was Connor McDavid vs Jack Eichel Sunday, but not now. Not with Eichel wearing a protective boot after suffering a high ankle sprain in practice this week in Buffalo, a long-term injury that the Edmonton Oilers’ captain McDavid can relate to after his broken collarbone last..." October 16

  • O'Reilly's red-line goal sparks Sabres' win over Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Ryan O'Reilly's secret weapon is what he calls the "grenade." The Buffalo Sabres center launched one in the second period Sunday, and it broke a 2-2 tie and propelled his team to a 6-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. At the 3:53 mark of the middle..." October 16

  • Lehner knows the frustration of a high ankle sprain

    Buffalo News "It was this time last year when Robin Lehner dropped in his goal crease during the Buffalo Sabres season opener. He was unable to put weight on his ankle and needed assistance to skate off the ice. Lehner can feel Jack Eichel’s pain. Literally. The Sabres superstar-in-the-making center went..." October 15

  • Sabres' Evander Kane hospitalized after violent crash into boards

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Sabres' season was already off to a bad start with multiple players sitting out the home opener with injuries, but it got worse during Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens. Forward Evander Kane was taken to the hospital after a hard crash into the boards during the..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Sabres sign GM Tim Murray to multi-year contract extension "Just an hour before the Sabres began the 2016-2017 season, the team announced a big deal in the front office. The Sabres announced Thursday night that they've signed General Manager Tim Murray to a contract extension. The Sabres have not released any details on his contract extension, but..." October 14

  • Canadiens dump Sabres as Kane exits injured

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The revamped Montreal Canadiens didn't miss Carey Price at the start of the new season. Brendan Gallagher scored twice, and Montreal's new additions contributed heavily in a 4-1 victory over the injury-riddled Buffalo Sabres, who lost left winger Evander Kane midgame...." October 13

  • Evander Kane Hospitalized After Violently Slamming Into Boards

    Deadspin "Sabres winger Evander Kane left this evening’s game against the Canadiens after he fell onto his back then smashed into the boards while chasing after a dumped puck." October 13

  • Sabres' Jack Eichel out indefinitely with high ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "As the Buffalo Sabres were making final preparations for their home opener Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens, their Wednesday practice came to an abrupt, sobering halt. Young star forward Jack Eichel, the team's second leading scorer last season, was writhing in pain on the ice in front..." October 13

  • Sabres send Alex Nylander to AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "After signing Rasmus Ristolainen to a substantial new deal, it feels like the future is now for the Buffalo Sabres. That doesn’t mean they’re rushing things. The Sabres announced their 23-man roster in accordance with the league deadline, and two especially noteworthy teams didn’t make the cut:..." October 12

  • Eichel hurt at Sabres practice, helped off ice

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sabres fans are holding their collective breath in the wake of what could be a serious injury to star sophomore Jack Eichel. At Wednesday morning’s practice — ahead of Thursday’s season-opener against Montreal — Eichel rolled back on what appeared to be his left ankle, screamed out in pain and..." October 12

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Sabres keep defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen with 6-year deal

    ESPN "The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year contract, taking another key restricted free agent off the market. The 21-year-old gets an annual average salary of $5.4 million. "Rasmus has already proven to be a pivotal player on our blue line and we are eager..." October 11

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • 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, 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 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

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