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  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Sergachev fined for cross-checking

    TSN "Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Mikhail Sergachev has been fined $2,403.67 for cross-checking Johan Larsson of the Buffalo Sabres, NHL Player Safety announced.  The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.   " January 13

  • Landeskog, Skinner, Letang, Draisaitl named Last Men in winners "Gabriel Landeskog will join Colorado Avalanche linemates Mikko Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game at SAP Center in San Jose on Jan. 26 (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS). Landeskog was among the four players who won the 2019 NHL..." January 11

  • Sabres Expected To Start Negotiations With Jeff Skinner “Pretty Soon”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It is a pretty exciting day for Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner, who was just announced as the “Last Man In” to the 2019 All-Star game just hours before taking on his former team. The Carolina Hurricanes traded Skinner away last summer after a new management group..." January 11

  • Eichel practices with Sabres, no return date set "The Buffalo Sabres got a pleasant surprise during practice Monday when captain Jack Eichel joined the group. It was the first time the center skated with his teammates since sustaining an upper-body injury in the first period against the New York Islanders on Dec. 31. His status for..." January 07

  • Sabres' Jack Eichel to miss second straight game with upper-body injury

    ESPN "Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss his second straight game Saturday, and his upper-body injury will be re-evaluated early next week. Eichel missed Thursday's game against Florida and won't face the Bruins in Boston on Saturday. Eichel didn't practice..." January 05

  • Jack Eichel to miss at least next 2 games with upper-body injury

    The Score "Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss at least the next two games and be re-evaluated early next week as he deals with an upper-body injury, head coach Phil Housley announced Thursday. " January 03

  • Jack Eichel missing from Sabres' practice

    Buffalo News "After a day off to open the new year, the Buffalo Sabres returned to practice Wednesday  -- minus injured captain Jack Eichel. Eichel, who left Monday's game against the New York Islanders after four shifts due to an upper-body injury, was not on the ice at HarborCenter as..." January 02

  • The Sabres scoring woes aren’t going away, so how do they fix it?

    Die By The Blade "Last nights game against the New York Islanders was just the latest installment of an offensive downtrend for the Buffalo Sabres. After scoring just four goals in the past three games something has to give, but what exactly? For most of the season the offense has been..." January 02

  • Sabres' Eichel left game vs. Islanders with undisclosed injury

    Buffalo News "Share Tweet Secondary scoring is suddenly the least of the Buffalo Sabres' concerns. Now, coach Phil Housley and General Manager Jason Botterill may be without their captain and star center, Jack Eichel. Eichel, the Sabres' leading scorer with 49 points in..." January 01

  • A Triad of Potential Sabres Trade Targets

    Die By The Blade "It is no secret the Buffalo Sabres’ forward group needs a spark. The secondary scoring group of Casey Mittelstadt, Conor Sheary, Kyle Okposo, Tage Thompson and company are just not cutting it. And while the top line continues to make things irrationally..." December 31

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Jeanneret returns to Sabres' broadcast booth 1 week after being hospitalized

    The Score "Legendary Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret is back in the broadcast booth on Saturday after he was removed from the KeyBank Center on a stretcher and was hospitalized one week ago. Jeanneret, 76, was feeling light-headed and stopped talking during the broadcast before he..." December 29

  • Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret leaves arena on stretcher after leaving broadcast unannounced

    Awful Announcing "Buffalo Sabres play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret exited KeyBank Center on a stretcher during the third period of Buffalo’s 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night. Jeanneret, 76, all of a sudden went silent on the broadcast with just over 17 minutes remaining in the..." December 24

  • Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret 'doing well' after being hospitalized

    USA Today "Buffalo Sabres announcer Rick Jeanneret is "resting and doing well" after he fell ill during the broadcast of Saturday's game and was taken to a local hospital.  Jeanneret stopped talking early in the third period of a 3-0 victory against the Anaheim Ducks and..." December 23

  • Longtime Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret taken to hospital from arena on stretcher during broadcast

    Yahoo! Sports "Longtime Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was removed from the KeyBank Center press box on a stretcher during their game against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night and taken to Buffalo General Hospital, according to the Buffalo News. Jeanneret, 76, had called the game..." December 23

  • Sabres to terminate suspended player's contract, and it will cost him more than $12 million

    USA Today "After 5 1/2 months and 23 games played together, the Buffalo Sabres and center Patrik Berglund decided their marriage wasn’t working. The Sabres announced Tuesday that they placed Berglund on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract...." December 20

  • Patrik Berglund Placed On Unconditional Waivers, Will Have Contract Terminated

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres have put an end to the situation revolving around Patrik Berglund. The team today placed Berglund on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Berglund is currently suspended by the team for failing to report. Terminating the contract..." December 19

  • Starting to get some clarity on Berglund

    Die By The Blade "Yesterday we got some unexpected news with the Buffalo Sabres announcing they’ve suspended indefinitely forward Patrik Berglund for failure to report. Roughly 24 hours later, we’re starting to get some clarity on what is happening. The veteran Swede was..." December 17

  • Buffalo Sabres Recall Brendan Guhle, Place Lawrence Pilut On IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres lost a promising defenseman Sunday when they placed Lawrence Pilut on injured reserve, but didn’t have to look far for another defensive talent as the team announced it has recalled defenseman Brendan Guhle from the Rochester Americans of the AHL. Guhle has..." December 16

  • Sabres suspend Patrik Berglund indefinitely for 'failure to report'

    Buffalo News "Patrik Berglund's first season with the Buffalo Sabres took another surprising turn Saturday when he was suspended indefinitely by the team for "failure to report." Berglund, acquired from St. Louis as part of the Ryan O'Reilly trade in July, has two goals and two..." December 15

  • Buffalo Sabres Unlikely To Pursue Rental Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres have experienced a franchise rejuvenation this season, going from last place in the entire league to must-see hockey on a nightly basis. The team sits third place in the Atlantic Division with a two-point lead over the Boston Bruins, and are one of the most exciting groups in..." December 12

  • Sabres not currently active on the trade market

    Yardbarker "The Sabres have been one of the biggest surprises around the NHL in the early going this season. Instead of being on the outside looking in at a playoff spot, they have one of the top records in the league.  With that in mind, some have wondered if Buffalo may want to start looking to add..." December 08

  • Are the Buffalo Sabres a real playoff threat or a mirage?

    Sportsnet "After a remarkable 10-game winning streak the city of Buffalo hasn’t seen in ages, the Sabres have dropped four straight games, though three of them were against the top three teams in the league: Tampa Bay, Toronto, and Nashville. Since Buffalo’s Nov. 1 loss to the..." December 06

  • Dahlin named NHL Rookie of the Month for November "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin , who topped first-year blueliners and ranked fourth among all rookies with 1-9-10 in 15 games, has been named the NHL's "Rookie of the Month" for November. Dahlin edged Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (6-6-12 in 14 GP),..." December 01

  • Berglund in, Sheary out for Sabres

    TSN "Sabres forward Patrik Berglund has been activated from injured reserve and forward Conor Sheary was put on IR ahead of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers. Berglund has missed the last three games after being put on IR with an upper-body injury. The 30-year-old Swede has..." November 30

  • Sabres recall defenseman Lawrence Pilut, again

    Die By The Blade "After returning Pilut to the Amerks on Friday evening, the Sabres have recalled the defenseman again today. We’ll see if he gets into the lineup tonight against the San Jose Sharks or is in Buffalo as insurance.   " November 27

  • Sabres Are Shattering Expectations

    The Hockey Writers "Seven! Eight! Nine! We want ten! The Buffalo Sabres are gunning for their tenth straight win Tuesday night, hosting the San Jose Sharks in KeyBank Center. With one more victory, they can match their franchise-best ten-game streak set in 1983-84 and matched in 2006-07. They’re..." November 27

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Surging Sabres now lead the NHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Buffalo Sabres started gathering steam, the question was: “Can they finally make the playoffs?” It might be time for the Sabres to set their sights much higher than merely breaking their postseason drought. By beating the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in a..." November 25

  • Jeff Skinner, Buffalo Sabres Expected To Start Extension Talks Next Month

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres are on a roll, and a lot of their recent success can be traced back to Jeff Skinner. The talented winger is on pace for 55 goals this season and is an early candidate for steal of the offseason after coming over to Buffalo for the low price of three non-first-round draft..." November 23

  • Lawrence Pilut Recalled By Buffalo Sabres

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Amidst the buzz of the 2018 draft season, it wouldn’t have been hard to miss the news that of an undersized defenseman from Sweden signing with the Buffalo Sabres. After all, Sabres fans had their eyes set on a much different Swedish prize, the eventual first-overall pick Rasmus Dahlin...." November 21

  • Sabres prospect Lawrence Pilut emerging as 'new age defenseman'

    Buffalo News "In American Hockey League history, few first-year players have established themselves as stars as quickly as high-scoring Sabres defense prospect Lawrence Pilut. Just 15 games into his career, Pilut is tied with Chicago Wolves forward Daniel Carr for the AHL scoring lead with 22..." November 21

  • Why is Rodrigues the odd man out?

    Die By The Blade "Ahead of last night’s tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins, for the fourth consecutive game, Evan Rodrigues was listed as a healthy scratch for the Buffalo Sabres . As players like Patrik Berglund, Vladimir Sobotka and Tage Thompson have..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Jeff Skinner looking for big raise after strong start

    Yardbarker "The 2019 unrestricted free agent class was supposed to be extremely deep and productive. Tyler Seguin, Drew Doughty, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and many others were scheduled to hit the open market in a wave of superstars that we had never seen before. Those players have already signed long-term..." November 19

  • Jeff Skinner Looking For Big Raise After Strong Start

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2019 unrestricted free agent class was supposed to be extremely deep and productive. Tyler Seguin, Drew Doughty, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and many others were scheduled to hit the open market in a wave of superstars that we had never seen before. Those players have already..." November 19

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Top pick Dahlin’s been strong for Sabres, who should unleash him

    Pro Hockey Talk "Conventional wisdom argues that a slow approach might be a wise one with Rasmus Dahlin. Consider that the top pick of the 2018 NHL Draft is just 18, and won’t turn 19 until April. Dahlin isn’t just adjusting to life in the NHL; the slick Swede also must deal with being in..." November 13

  • Sabres trade Taylor Fedun to the Stars

    Die By The Blade "The Buffalo Sabres announced this afternoon they’ve traded defenseman Taylor Fedun to the Dallas Stars in exchange for a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick. If Fedun plays 25 regular season or playoff games with the Stars this season, the Sabres will get a draft pick in the..." November 10

  • Sabres' Skinner willing to be patient about starting talks on contract extension

    Buffalo News "Jeff Skinner has 16 points in 15 games this season for the Buffalo Sabres – and his eight goals since being put on the club's top line Oct. 20 is tied for the NHL lead in that span. Skinner is proving to be the sniper the Sabres hoped for when they traded for him from..." November 08

  • Jack Eichel’s off to huge start for Sabres

    Pro Hockey Talk "With his $10 million AAV kicking in this season, Jack Eichel is certainly being paid fairly for his efforts. He might not always be getting the sort of credit he deserves, at least in certain, more cynical circles. Perhaps this is the year he really cements his place as one of the..." November 06

  • The Ristolainen top pair experiment is over

    Die By The Blade "It’s becoming a late summer annual tradition in Buffalo. We hear about and discuss how the Buffalo Sabres are going to do a better job limiting the minutes of defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen. Multiple coaches and general managers have indicated this is their plan heading into the..." November 05

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Sabres' Dahlin leaves game with injury vs. Senators

    The Score "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin was forced from Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators with an undisclosed injury, the team confirmed. The 18-year-old blocked a shot in the second period and did not return for the third, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon. " November 03

  • Sabres Should Sit Struggling Scandella

    Die By The Blade "There’s no easy way to say it: Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella is not having a good season so far. Here’s the numbers: he’s leading the team’s defensemen in giveaways - tied with Rasmus Ristolainen, with nine each. He’s..." November 01

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23