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  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Phil Housley’s Seat Is Red Hot

    The Hockey Writers "The Buffalo Sabres’ post-game answers have become as cliché as they get. The excuses flow faster than outlet passes from their zone. The blank stares match their scoreboard total. There’s talk about adding jam to their game. Competing. Digging deeper. It’s a broken..." March 15

  • Sabres’ Jack Eichel on suspension: ‘I just didn’t think that it matched up’

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Sabres aren’t too happy about Jack Eichel’s two-game suspension from the NHL. Eichel was suspended for a head hit to Colorado’s Carl Soderberg. Eichel said, “You don’t want to miss two games with the team, but it’s the league’s decision and we have..." March 11

  • Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel Suspended Two Games

    Last Word On Hockey "The Buffalo Sabres will be without Jack Eichel after the NHL Department of Player Saftey issued a suspension on Saturday. Eichel landed an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg on Friday. The Sabres met..." March 11

  • Sabres' Jack Eichel will have hearing about hit

    CBS Sports "Eichel will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for his hit to the head of Carl Soderberg in Saturday's loss to the Avalanche, John Vogl of The Athletic reports. As Eichel and Soderberg both raced to a loose puck, Eichel dished out a hit and his shoulder made..." March 10

  • Buffalo Sabres Recall Alexander Nylander From AHL

    Die By The Blade "The Buffalo Sabres announced this afternoon that they have recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL). This goes in the books as Nylander’s first recall of the season. In 49 games with the Americans this season, Nylander has tallied 31 points (12..." March 10

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe's season likely over because of upper-body injury

    Buffalo News "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe's season is likely over after the 25-year-old suffered an upper-body injury during the second period of a 5-2 loss in Toronto Saturday night. McCabe had four goals among 14 points with a minus-7 rating in 55 games this season for the Sabres..." March 04

  • Sabres trade Nathan Beaulieu to Winnipeg for sixth-round pick

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres loosened some of their logjam on defense just as the NHL trade deadline hit Monday afternoon, sending Nathan Beaulieu to the Winnipeg Jets for a sixth-round pick. The deal was cleared by the league and announced about 3:40 p.m. Beaulieu, 26, was scheduled to be in..." February 25

  • Sabres Acquire Brandon Montour

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It has been a relatively quiet day on the trade front so far but the Sabres and Ducks have made a notable swap as Buffalo has acquired defenseman Brandon Montour from Anaheim in exchange for blueline prospect Brendan Guhle and a first-round pick.  The Ducks will have..." February 25

  • Islanders, Panthers, Sabres Sign Minor League Goaltenders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Several teams have fortified their depth in net before the NHL Trade Deadline, which also acts as a deadline for players to sign and be postseason-eligible. The New York Islanders have signed Jeremy Smith, the Florida Panthers have signed Chris Driedger, and the Buffalo..." February 24

  • Sabres' Skinner (leg) leaves game early

    TSN "Buffalo Sabres leading scorer Jeff Skinner left Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals in the second period with an apparent leg injury. Skinner landed awkwardly and in pain when Capitals forward Carl Hagelin's stick made contact with the back of Skinner's left..." February 23

  • Sabres' Skinner returns after leaving game with apparent leg injury

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres appeared to lose their top goal scorer in gruesome fashion Saturday, but he made a seemingly miraculous recovery. Jeff Skinner was back on the ice to start the third period after leaving the Sabres' afternoon tilt against the Washington Capitals early in the..." February 23

  • Sabres remain hopeful of signing Skinner to new contract

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres remain hopeful of signing forward Jeff Skinner to a new contract, general manager Jason Botterill said Wednesday. Skinner leads the Sabres with 36 goals and is third in the NHL behind Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (42) and Patrick Kane of the Chicago..." February 21

  • Sabres GM: 'There’s not going to be a coaching change'

    WKBW "Phil Housley’s job as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres is safe, at least for now. While in Tampa Bay preparing for Thursday’s game against the Lightning, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill spoke with reporters and said the team is not considering a coaching..." February 20

  • Sabres winger being evaluated, but did not suffer concussion in fight

    Sporting News "Sabres winger Kyle Okposo is being further evaluated for an injury he suffered in a fight against the Rangers Friday night, Buffalo coach Phil Housley said Monday. The 30-year-old veteran was knocked down by one punch from Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo..." February 18

  • Sabres' Housley: 'It just looks like we're soft'

    Buffalo News "The best thing about the Sabres right now is they're getting out of town so most of you won't have to see them in person for a while. As somebody on Twitter reminded me during the first intermission of Friday night's 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers, the first period was..." February 16

  • When Would be the Time To Fire Phil Housley?

    Die By The Blade "Whenever a team begins to struggle - and I mean, really struggle - one of the first things that many fans will do is call for the team to fire their head coach. It’s understandable; it’s almost always one of the easiest moves to shake things up among a team that’s stagnant or..." February 15

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Sabres, Skinner focused on getting extension done

    TSN "Jeff Skinner's camp and the Buffalo Sabres have had some "good conversations" about the forward possibly signing an extension with the team, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The negotiations between the two parties comes with just a little over a week..." February 14

  • Reinhart clearing things up after seemingly calling out goaltenders

    Buffalo News "Instead of looking ahead to a Saturday matinee against the Detroit Red Wings, the Buffalo Sabres spent Friday afternoon cleaning up the aftermath from a 6-5 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Sam Reinhart and Phil Housley each arrived for practice knowing reporters would ask..." February 09

  • Sabres shuffle lines looking for spark

    Pro Hockey Talk "What a difference two months makes. The Buffalo Sabres were the darlings of the NHL back in November when they tied a franchise record with 10 straight wins and sat atop the NHL standings at 17-6-2. But since that 10-game winning streak, the Sabres are just 8-14-4 with 20 points,..." February 04

  • Sabres place Remi Elie on waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Sabres announced (Twitter link) that they have placed winger Remi Elie on waivers.  It’s expected that Buffalo will recall someone from Rochester of the AHL once he’s either claimed or clears waivers on Sunday. This is the second time this season that Elie has..." February 02

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Jason Pominville on the trade block?

    Die By The Blade "On Sportsnet’s 31 Thoughts: The Podcast with Elliotte Friedman and Jeff Marek, they talked about some players that could be on the move by the February 25th NHL Trade Deadline. During their conversation they briefly discussed the possibility of a veteran Buffalo..." January 31

  • Sabres goalies need to shake off tough month

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Buffalo Sabres look back on this season, they may consider January the month that broke their playoff hopes — or the month they survived. Things certainly haven’t been easy lately, and you can see the strain most clearly in the way Carter..." January 30

  • Benching Pilut has become an inexcusable decision

    Die By The Blade "The Buffalo Sabres break came to an end yesterday afternoon when the team returned to the ice for practice. The coaching and management staff had 11 days to evaluate the team during the time off. In practice yesterday and today we found out what some things they landed on in an..." January 28

  • Can Avalanche, Sabres get back on track in second half?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres are having a nearly identical experience on the roller coaster ride that is their 2018-19 season. It all started with what was probably considered a pleasant surprise and a lot of excitement, and has quickly devolved into a season that could..." January 27

  • Skinner would 'sign up to watch' Dahlin with Sabres

    NHL.com "Jeff Skinner knows rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is a great selling point to signing long-term with the Buffalo Sabres. "He's pretty good, yea? I'd sign up to watch him too," the Sabres left wing said at NHL All-Star Game Media Day presented by adidas on Thursday..." January 26

  • Sabres struggles are tied to a drop off in two other key areas

    Die By The Blade "The Buffalo Sabres have reached their bye week and All-Star break portion of the schedule. They sit four points out of a playoff spot entering play tonight. Only 55 days ago they were atop the NHL standings and nine points clear of a playoff position. It’s time for the..." January 23

  • Berglund unsure if he'll ever play hockey again

    NHL.com "Patrik Berglund said he had lost the desire to play hockey when he walked away from the Buffalo Sabres and isn't sure if he will ever play again. "Why skate around and do something I don't like anymore," Berglund said in comments published Friday by Hockeypuls, a..." January 18

  • Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres Swap Forwards

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on a one-for-one trade. The Flyers have announced tonight that they have acquired forward Justin Bailey in exchange for forward Taylor Leier. Bailey and Leier are each expected to remain in the AHL for..." January 18

  • Nathan Beaulieu Requests A Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu has asked to be traded, reports TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie (Twitter link).  He’s slated to be a healthy scratch tonight against Calgary, something that has been a recent occurrence as of late. The 26-year-old is in his second season..." January 16

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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