Cody McCormick: "I'm ready. Let's go. Too long in between games." #Sabres
The Sabres announced they assigned Brayden McNabb to Rochester.
Buffalo News "Alexander Sulzer missed his second straight day of practice today and the Sabres defenseman, who missed Monday for what the team termed a "maintenance" day, is now iffy for Thursday's game against the New York Rangers. Interim coach Ted Nolan said he's hoping Sulzer can practice Wednesday but..." December 03
Edmonton Journal "An NHL pro scout, after watching the Buffalo Sabres, said: “Ryan Miller is about all they’ve got. He’s playing unreal.” So where do the Sabres send the goalie at the trade deadline? Are the New York Islanders on his list of teams he’d play for? Are the Nashville Predators, if Pekka Rinne is out..." December 02
Newark Star-Ledger "Devils goalie Cory Schneider insists he didn’t do anything to try and change his luck. He didn’t start eating differently or switch the order in which he put on his goalie equipment. But after a stretch in which he went five starts and more than a month between victories, he has now won three..." December 01
NHL.com "Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta, who had been playing with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, reportedly is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The Buffalo News reported the news Saturday. Kaleta, 27, was injured Friday when the Rochester..." December 01
NHL.com "Christian Ehrhoff scored 38 seconds into overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 3-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at First Niagara Center on Friday. Ehrhoff's goal came just as a penalty to Toronto's Paul Ranger ended, and the shot from the point beat Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer..." November 30
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres caught Corey Tropp’s eye during the 2007 playoffs. Little did he know, he was in their sights, too. “I remember in ’07, my actual draft year, watching the Sabres and how cool it looked in Buffalo,” Tropp said to The News by phone Thursday. “Then, a month later, I was getting..." November 29
Columbus claims C.Tropp off Waivers from Buffalo
Matt D'Agostini is going to get a chance to play good minutes with the #sabres. He'll start on a line with Steve Ott and Ville Leino.
Sportsnet.ca "The number of former NHL players involved a class-action concussion lawsuit against the league is growing at a rapid rate. Within 48 hours of the suit being filed in a Washington federal court, the original group of 10 plaintiffs had inflated to more than 200, according to one of the lawyers..." November 28
Montreal Gazette "David Desharnais’s second-period power-play goal proved to be the winner as the Canadiens squeaked past the stubborn Buffalo Sabres 3-1 Wednesday night at the First Niagara Center. It was the fourth consecutive win for the Canadiens, matching the team’s longest winning streak this..." November 28
Waivers: Corey Tropp (BUF)
Buffalo News "While the Buffalo Sabres continued to work on defensive zone coverage, they also addressed the power play and scoring opportunities at this morning's practice at First Niagara Center. The Sabres have scored the fewest goals in the league -- 44 while the power play has accounted for 11 of those..." November 27
Rick Dudley agrees to more lucrative deal to stay with Canadiens after Sabres approach Mtl for permission to talk to Duds re: GM job. #TSN
#Penguins apparently lose Matt D'Agostini to Buffalo on waivers.
Sportsnet.ca "Starting next season, Rogers Communications will be the National Hockey League’s exclusive broadcast and multimedia partner in Canada. As part of the $5.2 billion, 12-year agreement, Rogers obtains the national rights on all platforms to every NHL game through the 2025-26 campaign—including all..." November 26
Buffalo Hockey Beat "The Sabres’ emotional 3-1 victory in Ted Nolan’s debut as interim coach Nov. 15 is starting to feel like a distant memory.Yes, the Sabres have been showcasing a better compete level at times. Yes, they’re starting games much better.But the bottom-feeding club has been outscored 15-5 in four..." November 26
Associated Press "Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks damages to be determined at trial. The players are also seeking court-approved..." November 25
Detroit News "This was a classic case of a game a team like the Red Wings needed to win, going against one of the worst teams in the NHL. And though it wasn't a thing of beauty — far from it — the Red Wings managed to come away with two points, defeating the lowly Buffalo Sabres 3-1. The Red Wings were..." November 25
Buffalo News "It’s not a secret the Sabres need help scoring. It’s also not a secret who needs to supply the help. Matt Moulson and Drew Stafford, expected to make up two-thirds of Buffalo’s top line this afternoon against Detroit, have goose eggs in the goal column lately. Moulson is stuck in a 10-game..." November 24
CSN Philly "Were it not for a concussion and eye injury, who knows what kind of stats Steve Downie might have at this point. He came here in a trade from Colorado for Max Talbot, got into a fight and missed four games. Since he's come back, well, he’s been an assist machine for the Flyers. Downie added..." November 22
Buffalo News "Ted Nolan remembers what it was like to take a young team into Philadelphia. The Flyers are tough, aggressive and their fans are passionate. It’s not an easy place to play. And back in 1995, during his first stint as the Buffalo Sabres’ head coach, he saw his team reveal its own grit and..." November 21
Mikhail Grigorenko has also been returned to #Sabres after conditioning assignment ruled against by NHL.
NHL.com "Buffalo Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine today announced the team has recalled forward Luke Adam and defenseman Brayden McNabb from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). LaFontaine also announced that forward Mikhail Grigorenko has been returned to the..." November 20
TSN.ca "Add another name to the list of potential general managers for the Buffalo Sabres. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the Sabres have received permission to speak to Boston Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning about their vacant GM position. Buffalo created a stir last..." November 20
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For a team looking to take advantage of a cellar-dwelling opponent and a goaltender in Jaroslav Halak needing to snap a string of sub-par performances, the Blues had a start Tuesday that was not what the doctor ordered. Ten seconds into the game, Buffalo’s Tyler Ennis capitalized on bad break..." November 20
CBSSports.com "The Buffalo Sabres regime change is already making more moves showing a different direction for the rebuild the team is about to undergo. The team has returned rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The team may also yet return Mikhail Grigorenko to..." November 19
Buffalo News "The Sabres said they had too many young players and planned to change it. It wasn't idle chatter. Buffalo has started its morning skate, and 19-year-old Mikhail Grigorenko is gone along with rookies Rasmus Ristolainen, Johan Larsson and Nikita Zadorov. Though no official word has come from the..." November 19
Buffalo News "One of the things Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan have been discussing since taking over the Sabres is the roster. You can expect it to change -- very soon. The days of teenagers getting the keys to the car are coming to an end. Nikita Zadorov is likely heading back to junior hockey, and Mikhail..." November 18
Pro Hockey Talk "Following Saturday night’s 4-2 loss to Toronto, Buffalo enforcer John Scott took aim at Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf by calling him “Princess Phaneuf” in response to this third-period scrum. “All of a sudden I’m not allowed to hit him anymore. He’s Princess Phaneuf. It’s a joke,” Scott after the..." November 18
Toronto Sun "His office is in the blue paint of the goal crease, not faceoff circle red. That fact has perhaps never been more apparent than in James van Riemsdyk’s play over the first quarter of the Maple Leafs’ season. A pair of goals by the big winger Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre..." November 17
CBSSports.com "Pat LaFontaine has only been in his new role as president of hockey operations for the Buffalo Sabres a few days, but he's already thinking of how he'll improve the club. The biggest item on his to-do list is hiring a new general manager, but there's work to be done in the interim. Among the..." November 16
Pro Hockey Talk "Ted Nolan’s first game behind the Buffalo bench in 16 years promises to be intriguing, though not just for his coaching debut. The new head coach has rattled the Sabres, so to speak, with a number of lineup adjustments heading into Friday night’s affair with the Leafs. Let’s take a look: –..." November 15
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jason Botterill will be granted permission to interview with the Buffalo Sabres for their vacant general manager position, sources told the Tribune-Review on Wednesday. Botterill, in his fifth season as Penguins assistant general manager, had not been contacted about the Buffalo opening as of..." November 14
Buffalo News "The Sabres have called a news conference for 10:30 this morning to make a "major" announcement, with multiple reports saying they will name a president of hockey operations. Bob McKenzie of TSN says it will be Sabres legend Pat LaFontaine. Until this point, General Manager Darcy Regier has been..." November 13
Now hearing that Darcy and Rolston are out, LaFontaine in and possibly Ted Nolan returning as coach.
#Sabres make it official. Pat LaFontaine president of hockey operations, Ted Nolan new coach. Darcy Regier, Ron Rolston fired.
Buffalo News "And the news we've all been waiting for -- Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston are out and Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan are in. "Last night I relieved Darcy Regier from his duties as Buffalo Sabres general manager and Ron Rolston as head coach," Sabres owner Terry Pegula said at a press conference at..." November 13
LaFontaine on Miller: "I can't tell you what will happen; could happen short term, could happen later in the season or he might be here"
NHL.com "Ken Holland has long been one of the leading proponents of extending overtime to decide more games before the shootout, and the Detroit Red Wings general manager said Tuesday he thinks the support for such an action is growing among his peers. Overtime was one of the popular subjects at the..." November 13
Buffalo News "During the Sabres’ discombobulated postgame celebration, Tyler Ennis was one guy who knew exactly what to do. Immediately after scoring the shootout winner Tuesday, Ennis skated to Ryan Miller and complimented the goaltender. “I told him in the huddle after the game, ‘Every time I think you’re..." November 13
NHL.com "When the Buffalo Sabres host the Los Angeles Kings at First Niagara Center on Tuesday, Sabres forward Ville Leino will be back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the team's 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. "I've been playing around 10 or 11 minutes and not really [on the]..." November 12
NHL.com "Olympic gold medalist. Stanley Cup champion. A three-time 20-goal scorer and one of the NHL's blessed centers in terms of size and skill. So how could it be that Ryan Getzlaf went this long without a hat trick? The Anaheim Ducks captain needed fewer than 20 minutes to scratch that off his..." November 09
CBSSports.com "If there has been a silver lining in this dreary season for the Buffalo Sabres, it's been Ryan Miller. The former Vezina Trophy winner is having a rather remarkable year between the pipes, which has kept the Sabres in a lot of games they probably wouldn't have been otherwise. Perhaps more..." November 08
Los Angeles Times "They are hockey's equivalent of a quick cleaning, a sure-fire way to spiff up the place before getting to the serious stuff later. Yes, things often look a lot better after a game against the struggling Buffalo Sabres. The Kings have been struggling on the penalty kill, dealing with injuries..." November 08
CBC Sports "Spoke this morning with NHL Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy about last night's "phantom goal" that would have given San Jose a 5-4 overtime victory over Buffalo. Instead, the Sabres scored an impressive shootout win, probably their high point of the season so..." November 06
Buffalo News "The Sabres, who’ve toppled at the slightest of breezes all season, stood toe-to-toe with an NHL hurricane Tuesday night. Buffalo and San Jose traded roundhouse blows and devastating counterpunches, a fight the Sabres had yet to deliver and one San Jose certainly could not have expected. When it..." November 06
Anaheim Calling "The Ducks started off slow, but broke through in the second and third period for a 6-3 win against the Sabres. Emerson Etem and Corey Perry had two goals in the game. First Period Recap: This was the slowest start to a game that I have seen in a while. The Ducks won the opening draw and..." November 03