Sabres Rumors & News

  • Kings' Futa among candidates for Sabres GM job

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have asked for permission to interview a longtime Kings executive, but it’s not the one at the top of some lists. Buffalo has been granted permission to talk with Los Angeles Assistant General Manager Michael Futa. A Kings spokesman told The Buffalo News the Sabres have not asked to..." April 28

  • No names, but Sabres have ‘put a lot of work’ into GM and coach searches "Let the games begin. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Buffalo Sabres have started interviewing potential candidates for their vacant general manager position. Dean Lombardi, the former general manager of the Los Angeles Kings has been a name that has generated a lot of interest and..." April 26

  • Lombardi, Schoenfeld, Housley among names considered for Sabres vacancies

    Sportsnet "The Buffalo Sabres have some vacancies to fill now that they’ve fired GM Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, some names are already popping up. Kypreos named former Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi as an obvious candidate. “But another one I’m..." April 23

  • Sabres owner to address media tomorrow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sabres owner Terry Pegula will address the media tomorrow morning — and, boy, will Buffalo reporters have some questions for him. Pegula cleaned house today, firing general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. The moves came after Pegula met with Murray, who’d just held his own..." April 20

  • Sabres fire Bylsma, Murray

    TSN "Dan Bylsma and Tim Murray are out in Buffalo. The team announced on Thursday that both their coach and general manager have been fired. The Sabres fired the pair after a 33-37-12 campaign. The team finished last in the Atlantic Division and 14th in the Eastern Conference. The team has not..." April 20

  • Agents: Eichel not pushing for Sabres coaching change

    TSN "If Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma's job is in jeopardy, star forward Jack Eichel's representatives say their client is not the one pushing for a change. Peter Donatelli tells The Associated Press a coaching change was "not even on (Eichel's) radar screen" last week during the player's exit..." April 19

  • Misconceptions Fueling Reinhart Trade Talk

    The Hockey Writers "Sam Reinhart was the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was the first big piece the Sabres added in their rebuilding process. Just a year ago the 21-year old was considered one of the promising young core pieces moving into the future. Now, a year later, he’s being talked about as an..." April 19

  • After playing alongside Eichel, Sabres' Foligno wants to do it again

    Buffalo News "Marcus Foligno knows there were times he couldn’t keep up with Jack Eichel. He also knows that by driving the net and acting as bodyguard, he gave Eichel more room to show his skills. Foligno hopes that was enough to stay next to the Sabres’ high-scoring center. No left winger played more..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Jack Eichel calls out Sabres’ desire to win after disappointing season

    Fox Sports "The Buffalo Sabres’ season mercifully came to an end with a 4-2 loss against the Lightning Sunday. Buffalo’s 78 points in the standings put it at the bottom of the Atlantic Division and second-lowest total in the Eastern Conference. For sophomore centerman Jack Eichel, that’s not nearly good..." April 10

  • Point leads Lightning to season-closing win vs. Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Brayden Point ended an impressive rookie with his second multi-goal game of the week to lift the Tampa Bay Lighting to a season-closing 4-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday. Andrei Vasilevskiy closed out the season by picking up his 23rd victory while making 26..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Huberdeau scores twice; Panthers win Thornton's final game

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- From the perspective of the Florida Panthers, who were playing their final home game of the season, this was a bittersweet goodbye to their fans. Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice and James Reimer posted his second shutout of the season as Florida defeated the Buffalo Sabres..." April 08

  • Okposo discharged from hospital

    Pro Hockey Talk "Good news from Buffalo — Kyle Okposo has reportedly been discharged from hospital. WIVB-TV cites a source with knowledge of the situation for the report. The same source could not verify Okposo’s illness. The Sabres have been tight-lipped about Okposo’s situation. " April 08

  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo showing signs of improvement

    Sporting News "Though nothing is definitive in the curious case of Kyle Okposo, one thing positive was reported Friday. He is showing signs of improvement, according to The Associated Press, which cited an unidentified person with direct knowledge of the situation. The Sabres forward, 28, has been undergoing..." April 07

  • Guhle reportedly headed to Sabres’ AHL team

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the most important Buffalo Sabres prospects is on his way to the AHL. Brendan Guhle, a 19-year-old defenseman whose season with the Prince George Cougars just ended, is reportedly headed to Rochester. From the Prince George Citizen: The Cougars’ MVP has already proven he can play..." April 06

  • Sabres' Kyle Okposo in intensive care, undergoing tests

    Buffalo News "After Dan Bylsma admitted to being “very concerned” about Kyle Okposo’s health, word came that the Buffalo Sabres forward is hospitalized and in intensive care. Okposo is in the Neuro Surgical ICU at Buffalo General Medical Center, Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 reported Wednesday. The Buffalo..." April 06

  • Sabres halt Canadiens' five-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Following one of their worst losses of the season, the Buffalo Sabres gave their fans something to cheer about in their final home game of the season. Rasmus Ristolainen and Tyler Ennis scored to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday..." April 05

  • Sabres embarrassed they haven't given fans good times

    Buffalo News "The Sabres and their fans say goodbye Wednesday. Will it be a fond farewell? Good riddance? Or, like many other nights, will the sides barely acknowledge each other? As the players prepared for the home finale against Montreal, they reflected on the folks who regularly journey to KeyBank..." April 05

  • Okposo (illness) ruled out for Buffalo’s final three games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo forward Kyle Okposo will miss the rest of the season with a mysterious illness that the Sabres aren’t saying much publicly about. From yesterday’s Buffalo News, with a quote from head coach Dan Byslma: “Kyle’s still dealing with sickness and illness,” Bylsma said. “He has gone..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • Quick burst guides Maple Leafs past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- With an early burst of offense, the Toronto Maple Leafs made quick work of the Buffalo Sabres and are knocking on the door of the playoffs. The Maple Leafs scored three goals in 43 seconds on their way to a 4-2 win over the Sabres on Monday night. Toronto (39-24-15, 93..." April 03

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Sabres to call up Alex Nylander

    TSN "Alex Nylander appears set to make his NHL debut. According to the Buffalo News, the Buffalo Sabres will recall the 19-year-old on Monday and he is expected to play that night against the Toronto Maple Leafs - and his brother, William. Nylander was selected eighth overall in last year's draft..." April 03

  • Lee helps Isles win first game since Tavares' injury

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders are learning to navigate without their captain as they continue their playoff push. Anders Lee scored two third-period goals as New York defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Sunday to keep pace in the Eastern Conference wild-card race. Cal..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Sabres' Reinhart, Eichel suggest benching by Bylsma was excessive

    Buffalo News "While acknowledging he should not have been late, Sam Reinhart clearly doesn’t believe the punishment fit the crime. The Sabres forward returned to practice Thursday after a one-game benching. He dressed but didn’t play a shift Tuesday in Columbus after being late to a team stretch earlier in..." March 30

  • Sabres sign UMass Lowell standout C.J. Smith to entry-level deal

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres are adding an interesting college free agent to their organization Wednesday, as they are signing UMass-Lowell left winger C.J. Smith to an entry-level contract. The news was initially reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet but has yet to be announced by the team. Smith,..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Jackets top Sabres to inch closer to Metro summit

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Nick Foligno, as captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, says that every game matters. Soon, when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin, he won't have to remind his teammates of that. But right now, with six games left in the regular season, Foligno wants his team to think big even..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Gionta paces Sabres in 1,000th game

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Brian Gionta celebrated his 1,000th career NHL game in style. After being honored in a pregame ceremony, the Sabres captain went out and scored the game-winning goal in Buffalo's 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. "It was an emotional night," Gionta..." March 27

  • Eichel scores twice as Sabres stop Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres played the spoiler role to perfection Saturday night. With thousands of Toronto fans invading KeyBank Center, Jack Eichel and the Sabres skated away with a 5-2 victory over their border rivals. The victory snapped a three-game winning streak by the..." March 25

  • Ryan O’Reilly comments on Sidney Crosby spearing incident: ‘It happens’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has made some headlines this week for a couple of stick infractions that were overlooked by the on-ice officials during his games. They were not overlooked by everybody else. On Thursday, he caught Marc Methot with a slash to the hand that ended up..." March 25

  • After setbacks, William Carrier ready to return to Sabres lineup

    Buffalo News "William Carrier was his own worst enemy. The 22-year-old forward was experiencing pain in his knee. But he kept playing until it was so bad, he had to sit out. It was only supposed to be a few days, but it turned into a longer stint on the injury list. Then he tried to come back early,..." March 24

  • Sabres' Lehner: Ristolainen doesn't get 3 games if he played for Penguins "Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner didn't mince any words when asked about his teammate Rasmus Ristolainen and the three-game suspension he was dealt on Thursday. "People might not agree with me and that's fine but reverse jerseys and it's not three games," Lehner said after practice Friday..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Ristolainen suspended for three games

    Buffalo News "Rasmus Ristolainen was given a three-game suspension, announced by NHL Player Safety for his hit on on Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel in Tuesday's game in KeyBank Center. The NHL Player Safety Twitter account said a video explanation will be released later on Thursday. Ristolainen spoke..." March 23

  • Sabres’ Ristolainen to have hearing for hit on Penguins’ Guentzel

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen has a disciplinary hearing Thursday afternoon with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel. Ristolainen was issued a major penalty and game misconduct for interference at 8:46 of the first period of..." March 22

  • Crosby helps Penguins nail down playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Another highlight-reel goal for Sidney Crosby, another trip to the playoffs for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby opened the scoring on a spectacular effort, and Nick Bonino scored the game-winner with 5:29 remaining to lead the Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Buffalo..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Sabres' Ennis needs to make most of his minutes

    Buffalo News "Tyler Ennis knows what kind of player he can be. He also knows who the Sabres have asked him to be. Usually, that’s not the same guy. Right now, however, everyone sees an identical player. It’s up to Ennis to keep it that way. After long nights on the fourth line, Ennis is back up top for..." March 20

  • Lehner, Sabres squeeze past Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- As the power play goes, so go the Buffalo Sabres. It has been that way all season and it was that way again Monday night. Jack Eichel and Matt Moulson scored power-play goals in the second period and that was enough to give the Sabres a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red..." March 20

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