Sabres Rumors & News

  • Anton Lander leads Edmonton Oilers to win over Buffalo Sabres

    Edmonton Journal "As the authors of an 11-game winless skid earlier in the season, the Edmonton Oilers were not in a position to dismiss the struggles of the Buffalo Sabres. What they did do, however, was add to the Sabres’ misery with a 3-2 victory Thursday night at Rexall Place. Spurred on by the strong..." January 30

  • Flames dominate Sabres in return from NHL all-star break

    Calgary Herald "Believe it or not, the Calgary Flames are perfectly aware that every game matters. Even Tuesday’s game against the National Hockey League’s worst outfit, the Buffalo Sabres. Because for them, occupying a wild-card spot in the Western Conference with 55 points, the post-season stretch drive..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Nikita Zadorov, suspended by BUF for failing to report on time after ASW, will join Sabres in CGY today. Suspension lifted when he arrives.

  • Sabres return from All Star break with new roster challenges

    Buffalo News "The first day back from the All Star break brought a new set of challenges to the Sabres. The good news: Captain Brian Gionta is back from an upper body injury. He won't go into detail about what it was but would confirm it was not a head injury. Mike Weber also practiced with the team at..." January 26

  • Sabres suspend Nikita Zadorov for failure to report to team on time "The Buffalo Sabres have suspended defenseman Nikita Zadorov for faiing to report to the team on time following the All-Star break, the team announced Monday. Zadorov missed Monday's practice, but his suspension is not expected to be lengthy. "We anticipate Nikita joining the team at some..." January 26

  • Tanking or trying? Sabres answer "For anyone who hasn't been to Buffalo in a few years, it hits you like a sledge hammer. The area around downtown First Niagara Center looks like a whole different place, the HaborCenter complex and new hotels revitalizing a once-depressed neighborhood. If there were NHL titles handed out for..." January 23

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Zetterberg's leadership, sixth career hat trick lifts Red Wings to comeback win over Sabres

    Michigan Live "The captain, Henrik Zetterberg, didn't need to yell at the team during the first intermission Sunday. The players knew how lousy they performed and were embarrassed. Zetterberg apparently just raised his voice a little, offered some advice and led the way. Zetterberg scored three goals in..." January 19

  • Sabres’ McCormick likely done for the season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo Sabres forward Cody McCormick is likely done for the season. The 31-year-old was diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg last weekend. McCormick appeared in 33 games for the Sabres this season registering a goal and three assists to go along with 40 penalty minutes. " January 19

  • Buffalo columnist deems Sabres ‘historically inept’

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that the Buffalo Sabres are bad this season. The Buffalo News’ Mike Harrington goes much further and labels them “historically inept” in a scathing Sunday column. Seriously, this is some stern stuff, and Harrington really directs his missiles at GM Tim Murray. These few..." January 19

  • Sabres’ Gionta should be ready after break

    Buffalo News "Brian Gionta wanted to play Saturday. The Sabres wanted him to play. The captain, however, sat out his 12th game in a row and will likely sit for the 13th time Sunday in Detroit. The decision is based on risk versus reward. After visiting the Red Wings, the Sabres don’t play again until Jan...." January 18

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    #Avs putting out feelers on Ryan O'Reilly as they search for D help. 2 teams showing interest include #Sabres #Leafs

  • Ted Nolan rips Sabres for not listening

    Sporting News "Sabres coach Ted Nolan's biggest complaint isn't the fact that he is rebuilding a young team, or a 1-12-1 record in their last 14 games, or the 7-0 loss to Minnesota on Thursday. It's the fact that his players aren't listening to his coaching. "You take the horse to the well, and it’s up to him..." January 17

  • Wild, Dubnyk earn much-needed shutout over Buffalo

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twenty minutes after becoming the first Wild goalie in history to debut with a shutout, Devan Dubnyk stood in front of reporters answering questions when Matt Cooke threw him a towel. “You might need that for your sweat,” Cooke yelled. “I don’t have any,” Dubnyk yelled back. Too bad the..." January 16

  • Wings put damper on Hasek's night, down Sabres 3-1

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek put the puck deep into his bag but was ready to bring it out if needed later before he boarded the bus. The puck had Dominik Hasek's No. 39 on it, was a ceremonial puck on the night Hasek's number was raised to the rafters Tuesday in Buffalo, a night the Red Wings spoiled with a 3-1..." January 14

  • Murray is thrilled by Reinhart’s play

    Buffalo News "When he watches the Buffalo Sabres, Tim Murray pretty much sees what you do. Limited offense, a defense often incapable of getting the puck away from the opponent, goaltenders that have to do headstands for the team to have a chance to win most nights. All topped off by utterly abhorrent special..." January 11

  • Sabres' McCormick out indefinitely with blood clot "Buffalo Sabres center Cody McCormick is being treated for a blood clot in his leg and will be out indefinitely, coach Ted Nolan said Sunday following practice. "McCormick had a situation where he felt something, the medical staff looked at him and he went to the hospital yesterday," Nolan told..." January 11

  • Patrik Elias leads Devils past Buffalo Sabres, 4-1

    Newark Star-Ledger "Patrik Elias scored his 1,000th career point, his 601st assist and also collected his 399th goal as the Devils shackled the Buffalo Sabres, 4-1, Tuesday night at Prudential Center. The Devils have won two straight games for the first time since Nov. 11-14. They evened their home record at..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Yup, Zemgus Girgensons won the 2015 All-Star voting

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans in Latvia and Chicago should be really happy about the six players who’ve been locked into the 2015 NHL All-Star Game thanks to fan voting. The NHL announced the six players who secured a spot in the event on Saturday after voting ended right before New Year’s. Buffalo Sabres forward..." January 04

  • Did Zadorov just call Tampa’s skill guys ‘pretty soft’?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The last time the Sabres met the Lightning, it was ugly — the Bolts scored a 5-0 blowout victory during which the two teams combined for 110 penalty minutes. Prior to tonight’s rematch, Buffalo d-man Nikita Zadorov fired something of a shot at the Bolts: “We just gotta be ready for [their]..." January 01

  • Sabres recall Pysyk from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres have recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League the club announced Sunday. According to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, the recall is a result of defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen falling ill on Saturday. Pysyk, 22, is on his..." December 28

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    #Sabres return from holiday break to face Isles at home; McCormick, Moulson, Weber back in lineup. #NYIvsBUF

  • Red Wings offense breaks loose in win over Sabres

    Detroit News "The holiday break is going to be a little sweeter for the Red Wings. They made mistakes and lost two players during the game, but they scored some goals for a change and defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-3. Tomas Tatar had two power-play goals, and Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen (power..." December 24

  • Sabres recall ’11 first-rounder Armia, could make NHL debut

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joel Armia looks like he’s on the verge of playing in the bigs. On Wednesday, the Sabres recalled Armia — their first-round pick (16th overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft — from AHL Rochester in advance of tonight’s game versus Detroit. With Matt Moulson (illness) still not feeling well, it’s..." December 23

  • Eriksson delivers OT winner as Bs beat Sabres, 4-3

    CSN New England "The Bruins apparently don’t want to see what this rock bottom thing is all about. The Bruins got off to a decent start, but put together a lackluster, half-hearted effort before tying it up late and eventually winning a 4-3 game in overtime vs. the Buffalo Sabres Sunday at TD Garden. Dougie..." December 22

  • Bartkowski gets game misconduct for hit on Gionta

    CSN New England "Matt Bartkowski might just be hearing from the league after his punishing hit on Brian Gionta in the first period of Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Gionta was set to receive a pass near the Buffalo blue line and had his back turned to the play, and Bartkowski crunched Gionta..." December 22

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    Sabres PR @SabresPR

    Torrey Mitchell and Tyson Strachan have been placed on IR to accommodate today's recalls. #Sabres

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    NEWS: The #Sabres have recalled forward Tim Schaller and defenseman Mark Pysyk from @AmerksHockey.

  • Jets thrash Sabres 5-1

    Winnipeg Sun "It's a well-worn cliche in hockey circles, that when someone is lost to injury, the rallying cry will include talk about providing opportunity for others to leave their mark. Well, on a day the Winnipeg Jets found out they would be without another one of their top blue-liners for an extended..." December 17

  • Blue Jackets acquire Adam from Sabres for D'Amigo "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Luke Adam from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for left wing Jerry D’Amigo, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The club has assigned Adam to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons." December 17

  • Sabres trump Ottawa Senators, 5-4

    Buffalo News "This edition of the Sabres seemingly doesn’t belong in the same sentence with the 2006-07 squad that won the Presidents’ Trophy. One team had a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup, while the other was supposed to be the worst in the NHL. So how shocking is this: After Monday’s 5-4 shootout win..." December 16

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    BREAKING NEWS: The #Sabres have recalled Mikhail Grigorenko from @AmerksHockey.

  • The asking price for Detroit to get Tyler Myers is reportedly…

    Pro Hockey Talk "From Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, it’s… …prospect Dylan Larkin, a roster player along the lines of a Riley Sheahan or Tomas Jurco, and a first-round pick. Debate among yourselves whether Myers is worth that. Assuming the report is accurate, GM Ken Holland has no doubt been debating it..." December 13

  • Trade bait Chris Stewart has Sabres in a bind "Keep an eye on the lineup submitted by the Sabres tonight when they host the Flames (7:00 p.m. EST; SNF, MSG-B, BELL TV). The list of names will reveal whether surging Buffalo is more interested in winning a game or enhancing an asset. Chris Stewart was a healthy scratch in the Sabres’ last..." December 13

  • Calgary Flames edged by Buffalo Sabres

    Calgary Sun "It was a night that Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie would sooner forget. Buffalo Sabres speedster Tyler Ennis collected a hat-trick of assists in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Flames at First Niagara Center, and Brodie was victimized on every one of 'em. The 24-year-old rearguard has..." December 12

  • Ennis, Enroth lead Sabres past Kings

    Buffalo News "When you’re dealing with the kind of talent gap the Buffalo Sabres face against a team like the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, there’s really only one strategy. Calm and cool. The dodge and parry. Wait for a mistake. Take advantage. It worked like a charm Tuesday night as Tyler..." December 10

  • Sabres ready and willing to trade Chris Stewart

    The Score "Based on recent events in Buffalo, this should really come as no surprise. The Sabres are actively looking to trade forward and impending unrestricted free agent Chris Stewart, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. Scratched from the lineup on Tuesday by head coach Ted Nolan, Stewart clearly..." December 10

  • Sabres' Girgensons leads All-Star voting, tops second- and third-place combined

    Buffalo News "Latvia's love for Zemgus Girgensons continues to show in the voting for the NHL All-Star Game. Girgensons remained the runaway leader in the voting totals announced Tuesday. The Sabres center picked up more than 400,000 votes in one week, giving him 803,805. Buffalo native Patrick Kane is in..." December 10

  • Sabres “Really Eager” To Move Stewart

    kuklaskorner "It's been no secret for the past few months that the Sabres have been shopping forward Chris Stewart. Apparently, talks are starting to heat up. Hockey insider Pierre Lebrun told TSN 1040 in Vancouver today that Buffalo is looking to part ways with Stewart and aren't necessarily interested..." December 09

  • Panthers GM apologizes to Sabres owner for pre-game snowstorm video

    Pro Hockey Talk "Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres, was reportedly angry with the Florida Panthers for a video prior to puck drop between the two teams that showed scenes from Buffalo’s recent snowstorm, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald. From the Miami Herald: Florida general manager..." December 07

  • Lightning flex muscle in 5-0 rout of Sabres

    Tampa Tribune "Trying to trek the path toward elite status requires games such as the Tampa bay Lightning played on Thursday. Take on a team in the bottom of the standings and establish superiority early and often. Tampa Bay did just that in dominating Buffalo in a 5-0 victory in front of an announced..." December 05

  • Sabres Earn Another Two Points Against League Best

    Die By The Blade "What do you get when you have the league's best offense playing on the second night of a back to back situation and an offense that still struggles to find the back of the net most nights? A game which features its first goal with 10:08 left in the game and only two goals total. The Sabres held..." December 03

  • Sabres Zemgus Girgensons crushing in all-star voting "If you've noticed Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons at the top of the voting for the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game, it's no mistake. The Sabres forward is the leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game in Columbus. He's tied for the Sabres lead in goals with Tyler Ennis (7) and is second..." December 02

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    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    Gorges will be back in the lineup tomorrow, per Nolan.

  • Enroth stars as Sabres beat Montreal again

    Buffalo News "The backdrop to the Buffalo Sabres’ latest nailbiter was the return of Brian Gionta and Josh Gorges to the Bell Centre. The 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens was secured as Brian Flynn scored the tying goal with 5:56 left in regulation and the only goal of a five-round shootout. But this one..." November 30

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin has been fined $11,021.51 for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo forward Brian Gionta.

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Montreal defenseman Alexei Emelin will have a hearing today for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo forward Brian Gionta.

  • Sabres skate by Canadiens

    Buffalo News "Even with Fonzie in the house, Tyler Ennis was the coolest guy in the building. The Sabres’ slick-skating forward put up a Goal of the Year candidate Friday night and assisted on Matt Moulson’s fluke winner with 1:18 left as Buffalo dropped Montreal, 2-1, in First Niagara Center. The surging..." November 29

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