Sabres Rumors & News

  • 10h
    Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger

    #Sabres gm Tim Murray. "I'm disappointed for our fans."

  • Eichel understands Murray's disappointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sabres GM Tim Murray took some serious heat following Saturday’s NHL Draft Lottery after he likened losing the No. 1 pick to getting cut from the Canadian junior team, adding he felt bad for Sabres fans that “were extremely excited about Connor McDavid.” But of all people, it was Jack Eichel —..." April 19

  • Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ted Nolan after last-place finish

    Brandon Sun "The Buffalo Sabres fired coach Ted Nolan on Sunday, a day after their season ended with a second consecutive last-place finish. General manager Tim Murray announced the decision in a release issued by the team. Nolan had two years left on a contract he signed a little more than a year..." April 13

  • Penguins clinch playoff berth with win in Buffalo

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The relief was palpable. The Penguins finally clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs at the eleventh hour, by beating the Buffalo Sabres, 2-0, Saturday night at First Niagara Center for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference at the close of game No. 82. Their reward? The..." April 12

  • The McEichel Derby is OVER. Buffalo clinches 30th

    Buffalo News "The Sabres clinched 30th place with a 4-2 loss at Columbus Friday night. The two teams Gms W L OT Pts Buffalo 81 23 50 8 54 Arizona 81 24 49 8 56 Remaining Schedules Buffalo (1):..." April 12

  • Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-2 win over the Sabres

    Fox Sports Ohio "One: The Blue Jackets came out for the home finale and made the Sabres pay only 14 seconds into the first period. Although Buffalo answered back a few minutes later, Columbus stuck to their game plan and got their forecheck working hard. They had their legs moving and were ahead by a goal as the..." April 11

  • Sabres Assign Reinhart to Rochester

    Sabres Digital Press Box "The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team has assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL). Reinhart (6’1”, 185 lbs., 11/6/95) has spent the majority of the 2014-15 season with the Kootenay Ice (WHL), where he ranked third on the team with 65..." April 09

  • Sabres go prospecting in win over ’Canes

    Buffalo News "Under normal circumstances, the focus during the final games of a losing season turns toward the youngsters. Fans want to know who’s learned what during a long year and whether the players will be able to carry it over to next season. While the focus this year is the race for last - Buffalo..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Sabres, Coyotes may seek Savard's contract from Bruins

    Nichols on Hockey "“One of the things they’re looking at is trading Marc Savard. Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar, Marc Savard is never going to play again, unfortunately. He has a concussion issue. However, he has two years left on his contract. The cap hit is just over $4 million. I think it’s $4.07..." April 07

  • Weber to undergo surgery, miss final three games of Sabres' season

    Buffalo News "In the final hour before tonight's game against Carolina in First Niagara Center, the Sabres have confirmed what we have suspected for a few days: Defenseman Mike Weber will not play in the final three games and, in fact, will be having surgery for an unspecified lower-body injury. Weber had..." April 06

  • The Sabres' path to last "The Buffalo Sabres’ “magic” number is down to one. Facing fellow basement dwellers the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, the Sabres are one loss away - or an Arizona Coyotes victory away - from clinching last place in the NHL this season, effectively guaranteeing them either Connor McDavid or Jack..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • 15d
    Mike Harrington @BNHarrington

    Can confirm the #Sabres will again be without Matt Moulson tonight (flu). No last trip to Nassau Coliseum for former #Isles forward.

  • 16d
    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    NEWS: The #Sabres have recalled Tim Schaller from @AmerksHockey.

  • Sabres chip away at deficit, top Leafs

    Buffalo News "It’s not a surprise the Sabres beat Toronto in Buffalo. That’s a regular occurrence. It’s how they did it that has folks questioning whether the Sabres really could end up in 29th place and have their future determined by pingpong balls. The Sabres got unlikely appearances on the score sheet..." April 02

  • Mark Pysyk won't play again this year, as mystery injury lingers

    Die By The Blade "Nobody can figure out what's wrong with Mark Pysyk, and setbacks have caused the young defenseman's season to end prematurely. A few weeks ago, Mark Pysyk, the promising young Sabres defensive prospect, collapsed during a game of pickup basketball. At the time, doctors couldn't figure out the..." April 02

  • Sabres take it to Coyotes in win, cut deficit to four points

    Buffalo News "The Sabres took it to the Arizona Coyotes. By doing so, they’re taking the race for 30th place down to the wire. Knowing a loss would have all but cemented a last-place finish, Buffalo put together one of its more dominating games of the season Monday. The Sabres’ 4-1 victory pulled them within..." March 31

  • Sabres GM Tim Murray: 'I think too much about McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are firmly entrenched in 30th place in the NHL, which means that barring a last minute surge by the club, they will finish the season with a 20% chance of winning the NHL draft lottery. Sabres GM Tim Murray will have to wait until April 18th to find out if he’ll get the first..." March 30

  • Patrick Roy remains upbeat about Sabres' Grigorenko

    Buffalo News "Patrick Roy has seen Mikhail Grigorenko at his best. When the two were together in Quebec – Roy as the coach of the junior team, Grigorenko as the star player – the center was nearly unstoppable. The success hasn’t carried over to Grigorenko’s professional career, but Roy has little doubt..." March 29

  • Sabres' Ennis won't miss too many games

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "The Sabres got a little good news on Friday. Ted Nolan said Tyler Ennis is going to the trip out west and could play Monday in Arizona. Friday’s practice was optional and Matt Hackett did not participate. Nolan said Hackett is sore, but said he’ll be fine. Hackett will backup Anders Lindback..." March 28

  • Coyotes hold off Sabres for back-to-back wins on the road

    Arizona Republic "The sight was peculiar, but it was the sound that was the most jarring. Cheers whistled around the First Niagara Center Thursday when the Coyotes scored, and only some of them belonged to the smattering of fans clad in Coyotes gear. Tethered to last place overall in league standings, the..." March 27

  • Sabres' Weber upset at fans cheering against team: 'This is a whole new low right now'

    The Score "Thursday's contest against the Arizona Coyotes barely felt like a home game for the Buffalo Sabres. Sabres fans were actively cheering against their last-place team in a meeting against the franchise in second-last. They booed when Buffalo earned a point by going to overtime and cheered when..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18 "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • How Stars kept very slim playoff hopes alive against lowly Sabres

    Dallas Morning News "Sitting on the precipice of certain disaster, the Stars somehow fought back to beat the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, Monday night to keep alive some very slim playoff hopes. A victory against the worst team in the NHL is hardly reason for celebration, but with Winnipeg winning and staying eight points..." March 24

  • 27d
    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Nashville's Craig Smith has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Buffalo's Jerry D'Amigo.

  • Predators beat Sabres to end home skid

    Tennessean "Among the root causes of the Predators' nearly month-long downturn has been a lack of offense. In losing nine of 11 games since Feb. 26, the Predators had averaged 1.73 goals per game, more than a goal per game less than during their first 61 games of the season. Those struggles, for the..." March 22

  • 29d
    Sportsnet Stats @SNstats

    #Sabres are 3 games shy of setting an NHL record for scoring 1 or fewer goals in the most games in a single season.

  • 30d
    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    According to @LouisJean_TVA, the Sabres' Tim Murray told his counterparts at GM Meetings that he's open to trading second first-round pick.

  • Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta could return next week; Zach Bogosian out Friday

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "Some quick updates from practice today inside the First Niagara Center:– Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta (knee, 15 games) went through a full practice for the first time since undergoing surgery last month. Kaleta will likely miss the next three games and return next week.“It’s just how it reacts to..." March 19

  • Sabres beat the Bruins in a shootout 2-1

    Die By The Blade "Yet again, the Buffalo Sabres were outmatched by a superior opponent, but somehow managed to steal a win thanks to a red hot goaltender....a goaltender who was one of the worst in the NHL before being traded to Buffalo and who hadn't won a single game since January 13th. Anders Lindback was..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Capitals grind out a shootout victory against last-place Sabres

    Washington Post "Once the ugliness of Monday night had settled, after the Washington Capitals had barely absconded from a dog fight with the NHL’s worst team, they began the necessary task of flushing a 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres down the toilet. Only now could they ignore the process and..." March 17

  • Bozak rescues win for Leafs over Sabres

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs can just about turn the Connor on avoiding last place overall. But not before another bizarre day at Dysfunction Junction, topped by a late rally and 4-3 shootout win over the 30th- place Buffalo Sabres. What began with the team president sending truant Nazem Kadri to..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Joffrey Lupul was benched against Buffalo Sabres

    Yahoo! Sports "The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Buffalo Sabres in a shootout on Wednesday night, which is either a cause for celebration or completely disappointing, depending on what you’d like the Leafs’ draft lottery odds to become. One player that had a good view of that win: Winger Joffrey Lupul,..." March 12

  • Sabres Say They’re Getting Rid Of Awful Third Jerseys

    NESN "One of the worst hockey jerseys of all time is about to be no more. The Buffalo Sabres are ditching their horrendous third jerseys, team president Ted Black said Thursday on WGR Radio, according to the Buffalo News. The team will no longer wear the sweaters after this season. Black..." March 12

  • Sabres’ Nolan scoffs at notion his players have nothing to play for

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres’ current winless skid hit five games with a shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night. Buffalo is now 3-17-3 in their last 23 road games and concluded its most recent road trip with just one of a possible 10 points (0-4-1). The Sabres (19-42-6) have a have a..." March 12

  • Nolan levels blast at 'lackadaisical' Grigorenko

    Buffalo News "The Sabres are going to wait a day before determining what their lineup will look like for Wednesday's game in Toronto. Coach Ted Nolan said after Monday's practice at HarborCenter that he hasn't decided on a goalie and that defenseman Zach Bogosian is doing better after taking a shot off the foot..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Senators come back to beat lowly Sabres

    Ottawa Sun "Those free hamburgers at McDonald’s Saturday for the 18,241 on hand will taste pretty sweet thanks to The Hamburglar and the Senators. Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond extended his record to 7-0-1 in eight NHL starts and the Senators continued their remarkable run towards a playoff spot with a..." March 07

  • 43d
    Bill Hoppe @BillHoppeNHL

    #Sabres recall goalie Matt Hackett from #Rochester, send Mikhail Grigorenko and Andrey Makarov back #Buffalo

  • Sabres' Johnson heads to injury list before playing a game, could be done for year

    Buffalo News "It didn’t take Chad Johnson long to learn what it means to be a member of the 2014-15 Buffalo Sabres. Next time he’s in the crease, he might be a member of the 2015-16 Sabres. The goaltender, scheduled to make his Sabres debut Friday, suffered a lower-body injury just hours before a 3-2 loss to..." March 07

  • Sabres recall Makarov

    Pro Hockey Talk "Acquired at the deadline from the Islanders, Chad Johnson was set to make his Sabres debut tonight against Ottawa. But plans appear to have changed. After suffering some type of undisclosed injury during today’s morning skate, Johnson has been listed as doubtful and, in a corresponding move,..." March 06

  • Grigorenko gets the call and will see big minutes as No. 2 center

    Buffalo News "This will be a great chance for Mikhail Grigorenko to show what he can do for the Sabres. On a scoring line. No grinders. And it may be his last chance. The 20-year-old got the call from Rochester Thursday and was immediately installed as the center on Buffalo's second line during practice at..." March 05

  • Vasilevskiy deals first shutout as Bolts blank Buffalo 3-0

    Tampa Tribune "Back at his home in Russia, Andrei Vasilevskiy holds all his hockey keepsakes in a special room. Medals, sticks, score sheets and jerseys are lined up around the walls. There are pucks and perhaps a few goalie pads to go along with a handful of pucks commemorating memorable moments. Earlier..." March 04

  • Sabres' post-trade lineup plays out same old story

    Buffalo News "When it comes to the Buffalo Sabres, it appears names may change but storylines will not. Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Amalie Arena was Buffalo’s 40th regulation defeat of the season in 64 games. It followed a familiar script. The goaltender was again perhaps the..." March 04