Sabres Rumors & News

  • ‘It was a scary incident’: Colaiacovo returns to Sabres practice after dented trachea

    Pro Hockey Talk "Carlo Colaiacovo‘s remarkably quick recovery from what appeared to be a serious injury continued on Monday, as he returned to practice roughly 48 hours after suffering a dented trachea. Colaicovo, who was hospitalized after taking a Viktor Arvidsson cross-check to the throat on Saturday, skated..." November 30

  • Sabres 4, Predators 1

    Buffalo News "Carlo Colaiacovo felt the pain of a cross-check to the throat. His teammates made sure to make the Nashville Predators hurt, too. Buffalo’s slumbering power play woke up with two goals during a five-minute major assessed to Viktor Arvidsson, putting the Sabres in front and on their way to a..." November 29

  • Sabres' Carlo Colaiacovo suffers 'dented trachea' from cross-check

    CBS Sports "Buffalo Sabres defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo has been in the NHL a long time and he has sustained his fair share of injuries over the years, but it's probably safe to say he has never dealt with anything quite like the injury he sustained Saturday night against the Nashville Predators. The..." November 29

  • Sabres 4, Hurricanes 1

    Buffalo News "After an 0-4-2 slump entirely against Western Conference teams, the Buffalo Sabres took on a friendly foe and quickly got back in the win column Friday night. Jack Eichel's snapshot with 7:36 left in the second period snapped a 1-1 tie and the Sabres went on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes,..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Predators snap shutout streak in 3-2 win

    Tennessean "The red light illuminated behind the opposing net multiple times Wednesday, a recently unfamiliar sight for the Predators. Held without a goal in a franchise-worst three consecutive games, they got three in a much-needed 3-2 victory against the Sabres. "We knew it was going to come," said..." November 26

  • Girgensons eyes return to Sabres’ lineup

    Buffalo News "Zemgus Girgensons, like most hockey players, hates to be away from the team. After sustaining an upper body injury against San Jose on Nov. 14 he missed the next four games. Tuesday afternoon he was back at practice with a good chance he will return to the lineup when the Buffalo Sabres host..." November 25

  • Blues dig deep to beat Sabres

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues got center Paul Stastny back on Monday, which will be a big addition to their offense, but on Monday they needed to find some goals in different places to get a win. The Blues, outplayed for two periods but trailing only 1-0, got third-period goals from Troy Brouwer and Robby Fabbri..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Stars get 3-0 shutout win against Sabres

    Dallas Morning News "Three Stars 1. Jamie Benn, Stars - Two goals in third period 2. Antti Niemi, Stars - Twenty-two save shutout 3. Tyler Seguin, Stars - Two assists in third period Save of the Game With Evander Kane and Jack Eichel flying up ice in transition for Buffalo, Kane slid a sweet pass to..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Shootout win is special for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues practice their special-teams units — power play and penalty kill — every day. Since the advent of 3-on-3 overtime this season, they have worked little on shootouts. Their sweat equity on the PP and PK paid off Thursday against Buffalo, after some good fortune in the shootout. The..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • Evander Kane returns to Sabres' lineup vs. Blues

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Sabres have lost two straight and are about to embark on a two-game road trip to take on the Western Conference's best teams. However, they'll do so with fortified lineup thanks to the return of skilled forward Evander Kane to the lineup. Kane has been out since sustaining a..." November 19

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Stars score early and never look back in 3-1 win over the Sabres

    Dallas Morning News "The phrase “no goal” has a special place for Stars fans in Buffalo, and now they have a new story to tell. Dallas used a coach’s challenge to wipe out a tying goal for the Sabres late in third period en route to a 3-1 win Tuesday night. It wasn’t near the impact of the Brett Hull Cup-winner..." November 18

  • Sabres' Kane hopes to return Thursday against Blues "Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane hopes to return from a knee injury Thursday when the Sabres face the St. Louis Blues. "I think you'll have a pretty good chance to see me in the lineup tomorrow so I'm looking forward to that," Kane said Wednesday. Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said Kane has..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Sabres' Zach Bogosian to make season debut; Evander Kane nearing return

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Sabres' blue line will get a boost Tuesday night with the return of Zach Bogosian from a lower-body injury. The veteran defenseman acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets last season won't have it easy in his season debut as the Sabres will be taking on the high-scoring Dallas Stars..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Sharks come out on top vs Sabres in OT

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks’ futility in Buffalo has ended, and it took a little three-on-three overtime to make it happen. Patrick Marleau found the rebound off a Marc-Edouard Vlasic shot that hit the post at 2:59 of the extra session to give the Sharks a 2-1 win, their second straight. It was Marleau’s fifth..." November 15

  • Sabres bask in the Florida sunshine

    Buffalo News "Find a way. It’s a mantra of good teams. Do whatever it takes to sneak out a win, even on a night when your play might not be the best. It’s too soon to call the Buffalo Sabres a good team, but things are at least trending in a positive direction because that’s exactly what they’re..." November 13

  • Eichel, Sabres deliver solid win against Lightning

    Buffalo News "It was Game 15 of the long NHL grind, not even halfway through November. But the Buffalo Sabres stood up and made quite a statement Tuesday night in Amalie Arena. With a national television audience watching them for the first time this season, the Sabres never trailed and held a lead for more..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Nikita Zadorov-Ryan O'Reilly trade will take years to evaluate

    Denver Post "Defenseman Nikita Zadorov's demotion to the American Hockey League on Saturday further points to the Avalanche as the short-term loser in the Ryan O'Reilly trade. Based on O'Reilly's team-leading 13 points with the Buffalo Sabres, one can suggest the Avs are taking a beating. It does not,..." November 09

  • No escape for Ristolainen after two-goal game powers Sabres past Canucks

    Buffalo News "Rasmus Ristolainen is definitely the kind of guy who’d rather let his play do the talking. So when he saw the pack of cameras and microphones heading his way Saturday, he sighed and braced for an unwanted onslaught. His Sabres teammates showed no sympathy. “You brought it on yourself,” one..." November 08

  • Canucks' Miller to face Sabres in Buffalo for first time "Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will make his return to the city where his NHL career started in 2002. The Canucks play the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; SN, MSG-B) the first time Miller will play here since he was traded by the Sabres to the St. Louis Blues in 2014. "I've..." November 07

  • Bolts rediscover winning form, defeat Buffalo 4-1

    Tampa Tribune "Slowly the Tampa Bay Lightning appear to be rekindling their game. It’s far from perfect, but Tampa Bay at least is starting to show some spark to find a way to win games despite all the early season struggles. On Thursday that featured an offensive explosion early and a tighten-up the..." November 06

  • Sabres don’t expect Bogosian back soon, or early return for Lehner

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo’s allowing 2.92 goals against per game — ninth-most in the NHL this season — and, as such, would probably love to have their starting netminder and top defenseman in the lineup. But it doesn’t sound like it’s going to happen in the near future. Zach Bogosian, who hasn’t played at all..." November 03

  • Sabres beat Islanders, 2-1, as Reinhart nets winner

    Buffalo News "The word “resiliency” is starting to accompany the Buffalo Sabres. “It’s a good character trait to have,” captain Brian Gionta said Sunday night. Indeed, there’s a lot to be said for teams that don’t give up and never think they’re out of it. The Sabres want to establish themselves as one of..." November 02

  • O'Reilly showing why Sabres made him a focal point of organization

    Buffalo News "The Sabres acquired Ryan O'Reilly and signed him to the largest contract in team history because they felt he could do it all. So far, he's proving them right. *O'Reilly is fifth in the NHL in points with 13, recording four goals and nine assists. He's on pace for 29 goals, 67 assists and 96..." November 01

  • Eichel puts a charge into Sabres’ victory over Flyers

    Buffalo News "The building was quiet. The Sabres were doing good things, but nothing to get the crowd’s excitement level up. Then Jack Eichel happened. The rookie added yet another highlight to his rapidly growing video package Friday, opening the scoring and bringing the noise into First Niagara Center...." October 31

  • No disciplinary hearing scheduled for Sabres' Gorges

    Buffalo News "Josh Gorges will not have a supplemental disciplinary hearing for his boarding major Friday, an NHL source told The News on Saturday morning. " October 31

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Penguins prospect Daniel Sprong used to overshadow Sabres’ Jack Eichel

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "A few years back, when Sabres center Jack Eichel played in summer hockey tournaments, spectators would flock to whichever rink had the talented youngster destined for the NHL.They weren’t looking for Eichel, the second overall pick in June.Instead, they wanted to see Daniel Sprong, a slick winger..." October 29

  • Girgensons nets game-winner as Sabres get balance in victory over Flyers

    Buffalo News "As Zemgus Girgensons skated toward the Philadelphia net for an overtime breakaway, Dan Bylsma started inching toward the Sabres’ dressing room. The coach had no doubt Girgensons’ scoring woes were about to end. He was right. Girgensons scored the winner in a 4-3 overtime victory over..." October 28

  • Winnipeg Jets respond to Evander Kane’s trade request comments

    Puck Drunk Love "We wrote about Evander Kane’s comments to The Hockey News on how he requested a trade out of Winnipeg every offseason he was with the team. The comments were honest, but brash. Fans in Winnipeg weren’t expected to be happy with them, and Kane’s former Jets teammates have responded directly to..." October 28

  • Sabres’ Dan Bylsma has no hard feelings toward Penguins

    Buffalo Hockey Beat "There are no hard feelings, Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. For five and half years, he enjoyed a heck of a ride coaching the Penguins, winning a Stanley Cup in 2009.That they let him twist in the wind at the end, refusing to fire him before eventually letting him go, doesn’t matter.“I don’t..." October 28

  • Evander Kane asked out of Winnipeg every offseason

    Yahoo! Sports "Evander Kane wanted out of Winnipeg. Also, there are dinosaurs in “Jurassic World.” Putting aside the obvious for a moment, it was never a question of “if” but rather one of “when” for a Kane trade from the Winnipeg Jets. The first rumors of a trade request from the talented winger to Jets..." October 26

  • Sabres' Kane out 4-6 weeks with MCL injury

    TSN "Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane is out 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury. Sabres head coach Dan Byslma confirmed the news after practice on Monday. Kane suffered the injury during Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils when he was hit into the corner boards. " October 26

  • Evander Kane exits Sabres game vs. Devils with left knee injury "Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane left Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils with a left knee injury. Kane collapsed after having his knee pinned to the boards in the right corner of the Devils' zone on a check from David Schlemko." October 25

  • Adam Henrique’s 2 goals propel Devils to win over Sabres

    New York Post "Down a man and staring down a rookie goaltender, Devils center Adam Henrique all but ensured Saturday night’s win over the pesky Sabres. Midway through the third period, Tyler Ennis mishandled a puck at the Devils’ blue line, and Henrique darted for a shorthanded breakaway with a backhand..." October 25

  • Markov reaches milestone in Canadiens' rout of Sabres

    Montreal Gazette "Andrei Markov had a simple explanation for his career-high five-point performance against the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. “Maybe I just got lucky today,” Markov said after he contributed a goal and four assists to the Canadiens 7-2 victory. The points allowed Markov to top 500 points for..." October 24

  • Sabres recall Ullmark, goalie in line to make NHL debut this weekend

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have a few intriguing goaltending prospects in their organization. One has arrived in Buffalo. The Sabres recalled Linus Ullmark from Rochester on Friday morning. With back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, the 22-year-old is in line to make his NHL debut this weekend. Ullmark, a..." October 23

  • Sabres beat Maple Leafs, 2-1, in shootout

    Buffalo News "The Sabres and their fans got their first taste of three-on-three overtime. It was wild and filled with unreal scoring chances. But it didn’t determine a winner Wednesday. The shootout was just as fun, and it did. Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson scored in the shootout, lifting the Sabres to a..." October 22