Sabres Rumors & News

  • Bruins punish Sabres in OT

    Boston Herald "The Bruins played the Buffalo Sabres for the final time this season last night at the Garden, and they will be glad to be rid of the up-and-comers. After needing a shootout Thursday in Buffalo to collect two points, the B’s could not get rid of the Sabres in regulation last night and had to go..." February 07

  • O’Reilly takes himself to the woodshed as scoring slump continues

    Buffalo News "Ryan O’Reilly’s hockey stick has gone cold, but the lumber he uses for self-flagellation is on fire. The Sabres’ lone All-Star is prone to beating himself up in the best of times. This is far from that. He has no goals and a minus-10 rating over the last 11 games, so he broke out the whuppin’..." February 06

  • Ryan Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres 3-2 in shootout

    Boston "Five players on the Buffalo Sabres had a chance to stop Brad Marchand before the streaking Boston Bruins forward finished his end-to-end rush with a flourish. Marchand scored his eighth goal in eight games to help Boston erase a two-goal deficit, and Ryan Spooner scored in regulation and the..." February 05

  • Secondary scoring leads Sabres to 4-2 win over Habs

    Die By The Blade "One of the biggest NHL story lines of the past few months has been the downfall of the Montreal Canadiens. Tonight, the Buffalo Sabres helped pile on to that slump thanks to a 4-2 comeback victory over the slumping Habs. The Sabres got their second half off to a good start thanks to an unlikely..." February 04

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Jeremy Roenick apologizes for calling Ryan O'Reilly overrated

    The Score "It turns out John Scott wasn't the only player who received an apology from Jeremy Roenick on Sunday. The NHL legend and NBC analyst apologized to Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly prior to the All-Star game for comments he made regarding the seven-year, $52.5-million extension O'Reilly..." February 01

  • Scott, Atkinson, Eichel named stars of week

    NHL.com "John Scott, the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson and Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel were announced Monday as the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 31. Scott was named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game at..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Sabres slip by Senators

    Buffalo News "One thing that’s gone a little unnoticed about the Buffalo Sabres’ latest drive to the bottom of the NHL standings is the wildly inconsistent nature of their season. The Sabres are in yet another downturn after Monday’s 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden, a game that was..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Rangers come out of Vigneault’s doghouse with Sabres relief

    New York Post "At this Alain Vigneault press conference, there was a breath of air to be had. The Rangers coach even smiled and cracked a self-deprecating joke. So maybe Monday night’s 6-3 win over the lowly Sabres at the Garden was not a cure-all for the Blueshirts’ ills, but at least it gives them a..." January 26

  • Murray has a decision to make on McGinn

    Buffalo News "Jamie McGinn sees the guys in the Sabres’ dressing room building something special. His teammates say he’s an important part of it. That’s why Tim Murray has a crucial message to send during the next five weeks. Will Murray let McGinn remain in Buffalo and be part of the vital lessons being..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • 15d
    Buffalo Sabres @BuffaloSabres

    Girgensons, Gorges returned to practice with the team today. Deslauriers skated earlier on his own; Ennis sill week-to-week.

  • Stick to face fires up Larkin, Wings prevail over Sabres

    Detroit News "Standing in the visitor’s dressing room with gauze in his left nostril, having checked his teeth in the big mirrors outside the shower room — and noting that all seemed to have remained in place — Dylan Larkin suggested the high-stick to his face might have been helpful. “Maybe it woke me up,”..." January 23

  • 17d
    Bill Hoppe @BillHoppeNHL

    Sam Reinhart is probably out a week with an upper-body injury, Dan Bylsma said. #Sabres

  • Avalanche Defeat Sabres Late In Third Period

    Mile High Hockey "Francois Beauchemin scored with 32 seconds left to give the Avalanche a 2-1 victory, their 5th win in the past six home games. On a night when much of the attention was on the return of Ryan O'Reilly, Colorado's young talent shone brightly and got major contributions from its most tenured..." January 21

  • Ryan O'Reilly concedes he might hear boos in his Denver return

    Denver Post "Post-trade reunion games — the first time veterans go against their former teams — are common in the NHL, but Wednesday night's Buffalo Sabres-Colorado Avalanche matchup at the Pepsi Center seems to have extraordinary intrigue. Yes, former Avalanche forward Ryan O'Reilly will be going against..." January 20

  • 19d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Sabres show plenty of fight in victory over Arizona

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have had plenty to talk about lately. Their power play is hot. Their penalty killers are hotter. Chad Johnson's goaltending has been impressive. All those things shined Monday night as Buffalo won for the fourth time in five games. But as the players milled around the Gila River..." January 19

  • Sabres dominate Washington, take good feeling on the road

    Buffalo News "The applause was well-deserved, so the Sabres soaked it in at center ice. They waved to the cheering crowd following a 4-1 victory over Washington, then retreated to the dressing room. The shouts of joy continued back there. It may have trumped the noise made in the seats of First Niagara..." January 17

  • Ryan Spooner leads Bruins past Sabres to end road trip

    WEEI Boston "Ryan Spooner factored into the Bruins’€™ first three goals Friday night to both continue his own personal hot streak and stop what was a three-game losing streak for the B’€™s. The red-hot Spooner had a goal and a pair of assists as the Bruins picked up a much-needed 4-1 win over the Sabres in..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Sabres complete winning road trip with win at Minnesota

    Buffalo News "Perhaps that seems like a mundane accomplishment. But it isn’t when you consider what this team endured the last two seasons. The Sabres were 9-29-3 on the road last year and 8-30-3 in 2013-14, becoming the first NHL team in 15 years with 30 regulation losses away from home. They had losing..." January 13

  • Report: Sabres would listen to trade offers on Tyler Ennis

    Sportsnet "It’s not much of a shock that the Buffalo Sabres are shaping up to be sellers once again at the trade deadline, but one name floating around is a bit surprising. The Sabres are prepared to listen to offers on forward Tyler Ennis, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Ennis has three years..." January 13

  • Sabres are sellers at trade deadline; buyers plentiful for Jonathan Drouin

    ESPN "A playoff spot was probably a little unrealistic this season for a rebuilding Buffalo Sabres team that’s definitely improving in many areas, just not in the standings. So as the Feb. 29 trade deadline approaches, the Sabres will once again announce themselves as sellers. "The approach is the..." January 13

  • Kane finds it’s better to give than receive in Sabres’ victory

    Buffalo News "Evander Kane was run out of town 11 months ago for what teammates perceived to be a selfish, me-first persona. The Buffalo Sabres winger gave the Winnipeg Jets and their raucous fans quite the take-that in his return Sunday. Kane endured game-long taunts and eschewed an empty-net dagger he..." January 11

  • Corey Crawford, Phil Danault lead Blackhawks to win over Sabres

    Chicago Sun-Times "Corey Crawford is not an All-Star this season. Not because of his play, or because of some perceived lack of respect from fans inside and outside the Chicago bubble. He’s not an All-Star this season for a pretty simple and glaringly obvious reason — because the NHL wanted three Predators for the..." January 09

  • 30d
    Mike Harrington @BNHarrington

    Evander Kane on return to The Peg: "I play for the Buffalo #Sabres now and I look at it as business as usual." pic.twitter.com/cE44GV27XN

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Evander Kane prepares for ‘hostile’ return to Winnipeg

    Pro Hockey Talk "They chanted “Silver Medal!” at Ryan Miller, “Crosby’s better!” at Alex Ovechkin, and “Let’s Go Blue Jays!” at the Toronto Maple Leafs. You can only imagine what Winnipeg Jets fans might come up with for Evander Kane. Perhaps something about a wet track suit? That actually might be the..." January 08

  • Luongo leads Panthers to 10th consecutive win in Buffalo

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "They went on the road Tuesday for the first time in recent memory as the first-place Florida Panthers. While it has a nice ring to it, if a bit of a foreign feeling, the Panthers were determined to maintain perspective as they began a six-game, 13-day trip that will test their suddenly lofty..." January 06

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal

    NHL.com "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Is The NHL’s Winter Classic Dying?

    Uproxx "This year’s NHL Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins play host to the Montreal Canadiens in front of nearly 70,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Like each of its predecessors, this year’s outdoor game on New Year’s Day was a spectacle to behold for hockey fans around the..." January 04

  • Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers to miss 3-5 weeks with lower body injury

    NHL.com "Buffalo Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers will miss between three and five weeks with a lower body injury. Coach Dan Bylsma made the announcement following practice on Monday without revealing the exact nature of the injury. Bylsma said Deslauriers was hurt in a 4-3 loss to Detroit on..." January 04

  • Mrazek makes big stop to seal 4-3 win at Buffalo

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek made a big stop on a Zach Bogosian breakaway with less than two minutes left in the third period to preserve a 4-3 victory for the Red Wings over the Sabres on Saturday. Mrazek made 11 saves in the first period and finished with 32 for the game. “What Petr..." January 03

  • Sabres' Ennis week to week with upper-body injury

    The Score "Tyler Ennis' injury looks to be more serious than previously thought. The Buffalo Sabres forward will be sidelined on a week-to-week basis with an upper-body injury, head coach Dan Bylsma confirmed Saturday." January 02

  • Bylsma: ‘I am surprised that we don’t have more goals’

    Buffalo News "Dan Bylsma looks around the Sabres’ dressing room and sees guys with a history of scoring. Six players have recorded 20-goal seasons – Ryan O’Reilly, Evander Kane, Matt Moulson, Tyler Ennis, Brian Gionta and David Legwand – and Zemgus Girgensons was on his way to reaching that milestone last year..." January 02

  • Sabres' Pysyk finally returns to practice after breaking bone in foot

    Buffalo News "One week after taking a puck off his foot, Mark Pysyk said he wouldn’t be out much longer. That was five weeks ago. Pysyk finally returned to practice with the Sabres on Friday, and once again the defenseman said he shouldn’t be out much longer. “At the start obviously I told you guys I..." January 01

  • Islanders slip past Sabres with help of the Buffalo crowd

    New York Post "Frans Nielsen couldn’t see the puck floating in the crease. The Buffalo crowd let him know to look harder. Nielsen and Nikolay Kulemin scored, Thomas Greiss made 42 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. ADVERTISING John Tavares’ shot trickled by goalie Linus Ullmark..." January 01

  • Sabres' Ennis out, Moulson returns vs. Islanders

    The Score "The Buffalo Sabres will be without forward Tyler Ennis against the New York Islanders on Thursday. Ennis sustained an undisclosed injury after being leveled by Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin on Wednesday. He left the game and did not return. The 26-year-old has three goals and..." December 31

  • Evgeny Kuznetsov sparks rally as Capitals earn painful 5-2 win over Sabres

    Washington Post "With Verizon Center empty and the arena staff cleaning the trash from the seats, “Caps Win!” still flashed on the video screens, seemingly on a loop Wednesday night. It was fitting for a team seemingly immune to losing. The Washington Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres marked their ninth..." December 31

  • Sabres' Ennis injured on hit from Capitals' Ovechkin

    The Score "Alex Ovechkin did some damage in Buffalo on Wednesday. The Washington Capitals superstar caught Tyler Ennis with a big hit in the second period, causing the Sabres forward to leave the game. Ennis didn't appear for the start of the third period, and the Sabres later announced he wouldn't..." December 30

  • Sabres' Moulson sits as healthy scratch

    The Score "Moulson has gone cold in Buffalo. Sabres forward Matt Moulson, that is, who will watch Tuesday's game against the Washington Capitals from the press box as a healthy scratch, with Marcus Foligno taking his spot in the lineup. Moulson has appeared in 36 games this season, with only four goals..." December 30