Sabres Rumors & News

  • Reinhart back in for Sabres, who still seek control of puck

    Buffalo News "Sam Reinhart's practice effort impressed Ted Nolan, so the rookie will get another chance to try and impress people during a game. Reinhart, scratched for the Sabres' last outing, will be back in the lineup tonight when Buffalo visits Anaheim. The Sabres didn't do any forward line drills during..." October 22

  • Sabres to retire Hasek's jersey "The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the best goaltenders in NHL history. The ceremony will take place on Jan. 13, 2015 prior to the team's home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. Hasek, who was the fifth and final..." October 21

  • Bruins’ Defensemen Bounce Back In Victory Over Sabres

    Boston "After Thursday’s loss to the Canadiens, the Bruins talked a lot about correcting their defensive mistakes and getting back to basics in their own zone. They weren't happy with their breakdowns in the defensive zone and knew they needed to correct those issues as it was a key factor in the..." October 19

  • Sabres’ Reinhart to watch Saturday

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo Sabres rookie Sam Reinhart will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Boston Bruins visit. Reinhart, who suited up in the Sabres first five games, is a minus-1 with two shots on goal while averaging 10:26 in time on ice. “It’s one of those things. He’s a young player that’s still..." October 18

  • Panthers and Roberto Luongo blank Sabres 1-0 for first win of season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Panthers finally listened to coach Gerard Gallant's pleadings and fired the puck at the opposing net all night. Although only one puck went in, Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo made it stand up in a 1-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres Friday night at First Niagara Center, giving them their..." October 18

  • Sabres earn first win in shootout over Hurricanes

    Die By The Blade "It took four games and a contest against another injury-riddled bottom-dweller, but the Buffalo Sabres finally have their first win of the season, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in the shootout. The Sabres played their best game of the season, and while they still gave up a ton of shot..." October 15

  • Red Wings have 'significant interest' in Tyler Myers "The Detroit Red Wings have been in search for a right-shot defenseman for some time and the player that is high on their list is Buffalo Sabres defenseman and former Calder Trophy winner Tyler Myers. That comes according to reports from both Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and now Bob McKenzie of..." October 15

  • Even more Myers-to-Detroit (or Anaheim) talk

    kuklaskorner "TSN's Darren Dreger appeared on TSN 1050 in Toronto on Monday evening, discussing the Tyler Myers rumors, at the 5:50 mark of the following interview: “Anaheim would be one of those teams that would have interest in Tyler Myers and has interest in Tyler Myers. Detroit is another team looking..." October 14

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    Michal Neuvirth will make season debut for Sabres. Marcus Foligno is banged up and will be replaced by Brian Flynn.

  • Stars shine as Blackhawks throttle Sabres in home opener

    CSN Chicago "The chemistry that clicked between Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane last postseason was undeniable. It just worked, and it worked well. Coach Joel Quenneville didn’t want to give up on the combination, so he put them back together to start the season. Good idea. Saad had three..." October 12

  • Third period goals help Blue Jackets get by Sabres

    The Cannon "This is a story about a team from Ohio with big plans. It all started on Thursday evening in Buffalo, against the Sabres. We don`t think they`ll have a superb season, but man, for the past few years they`ve been molding the template on how to properly rebuild. Here`s what we know- they are..." October 10

  • Report: Buffalo to land ’16 NHL Entry Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "Per various outlets, the Buffalo Sabres have landed yet another marquee NHL event — the 2016 Entry Draft. While the reports yet to be confirmed, it wouldn’t be surprising if they’re proven accurate. The Sabres have already landed a series of signature hockey events at the newly-constructed..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Sabres coach becomes better man during time in exile

    Buffalo News "Opening night, with its mix of pageantry, anticipation and optimism, is special. Ted Nolan knows it. More than that, he feels it. “I’m probably as fired up or more fired up than the players are,” the Sabres’ coach said of tonight’s opener against Columbus. “This is what we talked about all..." October 09

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Gionta Named Sabres Captain "Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan today announced he has named forward Brian Gionta team captain. Nolan also announced that he has selected defenseman Josh Gorges and forward Matt Moulson as the team’s alternate captains. " October 07

  • Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta out one month

    Buffalo News "The Sabres practiced for nearly two hours today in First Niagara Center, taking only about a 10-minute break between sessions. They still have more than 30 players on the roster so the long workout was required for players to get in their necessary reps but coach Ted Nolan said players will be..." October 01

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva


  • Schaller catches Nolan’s eye

    Buffalo News "Ted Nolan knew next to nothing about center Tim Schaller when the Sabres opened training camp. Schaller made sure to change that. At 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, Schaller repeatedly impressed Nolan during practices with his smarts and hockey sense. The Buffalo coach responded by continually bumping..." September 27

  • Sabres' Pysyk out 1-2 weeks, giving other blue-line hopefuls an opportunity

    Buffalo News "Mark Pysyk's journey back to a spot on the Sabres' blue line has hit a road block. The defenseman likely will miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury suffered Tuesday during Buffalo's exhibition victory over Carolina. "It’s not a real serious thing," coach Ted Nolan said today in..." September 25

  • A trim Ristolainen is no longer pound foolish

    Buffalo News "When he was ordering extra value meals and eating suppers from a sack last season, Rasmus Ristolainen didn’t think much about it. “Those fast foods, I thought I didn’t eat too much,” he said Friday, “but when I’m thinking about it now it was sometimes too much.” The Buffalo Sabres defenseman..." September 20

  • Nolan’s trust goes deep with assistants he hired

    Buffalo News "Ted Nolan’s core philosophies revolve around faith and trust. The Sabres’ coach urges people around him to have faith in a brighter future. He believes people who trust each other will create a better organization. That’s why it was so important for him to get the right assistants. In order for..." September 17

  • Myers glad he’s remained with Sabres

    Buffalo News "Tyler Myers had a lot on his mind early this summer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman got married in July, with the nuptials taking up plenty of brain real estate. He also had to contemplate life with a new hockey team. He was a much-discussed target at draft time, and he wasn’t sure if Sabres..." September 14

  • Roster takes shape for Sabres

    Buffalo News "High-five, September. Hello, hockey. We’re just nine days away from the Sabres’ first game at the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich. It’s just 18 days to the first official preseason game in Washington, 20 days to the home preseason opener against Carolina. And it’s 36 days to the..." September 06

  • With Ott gone, who will be Buffalo’s next captain?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since the start of 2013, three different players have worn the ‘C’ in Buffalo — Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott — and they have all been traded. That’s created something of a leadership vacuum for the Sabres going into the 2014-15 campaign. Fortunately, there have some candidates..." August 30

  • Is Colorado’s rise a fair example of what might happen in Buffalo?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are frankly expected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2014-15. It’s easy to see why: They’re a rebuilding club coming off of a season where they posted a 21-51-10 record. They could have added six wins last season and still finished in last place. For that matter,..." August 28

  • Sabres’ Larsson says he’s proven what he can in AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres might be in line for a long season, but Johan Larsson wants to be a big part of it. Uffe Bodin of HockeySverige in Sweden (link in Swedish) interviewed the 22-year-old forward and found out he thinks he’s proven all he can in the AHL and is ready to make the jump to the NHL..." August 22

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Buffalo will host the NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016.

  • Sabres 'major announcement' for Monday focuses on '15 Scouting Combine

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres sent out a terse e-mail this evening that they are planning a "press conference for a major announcement" Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Niagara Center pavilion but did not specify the subject. The headliner at the press conference is Colin Campbell, senior executive VP of..." August 18

  • Sabres’ Stewart to enter season with a chip on his shoulder

    Pro Hockey Talk "One could argue that power forwards are streaky by nature, yet Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart still ranks as a stark example of “feast or famine.” The 26-year-old seems just as likely to suffer a penalty-minute-fueled meltdown as he is to score a tide-turning goal. The storyline almost..." August 17

  • Trottier, Irbe highlight Ted Nolan’s Sabres coaching staff

    Pro Hockey Talk "Buffalo Sabres coach Ted Nolan has filled out his coaching staff and it has a few familiar faces on it. The Sabres announced they have hired Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen as assistant coaches and Arturs Irbe as the goalie coach. As you might expect, Nolan is excited about the group..." August 04

  • Report: Sabres owner Pegula makes bid for NFL’s Bills

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tuesday afternoon was the deadline for prospective buyers to submit their “indication of interest” for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and, according to the Buffalo News, Sabres owner Terry Pegula officially threw his hat into the ring. Pegula, who made his fortune in the natural gas industry,..." July 30

  • Bryan Trottier to return to NHL as Buffalo Sabres assistant coach (Report)

    Yahoo! Sports "Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan’s job of hiring assistant coaches this summer will reportedly begin with a Hockey Hall of Famer and seven-time Stanley Cup champion. According to Bucky Gleason of The Buffalo News, the Sabres will announce sometime in the next week the hiring of Bryan..." July 29

  • Sabres sign Luke Adam to 1 yr deal "The Buffalo Sabres have locked up Luke Adam for another year. The team announced Sunday that they have signed Adam to a one-year, two-way contract." July 28

  • Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24

  • Sabres sign André Benoit to one-year deal

    Die By The Blade "The Sabres have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year deal worth 800k according to TSN's Aaron Ward. Benoit, 30, spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, where he scored seven goals and 21 assists in 79 games. He also has a tie to Tim Murray since he was in the Ottawa organization..." July 23

  • Sabres, Ennis agree to five-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to reports, Buffalo will make last year’s second-leading scorer its second-highest paid forward. The club is close to announcing an extension for current RFA Tyler Ennis, per NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes. Ennis, 24, will reportedly ink a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $23M — if..." July 16

  • Sabres sign RFA Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year deal

    Die By The Blade "The young defenseman could have a frequent role on the Sabres blueline this season. The Sabres announced that they have signed defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to a two-year extension. With his signing, Tyler Ennis and Luke Adam are the Sabres only unsigned restricted free agents. Ruhwedel has..." July 16

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Sabres sign Zac Dalpe.

  • Sabres sign Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level contract

    Die By The Blade "Sam Reinhart threw out the first pitch at the Bisons game last night, and today he's signed his first NHL contact. It's been quite the week for young Samson. The Sabres have announced that they have signed second overall pick Sam Reinhart to a three-year, entry level deal. With the signing, he..." July 12

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #sabres signed Matt Hakett who accepted his QO. 1 year /$750 000 (2 way) #tvasports

  • Sabres sign defenseman Tyson Strachan for Amerks, depth

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray was looking for a couple of players for the Amerks, and he's found one in Tyson Strachan. The 29-year-old defenseman spent last season in the Washington organization, dressing in 18 games with the Capitals and 60 games for their AHL affiliate in Hershey. Strachan's two-way deal,..." July 03

  • Coyotes hire ex-Sabres GM Regier to front office "he Arizona Coyotes have named former Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier as senior vice-president and assistant general manager. He replaces Brad Treliving, who became the Calgary Flames’ general manager in April, and will work under Coyotes GM Don Maloney." July 03

  • Sabres voice Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with cancer, plans return "The iconic voice of the Buffalo Sabres, Rick Jeanneret, has been diagnosed with throat cancer but he said he doesn't intend to stop calling Sabres games next season. A few weeks back Jeanneret had a biopsy in which it was revealed he had a malignant grown in his throat. The Buffalo News says..." July 02

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    The #SJSharks have agreed to a one-year contract with John Scott (700k)

  • Christian Ehrhoff said Penguins were his best option after buyout

    Yahoo! Sports "Christian Ehrhoff was at his home in Germany on Sunday when he received a call from his agent early in the afternoon. He was surprised to see that number on his phone and figured since it was early morning where his agent, Rick Curran, was, he was about to get some important news. At first,..." July 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Foligno re-signs in BUF -- 2 yrs, 1.5/2.25

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    Brad May @maydayhockey

    Buffalo reunites with Cody McCormick.I like the player and person

  • Sabres looking for veteran leadership, and Brian Gionta has Buffalo as a possible destination

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray insists the Sabres' prospects aren't going to figure out life in the NHL on their own. The general manager wants to bring in veterans to help show the way. Brian Gionta is on that list. More importantly, the Sabres are on his. The Montreal captain has Buffalo as a possible..." July 01

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Meszaros to Buffalo. 1 yr, just over $4 mil.