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Tyler Ennis Believes Future is Bright for Himself, Fellow Buffalo Sabres Teammates
April 23rd, 2014 at 8:13 PM
Tyler Ennis scored a career high 21 goals last season, but he isn't allowing himself to become complacent. ***PHOTO1*** "My play got better as the season went on. I have to play the whole season like that though," said Ennis. After starting the year on the wing, Ennis eventually became comfortable as the...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo Suspended Four Games for Hit on Buffalo Sabres’ Chad Ruhwedel
April 8th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo will miss the rest of the regular season for an illegal hit to the head of Buffalo Sabres defenseman Chad Ruhwedel.   The hit came in the third period of Philly's 5-2 win over Buffalo on Sunday. NHL player safety head Brendan Shanahan found he intentionally tried...

Buffalo Sabres Rookie Goalie Nathan Lieuwen Finds Light Amid Darkness in First NHL Win
April 2nd, 2014 at 11:02 AM
The lukewarm crowd at Tuesday's Buffalo Sabres game was understandably tepid about their team. The Sabres entered the game having lost 10 of 11 games, including every home game in the month of March. The team was all but guaranteed of finishing in last place and had traded away nearly every...

Who is the Buffalo Sabres’ All Time Best Goalie: Dominik Hasek or Ryan Miller?
March 30th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are set to retire the number of arguably their best goalie ever next season. After that, the next number to be retired could very well be ... arguably the team's best goalie ever. But who was better, Ryan Miller or Dominik Hasek? ***PHOTO1*** A look at the numbers makes it...

Nathan Lieuwen Making the Most of NHL Debut
March 17th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
***PHOTO1*** Many 22-year-olds are just finishing college and entering the job market. Nathan Lieuwen made his National Hockey League debut for the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night against the Montreal Canadiens.  "It's all a blur honestly," said Lieuwen. "They told me Sunday morning that I would be called up to backup Jhonas." In a season that...

Rostislav Klesla Refuses to Report to Buffalo Sabres, Will Return to Europe
March 9th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
For the second time this season, the Buffalo Sabres have traded for a player who would rather play in Europe than for the blue and gold. ***PHOTO1*** Defenseman Rostislav Klesla, whom the Sabres acquired Wednesday from the Washington Capitals in the Jaroslav Halak trade, said he will not report to Buffalo and...

Dominik Hasek to Be Inducted into Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame March 29
March 7th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** The most decorated goalie in Buffalo Sabres history will soon join other franchise greats in the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Dominik Hasek will be honored in a pre-game ceremony March 29 at First Niagara Center against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Hasek was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks Aug. 7, 1992, in exchange for Stephane Beauregard...

Buffalo Sabres Call Upon Front Office Staffer Ryan Vink in Goaltending Pinch
March 1st, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Ryan Vinz has had his share of long days for the Buffalo Sabres, but none compared to Friday night. Vinz, a native of the Buffalo suburb of Lancaster, was called into action as the team's backup goalie. He serves as the team's director of hockey technology for its HARBORCENTER development and...

Ryan Miller, Steve Ott Reflect on Time with Buffalo Sabres, New Chance with St. Louis Blues
March 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ryan Miller was feeling a bit blue after learning he'd been traded Friday night to St. Louis. Miller and Steve Ott learned they'd been traded just prior to Friday's game. The Buffalo Sabres will in return get goalie Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a 2015 first-round draft pick...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart and Two Draft Picks
February 28th, 2014 at 10:26 PM
The long-rumored trade involving Ryan Miller has finally come to fruition. The Buffalo Sabres have traded Ryan Miller and Captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first round draft pick, and a 2016 third round pick.  ***PHOTO1*** Ryan Miller is...

How the Buffalo Sabres Fared at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
February 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Four members of the Buffalo Sabres took part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Here is how they did. ***PHOTO1*** RYAN MILLER: Started one game in goal for Team USA. He made 17 saves in a 5-1 win over Slovenia. He was a backup for the other five games. The U.S. team...

Buffalo Sabres, Linus Omark Part Ways
February 19th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with Linus Omark, terminating his contract less than two months after acquiring him from the Edmonton Oilers.   ***PHOTO1***   The Sabres waived him just before the Olympic break in order to send him to the Rochester Americans, but he's refused to report to the AHL. He'd appeared in 14...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller Leads Team USA to 5-1 Olympic Hockey Win Over Slovenia
February 16th, 2014 at 11:45 AM
The Buffalo Sabres' Ryan Miller stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced Sunday to lead Team USA to a 5-1 win over Slovenia in the preliminary round of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The win clinches Group A for the Americans and secures a first-round bye for them in the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Linus Omark in Limbo: Failed to Report to Rochester Americans
February 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Linus Omark still hasn't reported to the Rochester Americans more than a week after clearing waivers, and whether he will ever return to the organization is a question mark. The Sabres waived him for the purpose of having played in the AHL. He was acquired in December from...

Buffalo Sabres Place Forward Linus Omark on Waivers
February 7th, 2014 at 11:50 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that forward Linus Omark has been placed on waivers. ***PHOTO1*** If Omark should clear waivers by noon on Saturday, the Sabres could send him to Rochester or keep him on the NHL roster. Omark, who was aquired from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional sixth-round pick, led the Oklahoma City Barons...

Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller in Mix with Jonathan Quick for U.S. Olympic Starting Nod
February 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller might not know much before the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team's opening faceoff whether he or the Los Angeles Kings' Jonathan Quick will be the man in net. ***PHOTO1*** Team USA coach Dan Bylsma declined to answer this past week whether he's decided which goalie will be...

Buffalo Sabres’ Defensive Woes Continue Amid Losing Streak
January 24th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres just can't seem to put everything together. The beginning of 2014 (actually going back to Dec. 29) saw the Sabres go six straight games scoring two or fewer goals. The won two of these. In their last five games, Buffalo has scored three goals per game. They've won none...

Buffalo Sabres’ Phil Varone Enjoys Solid Debut Outing
January 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Phil Varone di an excellent job hiding his true feelings during Thursday's Buffalo Sabres game. The 23-year-old was called up from the Rochester Americans in time to make his NHL debut. He'd been Rochester's leading scorer and registered an assist in his first game while racking up two shots and going...

Study: NHL Loses Millions Each Year in Salary Paid to Injured Players
January 21st, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A new study indicated the NHL is costing itself millions of dollars by not adequately preventing head and other injuries   Researchers from Toronto presented their findings in the journal Injury Prevention. The study analyzed the economic burden on NHL teams due to games lost to injury; NHL players earn their salaries...

Buffalo Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko Refuses Return to Juniors
January 12th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
The Buffalo Sabres sent forward Mikhail Grigorenko back to his junior team Saturday, but the 19-year-old may not be in a Quebec Remparts uniform any time soon. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres weren't expected to find a spot for the young Russian after benching him 10 times this season and loaning him out for...