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Buffalo Sabres Get Surge of Confidence Amid Rare Winning Streak
November 25th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres are riding a wave entering Thanksgiving week that the club hasn't felt much over the past few years. Confidence. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are in the midst of their first three-game winning streak since last February, most recently claiming a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. The Sabres broke out their...

Buffalo Sabres Tyson Strachan Flourishes with Top Line Minutes
November 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ted Nolan changed up the lines before the Sabres took on the Toronto Maple Leafs. One of the biggest changes was moving defenseman Tyson Strachan up to play with Tyler Myers for the injured Josh Gorges. The result? Strachan played 22:54 and had an assist on...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Sam Reinhart Talks About His Plan to Return to the NHL
November 5th, 2014 at 3:06 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres sent forward Sam Reinhart back to juniors, they made sure to send him back with plenty of instructions on how he could better his game to get back to the NHL. ***PHOTO1*** In his nine games, Reinhart came away with just an assist, and plenty of...

Buffalo Sabres’ Michal Neuvirth Makes Play for No. 1 Goalie Job
November 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' goalies are probably the two players most worthy of pity - and praise - in the NHL this season. But all Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth want is ice time. ***PHOTO1*** Enroth parlayed a strong preseason into the No. 1 job to start the year. He hasn't...

Buffalo Sabres Chris Stewart Scores First Goal as a Buffalo Sabre
November 3rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres saw forward Chris Stewart light the lamp Sunday for the first time as a Buffalo Sabre. ***PHOTO1*** The lack of goals wasn't from lack of effort. Stewart, who was traded to the Sabres from the St. Louis Blues last season, has been with the Sabres since February, but injury last...

Buffalo Sabres Would Do Sam Reinhart a Favor by Sending Him Back to Juniors
October 31st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
It would be hard for any Buffalo Sabres fan to envision Sam Reinhart to still be on the team when it takes the ice Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. ***PHOTO1*** Reinhart seemed overmatched in his first nine NHL games. He went the entire month of October with only one assist, he got...

The Buffalo Sabres Have Limited Options with Young Players
October 29th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Many Buffalo Sabres fans are wondering if the team will send Sam Reinhart or Nikita Zadorov down to juniors (or possibly the KHL in Zadorov's case) after they play their nine games at the NHL level this season. ***PHOTO1*** The reason they may only play nine games is the fact that at...

Buffalo Sabres Find History Repeating Itself Early in 2014-15 Season
October 20th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres were expected to be among the worst teams in the NHL in 2014-15. Coming off a league-worst finish in 2013-14, it seems the club has shown no improvement at all in the early going. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have started this year 1-5-0, with that one victory coming in a...

Buffalo Sabres’ Goal-Scorers Go Dry Even as Shot Output Jumps
October 19th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres seem to be listening to coach Ted Nolan in terms of getting pucks to the net. But getting results from those shots remains painfully elusive so far. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres have had back-to-back season-highs in terms of shots taken, with 26 shots being taken Friday against the Florida Panthers...

Brian Flynn Enters Buffalo Sabres Lineup in Place of Rookie Sam Reinhart
October 19th, 2014 at 8:59 AM
When the Buffalo Sabres drafted Samson Reinhart second overall in the 2014 NHL Draft, they hoped he would provide an immediate impact for a team that failed to score many goals last season. While the young center has yet to register a point through his first five NHL games, the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Sam Reinhart Has Nondescript NHL Debut
October 10th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The stat line may not look impressive: 13:37 of ice time in 17 shifts, no shots on goal, two blocked shots, 4-of-15 on faceoffs. But for Buffalo Sabres fans, those numbers offer the first glimpse of what's expected to be their young team's future. ***PHOTO1*** Those numbers are what Sam Reinhart posted...

Projecting the Buffalo Sabres 2014-15 Roster
October 5th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
With training camp now over, the Buffalo Sabres have to get down to the business of picking an opening night roster. ***PHOTO1*** Several veteran signings this past offseason would seem to be slowing the process a bit of the long-brewing youth movement. But a few select youngsters will get a shot with...

Buffalo Sabres to Give Youngsters Another Look Sunday Against Toronto Maple Leafs
September 28th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have given their veteran corps two warm-ups over the past week for the regular season. Sunday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m.), coach Ted Nolan said the team's youngsters will get in another game. ***PHOTO1*** Many of the veterans who will comprise the opening-night lineup played in...

Buffalo Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth Seems to Have Early Edge in Goalie Battle
September 27th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
For the first time in a decade, the Buffalo Sabres are uncertain who their starting goalie will be in training camp. ***PHOTO1*** With Ryan Miller now in Vancouver by way of St. Louis, the Sabres have his former backup, Jhonas Enroth, competing with Michal Neuvirth for the No. 1 job. The race...

Former Buffalo Sabres Forward Matt D’Agostini Signs in Switzerland
September 18th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
Former Buffalo Sabres forward Matt D'Agostini was still looking for a team to call his own Wednesday, after being let go by the Sabres he couldn't find another NHL squad. ***PHOTO1*** D'Agostini doesn't need to search any longer, however the 27-year-old isn't going to be suiting up for an NHL club; or...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Connor Knapp Signs with Philadelphia Flyers Organization
August 10th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Buffalo Sabres goalie prospect signed this week with the Philadelphia Flyers, evidently seeing the logjam Buffalo has at goalie and wanting to join a team with a clearer path to the NHL. ***PHOTO1*** Knapp signed an AHL contract with the Flyers and will begin the season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 24-year-old...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Center Luke Adam to One-year, Two-way Contract
July 28th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
On Sunday, the Buffalo Sabres re-signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract. The cap hit will be $735,000. Adam was drafted by the Sabres in the second round, 44th overall of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  Adam has spent parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 87...

Buffalo Sabres Project Poorly in 2014-15 Fantasy NHL Rankings
July 27th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
As one would expect of a team coming off its worst offensive performance ever, the Buffalo Sabres aren't projected to have many impact players to fantasy hockey fans in 2014-15. ***PHOTO1*** Projections from NHL.com have only a handful of Sabres in the top 200. None are in the top half of the...

Buffalo Sabres Sign Defenseman Andre Benoit
July 24th, 2014 at 7:46 PM
The Buffalo Sabres announced on Wednesday that the team had come to terms on a one-year contract with free agent defenseman Andre Benoit. Benoit, who had spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche where he appeared in 79 games during the regular season where he recorded seven goals and 21 assists for...

Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Forward Tyler Ennis
July 17th, 2014 at 10:59 PM
The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday that the team has re-signed forward Tyler Ennis to a multi-year contract. While the team has not disclosed the term of the contract, it has been reported that the contract is for five seasons and $23 million.  Ennis is a former first round pick by the Sabres (26th...