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Buffalo Sabres Prospect J.T. Compher is Determined to Make Team USA Juniors Roster
December 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Last December Buffalo Sabres prospect J.T. Compher was attempting to make the USA National Junior hockey squad when he sustained a foot injury. ***PHOTO1*** This year, Compher is back on task in an attempt to make it to the World Junior Championships in Canada. Compher is just hoping that this year...

Buffalo Sabres’ Zemgus Girgensons Still Far Ahead in NHL All-Star Game Voting
December 17th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Latvian Locomotive has surpassed 1 million votes, as Zemgus Girgensons continues to run away with fan voting for the NHL All-Star Game. ***PHOTO1*** The Buffalo Sabres second-year center has about 1.1 million votes, according to numbers released Tuesday by the NHL. That's essentially double the vote totals of the closest two...

Buffalo Sabres Recall Forward Mikhail Grigorenko from Rochester Americans
December 16th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they have recalled forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. ***PHOTO1*** Grigorenko's call-up is a result of forward Torrey Mitchell suffering a lower body injury in the Sabres 5-4 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators Monday night. There is no...

Despite Rapid Spread, Buffalo Sabres Have Avoided the Mumps
December 15th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the latest team to get hit with the mumps when they announced that forward Sidney Crosby has contracted the illness. So far this season, the Buffalo Sabres have yet to report a single player with the illness. ***PHOTO1*** Not all teams have made reports of a member...

Buffalo Sabres’ Zemgus Girgensons Skating Away with All-Star Game Voting
December 10th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons continues to dominate NHL All-Star Game fan voting. ***PHOTO1*** New numbers released Tuesday show his vote total has doubled over the past week. He now had 803,805 fan votes. Buffalo native and Chicago forward Patrick Kane is second with about 375,758 votes. The totals of...

Buffalo Sabres’ Zemgus Girgensons Earning Respect Around NHL, World
December 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' youth movement of the past few years seems to have unearthed its first gem this season in Zemgus Girgensons. ***PHOTO1*** The 21-year-old Latvian leads the Sabres with eight goals and is second on the team with 14 points. The Olympic veteran has also impressed with his physical...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Sam Reinhart Leading Kootenay Ice; Invited to World Junior Camp for Canada
December 2nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward and 2014 first round draft pick Sam Reinhart has been leading the Kootenay Ice since being sent back to juniors. His skills have also earned him a spot on the 2015 Canadian World Junior Team Camp in Toronto. ***PHOTO1*** Reinhart, who recently has his 10-game point streak snapped, has...

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...