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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 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...

Tyler Myers Still Subject of Trade Rumors, Detroit Red Wings Likely Suitor
July 7th, 2014 at 4:49 PM
Tyler Myers has gone through a rough patch as of late. ***PHOTO1*** The Buffalo Sabres defenseman struggled last season, registering only nine goals and thirteen assists, for a total of 22 points. He also had a plus/minus of -26, tied for third-worst on the team. Myers has been the subject of trade rumors...

Buffalo Sabres Complete Buyout of Christian Ehrhoff’s Contract
June 29th, 2014 at 5:42 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, buying out the remaining seven years on the veteran's contract. ***PHOTO1*** Ehrhoff declined the waiver process Sunday, making him a free agent. he'd said during this past season that being on a rebuilding team is tough and that he might not have signed...

Buffalo Sabres Add to Defense, Goaltending Corps with Linus Ullmark, Brady Austin Signings
May 31st, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued to strengthen their defensive and goaltending corps this week with two-entry level signings. The Sabres signed goalie Linus Ullmark Tuesday to a three-year, $2.33 million deal. Their sixth-round pick in 2012 spent this past season playing in the junior and elite ranks in Sweden. He was the Swedish...

Team USA Posts Two Wins to Open IIHF World Championship
May 12th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The United States opened the preliminary round of the IIHF World Championship with two weekend wins.   Team USA opened the tournament in Minsk, Belarus, with a 6-1 win over the host Belarussians. Jacob Trouba scores twice to pace the Americans, who scored three second-period goals to open up a comfortable 4-1...

Tyler Myers Won’t Let Injury Riddled Season Deter Him or Buffalo Sabres in the Future
April 30th, 2014 at 9:26 PM
When the Sabres traded Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues, it left a huge void in terms of leadership. Tyler Myers, in his fifth season in the National Hockey League, was expected to assume a leadership role on the team. ***PHOTO1*** Instead, Myers suffered through an injury marred season that saw...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Earn Numerous Awards, Bright Future Ahead
April 29th, 2014 at 6:21 PM
The Buffalo Sabres endured their worst season in team history, finishing with the worst record in the National Hockey League. While the Sabres will have the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft on June 27 in Philadelphia, they already have several promising prospects waiting to get the call to...

Buffalo Sabres Defenseman Jake McCabe Named to US National Team
April 24th, 2014 at 9:09 PM
Buffalo Sabres rookie defenseman Jake McCabe was named to the 2014 United States Men's National Team that will compete in Belarus for the IIHF World Championships.  ***PHOTO1*** The tournament runs May 9-25 from Minsk and will also feature Sabres assistant coach Joe Sacco and athletic trainer Tim Macre.  McCabe has had a busy few...

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...

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...

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’ 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’ Jhonas Enroth, Henrik Tallinder, Zemgus Girgensons are Olympians
January 7th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
Three more members of the Buffalo Sabres will represent their countries in next month's Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ***PHOTO1*** Goalie Jhonas Enroth and defenseman Henrik Tallinder will represent Sweden. Tallinder and Daniel Alfredsson will be two of the squad's leaders. Enroth figures to be a backup behind Henrik Lundqvist. Forward Zemgus Girgensons will...

Buffalo Sabres’ Tyler Myers Suspended Three Games
January 6th, 2014 at 7:56 PM
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers was suspended three games for an illegal hit to the head. The NHL passed down the ruling Monday. Myers' hit came during Saturday's win over the New Jersey Devils when he hit Dainius Zubrus. ***PHOTO1*** This is the second time he's been suspended. He was suspended in 2012...

Buffalo Sabres’ Nikita Zadorov Expects Permanent Stay in the NHL
October 24th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
If there was a bright spot in the Buffalo Sabres' 5-2 loss Wednesday to the Boston Bruins - and that's a big if - then it was the play of rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov. Playing in just his second NHL game - and on his first-ever shot - he scored his...

Buffalo Sabres Finalize Their 2013-14 Roster
September 30th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' final roster to open the 2013-14 season features 10 former first-round draft picks - including three of the team's combined four first-rounders from the past two seasons.   Forward Luke Adam and defenseman Alexander Sulzer cleared waivers and were sent to Rochester on Monday. That paved the way for...

Buffalo Sabres Confirm Rasmus Ristolainen is on Team, Luke Adam is Not
September 28th, 2013 at 7:25 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' roster for 2013-14 is not yet finalized, but it beginning to take shape. And that shape skews young. Coach Ron Rolston confirmed Saturday rookie blueliner Rasmus Ristolainen will be on the team. He was Buffalo's first pick in the 2013 draft. He played in five of seven preseason games. ***PHOTO1*** Felow...

Christian Ehrhoff is Only Buffalo Sabres Blueliner on List of Best NHL Defensemen
September 18th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Only one Buffalo Sabres player - Christian Ehrhoff - made ESPN's list of the top 50 defensemen in the NHL today. ***PHOTO1*** Ehrhoff came in tied for No. 33 on the list. The list was compiled by the site's NHL writers ranking blueliners on a 1 to 10 scale. Ehrhoff's number was...

Buffalo Sabres Spending, Part Two: Money Spent on Defense, Goal Isn’t Always Money Well Spent
August 4th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
At times, it seemed like the Buffalo Sabres could not buy a stop in the defensive zone last season. In some respects, that case could be made in the literal sense. Buffalo is on the hook to its eight defenders for $18,911,667, good for 19th in the NHL. The Sabres' two goalies...