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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...

Buffalo Sabres Acquire Samuels-Thomas from Winnipeg Jets
July 10th, 2014 at 2:48 PM
The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday that the team has traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for left wing Jordan Samuels-Thomas.  Samuels-Thomas is a 24 year-old West Hartford, Connecticut native who was drafted in 2009 by the Atlanta Thrashers in the seventh round (203rd pick). Since then...

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...

Buffalo Sabres Sign Linus Ullmark to Entry-Level Contract
May 27th, 2014 at 8:03 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that the team has signed prospect goaltender Linus Ullmark to a three-year, entry-level contract.  ***PHOTO1*** The terms of the contract have not yet been announced. Ullmark was the Sabres sixth round pick (163 overall) of the Sabres in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The 6'3", 220 lbs. goaltender has been playing...

St. Louis Blues Re-sign Brian Elliott, Ryan Miller’s Future in Doubt
May 19th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
When the Buffalo Sabres traded away star goalie Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 28, 2014, the team was looking to build toward the future. Miller was the star goalie on a floundering, last-place team. The St. Louis Blues had the second most...

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 Appear to Have Come Out Ahead in Ryan Miller Deal
April 28th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres look to have cleaned up in their trade of Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues, even if their haul isn't as great as they might have hoped.   Miller surrendered four third-period goals in Sunday's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The loss eliminated the Blues from the...

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...

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...