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Buffalo Sabres Sign Cody Hodgson to Six Year Deal
September 12th, 2013 at 11:02 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have come to terms with restricted free agent Cody Hodgson on a six-year $25.5 million contract. Hodgson, who spent most of the time last year as the first line center, was second on the team with 15 goals and 34 points in 48 games.  "We are extremely excited to...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Corey Tropp to One-year Contract
August 6th, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Forward Corey Tropp will remain in the Buffalo Sabres' system after he signed a one-year deal Tuesday to stay with the team. Tropp was expected to compete for an NHL job last season but began the year with the Rochester Americans due to the NHL lockout. But he got hurt in...

Buffalo Sabres Sign Jamie Tardif to Two-way Contract
August 5th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres beefed up the offensive production at the AHL level Monday, signing forward Jamie Tardif to a one-year, two-way contract. The 28-year-old is coming off a career year with the Privodence Bruins. He scored 30 goals in 62 games last season in the AHL and earned his first career...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Brian Flynn, Nick Crawford
July 20th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres helped shore up their NHL and AHL rosters Friday, re-signing restricted free agents Brian Flynn and Nick Crawford.   ***PHOTO1***   Flynn signed a two-year deal. He made his pro debut in spring 2012 and leapt to the NHL less than a year later. The forward was called up about halfway...

Buffalo Sabres Acquire Henrik Tallinder from New Jersey Devils
July 7th, 2013 at 3:35 PM
The Buffalo Sabres announced today that they have acquired Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for AHL forward Riley Boychuk. ***PHOTO1*** Tallinder rejoins the Sabres after a three-year stint with the New Jersey Devils, where he found himself being bounced in and out of the lineup. Sabres general manager...

Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Defenseman Alexander Sulzer
July 6th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
The Buffalo Sabres re-signed defenseman Alexander Sulzer on a fairly quiet first day of free agency Friday. ***PHOTO1*** Sulzer proved to be a pleasant surprise in his first season-plus with the Sabres. He was part of the Cody Hodgson trade and has recorded six goals and six assists in 32 games for...

Buffalo Sabres Stay Silent on First Day of NHL Free Agency; Face of Rochester Americans Changes
July 6th, 2013 at 12:12 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have taken a few steps of late to shore up the roster of the Rochester Americans - moves that were foreshadowed during the most recent season.   The acquisition of Matt Hackett from the Minnesota Wild was a sign of some sort of switch in goal for the organization....

Buffalo Sabres Could Begin the Next Stage of Rebuilding Process as Free Agency Has Officially Begun
July 5th, 2013 at 9:09 AM
After last season's fiasco, Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier said the team will build through the draft and try to fill the rest of their pieces in through free agency. The draft has come and gone, and free agency officially begins today. ***PHOTO1*** Rumors about Danny Briere returning to Buffalo have been...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Forward Matt Ellis
July 4th, 2013 at 12:15 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Buffalo Sabres have announced they have re-signed forward Matt Ellis to a two-year two-way contract.  Ellis is an eight-year NHL veteran who played six games for Buffalo last season. During his 32 games in Rochester, he earned 12 points (7+5). So far in his eight seasons, Ellis has 41 points...

Buffalo Sabres to Target Supporting Cast in Free Agency; Daniel Briere’s Return Possible
July 2nd, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier said Tuesday the team will focus on rounding out its young roster rather than targeting superstars in free agency - but one of the team's former superstars could make a curtain call. In a media briefing at First Niagara Center, Regier said the team will...

Buffalo Sabres Give Free Agency Briefing; Announce Development Camp
July 2nd, 2013 at 11:45 AM
The Buffalo Sabres held a press conference Tuesday to announce the dates for development camp. The camp, which is typically five days long has been compressed into three, two practice sessions and a scrimmage for fans to watch. Camp will be held on July 10-12, with the last day being...

Buffalo Sabres Could Sign Bought Out Players
June 27th, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Since the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the NHL's offseason has begun. With that, all teams are allowed to buy out two players and allow them to become unrestricted free agents on July 5.  Wednesday marked one of the first major buy outs as the Tampa Bay Lightning bought out...

Two Important Dates Loom for Buffalo Sabres’ Rebuilding Process
June 7th, 2013 at 7:18 PM
While NHL fans watch the elite group of Stanley Cup contenders battle for the coveted prize, fans of the Buffalo Sabres sit in uncertainty.  ***PHOTO1*** The fate of Jason Pominville had been sealed at the trade deadline, which sent the captain to the Minnesota Wild. Still, the futures of Ryan Miller and Thomas...

Buffalo Sabres Have Goaltending Quandary on Minor League Level, Also
May 5th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Everybody knows about the Buffalo Sabres' goaltending uncertainty on the NHL level. But the situation between the pipes in the AHL is just as tenuous. David Leggio was the Rochester Americans' MVP in 2012-13 and led the AHL with 38 wins. He went 38-24-1 with an impressive 2.56 GAA and .924...

Buffalo Sabres’ Free Agency Crop Highlighted by Cody Hodgson, Jhonas Enroth
May 4th, 2013 at 7:57 AM
The bad news for the Buffalo Sabres: Emerging star center Cody Hodgson is about to hit the free agency market. The good news: His free agency is restricted. Hodgson is one of seven Sabres who will hit the open market come July. But only of four of those players will be unrestricted. ***PHOTO1*** One...

Buffalo Sabres Re-Sign Tyler Ennis to Two-Year Deal
September 15th, 2012 at 5:13 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have come to terms with Tyler Ennis, re-signing the center for the next two seasons.  ***PHOTO1*** Ennis became an intricate part of Buffalo's late-season run last year when he was put on a line with Drew Stafford and Marcus Foligno. His late-season production has left Sabres general manager Darcy...

Report: Shane Doan to Decide Soon on Whether to Play for Buffalo Sabres or Elsewhere
August 25th, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Shane Doan's decision on whether to join the Buffalo Sabres or stay in the desert is coming sooner rather than later, his agent said. ***PHOTO1*** The Arizona Republic reported Doan's agent, Terry Bross, has advised his client to sign by Sept. 15. The 36-year-old Doan has repeatedly said he's prefer to stay...

Buffalo Sabres Reported to Have Offered Shane Doan Four Years
August 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A few months ago, a team from the east was reported to have made an offer to forward Shane Doan that was upwards of $30 million for four years. While the majority of analysts thought that offer came from the Philadelphia Flyers, it was reported that the Buffalo Sabres are...

Buffalo Sabres, NHL Looking at Uneventful Trade Season
August 16th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
With the offseason winding down, it appears that the story isn't who moved, but who didn't move. While there is still time, the headline is that there isn't a headline. Roberto Luongo is still in Vancouver. Bobby Ryan is still an Anaheim Duck. Fans are less than excited, hoping that...

Buffalo Sabres, Fans Wonder What’s Next
August 9th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
As the NHL season begins to near, the Buffalo Sabres still have some questions to answer, the biggest of such is what will the Sabres do to boost scoring?  While many fans see the Derek Roy trade as a good thing, the problem is that he was an offensive player that...