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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’ 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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Ryan Miller, Steve Ott Reflect on Time with Buffalo Sabres, New Chance with St. Louis Blues
March 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ryan Miller was feeling a bit blue after learning he'd been traded Friday night to St. Louis. Miller and Steve Ott learned they'd been traded just prior to Friday's game. The Buffalo Sabres will in return get goalie Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a 2015 first-round draft pick...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart and Two Draft Picks
February 28th, 2014 at 10:26 PM
The long-rumored trade involving Ryan Miller has finally come to fruition. The Buffalo Sabres have traded Ryan Miller and Captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first round draft pick, and a 2016 third round pick.  ***PHOTO1*** Ryan Miller is...

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, Linus Omark Part Ways
February 19th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with Linus Omark, terminating his contract less than two months after acquiring him from the Edmonton Oilers.   ***PHOTO1***   The Sabres waived him just before the Olympic break in order to send him to the Rochester Americans, but he's refused to report to the AHL. He'd appeared in 14...

Buffalo Sabres’ Linus Omark in Limbo: Failed to Report to Rochester Americans
February 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Linus Omark still hasn't reported to the Rochester Americans more than a week after clearing waivers, and whether he will ever return to the organization is a question mark. The Sabres waived him for the purpose of having played in the AHL. He was acquired in December from...

Buffalo Sabres Place Forward Linus Omark on Waivers
February 7th, 2014 at 11:50 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that forward Linus Omark has been placed on waivers. ***PHOTO1*** If Omark should clear waivers by noon on Saturday, the Sabres could send him to Rochester or keep him on the NHL roster. Omark, who was aquired from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional sixth-round pick, led the Oklahoma City Barons...

Buffalo Sabres’ Phil Varone Enjoys Solid Debut Outing
January 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Phil Varone di an excellent job hiding his true feelings during Thursday's Buffalo Sabres game. The 23-year-old was called up from the Rochester Americans in time to make his NHL debut. He'd been Rochester's leading scorer and registered an assist in his first game while racking up two shots and going...

Buffalo Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko Refuses Return to Juniors
January 12th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
The Buffalo Sabres sent forward Mikhail Grigorenko back to his junior team Saturday, but the 19-year-old may not be in a Quebec Remparts uniform any time soon. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres weren't expected to find a spot for the young Russian after benching him 10 times this season and loaning him out for...