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Former Buffalo Sabres Make List of Top 10 NHL Signings
September 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 PM
According to thehockeynews.com's Adam Proteau, two NHL players who spent time with the Buffalo Sabres last season are on the list of the top 10 NHL free agent signings. ***PHOTO1*** The list, which does not include any signings by the Sabres, looks at how impactful each signing will be and how the...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Center Luke Adam to One-year, Two-way Contract
July 28th, 2014 at 5:23 PM
On Sunday, the Buffalo Sabres re-signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract. The cap hit will be $735,000. Adam was drafted by the Sabres in the second round, 44th overall of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.  Adam has spent parts of four seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, appearing in 87...

Former Buffalo Sabres Find New Homes in Free Agency
July 3rd, 2014 at 3:22 PM
While the Buffalo Sabres made a splash in free agency Tuesday, some notable former Sabres players have found new teams around the NHL to call their own. Here is a rundown of the signings of some former Sabres.  G Ryan Miller As most Sabres fans know, the St. Louis Blues have chosen not...

Buffalo Sabres Add Veteran Presence to a Young Lineup
July 2nd, 2014 at 8:35 PM
The first day of unrestricted free agency came and went with a flurry of signings across the NHL. For the Buffalo Sabres, it took just a couple of hours to make some substantial moves of their own. Just a few hours into free agency, the rumors began to swirl, and it...

Buffalo Sabres Tender Qualifying Offers to Five Players, Get Ready for Free Agency
June 30th, 2014 at 6:38 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had until 5 p.m. today to tender qualifying offers to their restricted free agents. A total of five players received offers: forwards Tyler Ennis, Marcus Foligno, Luke Adam, defenseman Chad Ruhwedel, and goaltender Matt Hackett. Defenseman Jamie McBain and goaltender Connor Knapp did not receive qualifying offers.  ***PHOTO1*** NHL free...

Buffalo Sabres; NHL Begin Talks with Pending Free Agents
June 26th, 2014 at 2:33 PM
With free agency beginning July 1, the Buffalo Sabres and the rest of the NHL can begin to talk to pending free agents in compliance to the collective bargaining agreement. The period in which teams can begin to court the free agents runs from June 25-30.  While teams cannot sign players before July...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Restricted Free Agent Nicolas Deslauriers to Two-year Contract
May 26th, 2014 at 1:05 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed restricted free agent Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year, one-way contract worth $1.275 million. The cap hit will be $637,500 per season.  ***PHOTO1*** National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman told the media earlier this month that the 2014-2015 salary cap upper limit "could be $69 million -$70 million, in...

Examining the Buffalo Sabres’ Salary Cap Situation in 2014-15
May 11th, 2014 at 4:54 PM
What a difference a couple years makes for the Buffalo Sabres. Not three years ago, the Sabres were the highest-spending team in the National Hockey League. It makes sense that management blew that plan up, given the Sabres haven't made the playoffs in three season, but they'll have to hand out...

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...