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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...

Buffalo Sabres Sign First-Round Pick Rasmus Ristolainen
July 12th, 2013 at 11:34 PM
The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed first-round pick Rasmus Ristolainen to a three-year, entry level contract. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres hope the defenseman, who stands at 6'4" and 225 lbs, will be able to make an immediate impact on the team. "We felt that it was important to get Rasmus under contract quickly so...

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 Trade Andrej Sekera to Carolina Hurricanes in Busy Second Round of NHL Draft
June 30th, 2013 at 7:45 PM
The Buffalo Sabres stayed busy in the second round of the NHL draft, trading for a third pick in the round and also acquiring an NHL-ready defenseman and a hometown boy. The Sabres sent defenseman Andrej Sekera to the Carolina Hurricanes for Jamie McBain and the 35th overall pick in the...

Buffalo Sabres Resign Defenseman Mike Weber
June 27th, 2013 at 9:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced today that they have resigned defenseman Mike Weber to a multi-year contract extension.  ***PHOTO1*** Weber appeared in 42 of Buffalo's 48 games this season, leading the team with 92 blocked shots and finishing second on the team in hits with 122. Weber has appeared in 174 career...

Buffalo Sabres Team Awards: Sabres 101 Finds Light Amid the Misery
May 18th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
There was really nothing to celebrate about the Buffalo Sabres' 2013 season. But amid the darkness were a few tiny bright spots. Here they are, in convenient categorical organization for easy consumption.   ***PHOTO1***   MVP: Ryan Miller There always have been and always will be haters of the former Vezina winner. The 32-year-old finished...

No Defense for Buffalo Sabres Failed “D” in 2013
May 2nd, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Going into the 2012-13 season, the Buffalo Sabres appeared to have the talent and depth in its defensive corps to make that unit one of the team's strengths. Instead, the club's "D" imploded and its poor play was a key reason why Buffalo missed the playoffs. ***PHOTO1*** The defense looked deep and...

Mike Weber Stabilizes Young Buffalo Sabres Defense
April 18th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
With the recent trades of veteran defensemen Robyn Regehr and Jordan Leopold, the Buffalo Sabres lost a combined 15 years of NHL experience on the blue-line. Fortunately for the club, 25 year-old Mike Weber has stepped into the leadership void to help guide the Sabres young defense. ***PHOTO1*** Trades and injuries left Buffalo with...

Buffalo Sabres’ Tyler Myers Out for Season with Broken Leg
April 12th, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers has mirrored the fate of his club most of the season, but his season will end a few weeks sooner thanks to a broken leg he suffered Thursday. The 23-year-old blueliner has struggled mightily throughout the season and has been a symbol of sorts for the...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Jordan Leopold to St. Louis Blues for Two Picks
March 30th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
The Buffalo Sabres began their expected trade deadline roster overhaul Saturday afternoon, sending defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues for two draft picks.   The Sabres got a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in June's draft. The condition is if the Blues win a playoff round this season,...