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Buffalo Sabres Trade Luke Adam, Acquire Jerry D’Amigo from Columbus Blue Jackets
December 16th, 2014 at 8:05 PM
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray made his first move this season, though it was a somewhat small transaction. ***PHOTO1*** Murray traded forward Luke Adam to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jerry D'Amigo. D'Amigo will stay in the AHL and will join the Rochester Americans. “We feel that this was a good deal...

Rochester Americans’ Losing Streak Extends to Four Games
December 8th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres aren't the only members of their organization struggling offensively. ***PHOTO1*** The Rochester Americans have been shut out in back-to-back games, part of a four-game losing skid they're stuck in. Both losses came on the road, with a 3-0 loss at the Toronto Marlies on Sunday preceded by a 2-0...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Hudson Facshing and J.T. Compher Named to USA National Juniors Preliminary Roster
December 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Two Buffalo Sabres prospects have been named to the US National World Junior Hockey Team's preliminary roster. ***PHOTO1*** Forwards Hudson Fasching and J.T. Compher will head to Boston to compete to make the team, which will be announced on December 24. The World Junior Championships will take place in Toronto and...

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 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 Get Look at Future with Rochester Americans in Town Wednesday
October 29th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans will get a glimpse of the team's future Wednesday night. ***PHOTO1*** The Rochester Americans will "host" the Hamilton Bulldogs in an AHL game at 7:05 p.m. at the First Niagara Center. The Amerks enter the game in far better shape than their NHL counterpart. Rochester is 4-2-0 so...

Buffalo Sabres Open Preseason Against Washington Capitals Minus Most Veterans
September 21st, 2014 at 12:06 PM
The Buffalo Sabres will open the preseason Sunday at the Washington Capitals (5 p.m., MSG, NHL Network) with most of their veteran leaders still in Western New York. ***PHOTO1*** Coach Ted Nolan said he's been happy with what he's seen out of the first few days of training camp, but he said...

Buffalo Sabres Drop Second Straight Game in Traverse City Torney to New York Rangers
September 14th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' prospects put forth a better showing Saturday against the New York Rangers, but they still fell short in a 2-1 overtime loss at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. That loss, combined with their opening 6-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, will prevent them from winning the eight-team...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Trounced in Traverse City Opener
September 13th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres prospects had a tough outing in the opening game of the Traverse City Prospects Tournament, losing 6-1 Friday to the Carolina Hurricanes. ***PHOTO1*** Carolina never trailed in the game. Buffalo's lone goal came midway through the first period, with Vaclav Karabacek converting an Eric Cornel pass 12:46 into the game. Andrey...

Elmira Jackals Plan to Become a Community-Owned Hockey Team
September 7th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' ECHL affiliate, the Elmira Jackals, announced plans this past week to become a community-owned team. ***PHOTO1*** Team owners Tom Freeman and Nate Cook said they will turn over the team to the Chemung County community, similar to how the NFL's Green Bay Packers are owned by the public. A...

Buffalo Sabres Organization Signs Buffalo-Area College Hockey Players Ryan Rashid, Tony Capibianco
August 16th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Former Niagara University forward Ryan Rashid and Canisius College goalie Tony Capobianco won't have to move far to begin their professional hockey careers. ***PHOTO1*** Both local college standouts have signed on with the Buffalo Sabres organization for 2014-15, inking one-year contracts with the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL. Rashid was actually with the...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Connor Knapp Signs with Philadelphia Flyers Organization
August 10th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Buffalo Sabres goalie prospect signed this week with the Philadelphia Flyers, evidently seeing the logjam Buffalo has at goalie and wanting to join a team with a clearer path to the NHL. ***PHOTO1*** Knapp signed an AHL contract with the Flyers and will begin the season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 24-year-old...

Elmira Jackals Hire Jamie Russell as New Head Coach
August 3rd, 2014 at 12:15 PM
Jamie Russell is the new coach of the Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1***  Russell comes to Elmira by way of Providence College, where he served as an assistant coach. He was an assistant at Cornell University prior to that and played professionally with the AHL Binghamton Whalers. Russell told...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Look to Gain Seasoning in College Hockey Ranks
July 20th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
The NHL is increasingly seeing its young stars emerge from the college ranks, and the Buffalo Sabres hope to be a part of that trend.  ***PHOTO1***  Several of their top prospects who took part in last week's development camp are returning to the college ranks in 2014-15. Most agree that the NCAA...

Buffalo Sabres Hold High Hopes as Development Camp Wraps
July 19th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' development camp made quite an impression on its participants, some of whom won't be back at the First Niagara Center for 12 more months. ***PHOTO1*** Forty-one prospects took part. The camp gave entry-level players and unsigned draft picks a taste of the team's culture. After a horrid 2013-14 season,...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Brendan Lemieux Looks to Make a Name for Himself – and Only Himself
July 16th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Buffalo Sabres prospect Brendan Lemieux is used to the comparison. Especially since the Sabres picked him in the second round of this past draft, Lemieux has been inundated with the question of whether he emulates his father.   That would not be an entirely bad thing. Claude Lemieux won four Stanley Cups and...

Buffalo Sabres’ Sam Reinhart Has Successful Early Showing at Development Camp
July 15th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
For the first time in at least a year, Sam Reinhart only has to focus on hockey as he tries to make the Buffalo Sabres.   ***PHOTO1***   The team's top prospect couldn't be happier to finally be able to narrow his focus.   Buffalo's first-round pick in this year's draft was the main draw as...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Await Game Action at Development Camp Scrimmage Tuesday
July 15th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' top prospects say they're excited to be back on the ice in anticipation of Tuesday night's Blue and Gold Scrimmage.   ***PHOTO1***   The scrimmage is part of the week-long Sabres development camp that opened Monday. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. at the First Niagara Center, and the event and parking...

Buffalo Sabres Open Development Camp with 2014 Draft Picks Participating
July 14th, 2014 at 8:23 PM
Buffalo Sabres fans got their first glimpse of 2014 first round pick Samson Reinhart today at First Niagara Center. All of the 2014 draft picks. along with many other Sabres' top prospects were in attendance. Samson Reinhart, the number two overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft hit the ice...

Buffalo Sabres Set to Open Development Camp Monday
July 13th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Seven players with NHL experience will be on hand for the Buffalo Sabres' week-long development camp starting Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Also in attendance will be Sam Reinhart, the team's first-round draft pick last month who's expected to compete for an NHL roster spot this coming season. The camp is required of all draft picks,...