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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...

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...

Buffalo Sabres’ Brian Flynn Makes the Most of His Opportunity
December 20th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
More than anything else, Brian Flynn just wanted to show the Buffalo Sabres he belongs a part of the team's long-term plans. He took some important strides in that direction Thursday. His short-handed effort - stealing a loose puck, warding off a defender and backhanding home a first-period short-handed goal - gave...

Buffalo Sabres’ Tyler Ennis Has a Mid-season Turnaround
December 9th, 2013 at 2:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** Note: This story was written by Sabres101's Lea Natalello. Tyler Ennis has been one of the Buffalo Sabres' break-out stars the past couple of games. Canadian center, Ennis, has earned three points during the last two games in about 30 minutes of playing time. His recent performances are reminiscent of the player's...

Buffalo Sabres Mikhail Grigorenko Excited for Sophomore Season
September 3rd, 2013 at 10:37 AM
After the Buffalo Sabres watched forward Mikhail Grigorenko fall to them in the NHL Entry Draft, their 12th selection overall was ready to prove his place in the NHL. After an up and down season, Grigorenko finds himself in an interesting position, redeeming himself from a less-than-spectacular rookie season. "Last year was kind of...

Buffalo Sabres’ Cody Hodgson Leads NHL Sophomores in Scoring
April 25th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
As the Buffalo Sabres finish a very disappointing season on Friday against the New York Islanders, the team is setting its sights to the future.  One bright spot for the Sabres, both for this season and hopefully for years to come, has been center Cody Hodgson. ***PHOTO1*** Last year, right before the...

Minnesota Wild Embrace Former Buffalo Sabres Forward Jason Pominville
April 4th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The front page of the Minnesota Wild's website says it all in terms of what The Land of 1,000 Lakes thinks about former Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville. "Welcome to the state of hockey" it read in a large headline above a picture of Pominville. Below that is a link for...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Jason Pominville to Minnesota Wild for Prospects, Picks
April 3rd, 2013 at 5:35 PM
The Buffalo Sabres officially signified Wednesday they're ready to move on, as they traded captain Jason Pominville to the Minnesota Wild for a group of prospects and draft picks. The Sabres sent Pominville and a 2014 fourth-round draft pick to the Wild for Swedish forward Johan Larsson, goalie Matt Hackett, a...

Buffalo Sabres Return Mikhail Grigorenko to Juniors
March 15th, 2013 at 7:29 PM
Editor's note: This story was written by Sabres 101 writer Paul McCarthy. The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko was being returned to the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The roster move was necessitated by the activation of winger Ville Leino, who so far has missed...

Buffalo Sabres Cody Hodgson Heating Up
March 6th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Since the Buffalo Sabres opened the regular season, it has been an up and down season for center Cody Hodgson. The fourth-year center took on the tough job of being a first line player this season between Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville.  So far, Hodgson is second on the team with...

Buffalo Sabres to Do Without Mikhail Grigorenko This Season
December 30th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Top draft pick Mikhail Grigorenko apparently won't play for the Buffalo Sabres this season even if there actually is a season. ***PHOTO1*** A newspaper in Quebec reported the Sabres have decided to keep Grigorenko with his junior team, the Quebec Remparts, for the duration of 2012-13. He'd been considered a contender for...

Buffalo Sabres’ Luke Adam Sees Bright Future for Himself, Teammates
October 5th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
After several successful seasons of being led by imports, the Buffalo Sabres seem to have put more of a focus on generating talent from scratch. A near-unparalled level of success was led by Chris Drury and Daniel Briere, co-captains who were both acquired via trades. Fellow import Craig Rivet assumed the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Luke Adam: He, Rochester Americans Will Be Better in 2012-13
October 4th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres' Luke Adam has always had a knack for finding the back of the net. He had a 20-, 30- and 40-goal season in four years in juniors. He then scored 29 goals in his lone full season in the AHL before earning a spot in the NHL to...

Buffalo Sabres’ Cody Hodgson to Play in Charity Hockey Game
August 21st, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Buffalo Sabres center Cody Hodgson is slated to take part in a charity hockey game Thursday in southern Ontario. ***PHOTO1*** The game in Stouffville is a benefit for a local hospital and youth hockey league. Other players slated to take part include Stephen Weiss of the Florida Panthers, former Sabre Raffi Torres...

Sabres Sign Grigorenko to Entry-Level Contract
July 19th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
  The Buffalo Sabres have announced that the team has signed forward Mikhail Grigorenko to a three-year, entry-level contract.   Grigorenko, who is 6’3”, 200 lbs., was selected 12th overall by the Sabres in the first-round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.   He was the third-ranked North American skater and top North American center on NHL Central...

Buffalo Sabres’ Roster Shortage is Front and Center at Development Camp
July 10th, 2012 at 2:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres developmental camp might be full of future stars. But for some of the players taking the ice this week at First Niagara Center, the future could be now. The team entered free agency already thin at center. Then, last week, the Sabres traded their top center, Derek Roy,...

Buffalo Sabres’ Luke Adam Looks to Make Next NHL Promotion Permanent
July 10th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Luke Adam's Buffalo Sabres could not have gotten off to a faster start. The 22-year-old forward was centering Buffalo's top line and scored 10 goals and 10 assists in the team's first 27 games. He even earned his way into the lineup for the Young Stars game during NHL All-Star...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Derek Roy for Steve Ott, Adam Pardy
July 2nd, 2012 at 7:30 PM
The Buffalo Sabres shipped off disgruntled center Derek Roy to the Dallas Stars late Monday afternoon for center Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy. ***PHOTO1***  The 29-year-old Roy voiced his discontent with coach Lindy Ruff just after the 2011-12 season wrapped up, saying that Ruff's gruff style didn't sit well with many players, especially when he called out skaters in the...

Buffalo Sabres Draft Pick Mikhail Grigorenko Wants No. 89 to Honor Alexander Mogilny
June 25th, 2012 at 7:45 PM
Should Mikhail Grigorenko crack the Buffalo Sabres' roster, the blue and gold's No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft has said he'd like to wear No. 89 in honor of his hometown hero. ***PHOTO1***  Grigorenko hails from Khabarovsk, Russia, which happens to be the same native city of possible Hockey Hall of...

Buffalo Sabres Turn Focus from NHL Draft to Free Agency; Signing Tyler Ennis a Priority
June 25th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres stocked up on centers in the 2012 NHL Draft, but now the team must turn its attention to free agency and filling the team's need for centermen in 2012-13. Derek Roy's comments at the end of the 2011-12 season would indicate that he might be on his way out the door this summer. While the...