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Study: NHL Loses Millions Each Year in Salary Paid to Injured Players
January 21st, 2014 at 2:00 PM
A new study indicated the NHL is costing itself millions of dollars by not adequately preventing head and other injuries   Researchers from Toronto presented their findings in the journal Injury Prevention. The study analyzed the economic burden on NHL teams due to games lost to injury; NHL players earn their salaries...

Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta Out for Season with Torn ACL
December 1st, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Days away from earning a call-up back to the Buffalo Sabres, Patrick Kaleta instead learned he will miss the rest of the 2013-14 season. Kaleta got the bad news after injuring his knee Friday in a Rochester Americans game against Lake Erie. He flipped over Monsters goalie Calvin Pickard on a...

Buffalo Sabres Expect Marcus Foligno Back Tuesday; Ryan Miller May Sit Again
October 7th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Marcus Foligno's return to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday seems a sure thing, but Ryan Miller's return is less so. ***PHOTO1*** Foligno practiced Monday and is expected to make his season debut at home against Tampa Bay. An upper-body injury kept him out of the first three games. His return is...

Buffalo Sabres Hit with Injury Bug Late in Preseason
September 27th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The theory behind the Buffalo Sabres' rebuilding project is that the new core group will become a foundation once they are able to gel together. This might take a little longer now that some of that group will be sidelined with injuries. Rookie Joel Armia is the latest to suffer an injury...

Phil Kessel Suspended Three Preseason Games for Role in Buffalo Sabres Brawl; Ron Rolston Fined
September 24th, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel will sit out the rest of the preseason for his role in Sunday's brawl against the Buffalo Sabres, while Buffalo coach Ron Rolston was fined for his part in the melee.   ***PHOTO1***   Kessel received a three-game preseason sentence Tuesday. He was not suspended for any regular...

Buffalo Sabres Corey Tropp, Marcus Foligno Questionable After Brawl Game Injuries
September 23rd, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres practiced Monday without three players who were hurt in Sunday's brawl-filled exhibition loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. ***PHOTO1*** Corey Tropp and Marcus Foligno may miss some games due to their injuries. Foligno was checked into the boards in the third period and landed awkwardly. Tropp had to be...

NHL Needs to Do More with Helmets, Face Guards to Protect Players
June 10th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The NHL took steps last week toward making the game safer, but the league is still stuck in the relative dark ages when it comes to cranial safety. The league's competition committee recommended last week making helmet visors mandatory for any players entering the league starting in the 2013-14 season. The...

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 Helping Out with Sports Concussion Research at University at Buffalo
October 29th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
Members of the Buffalo Sabres and other professional and collegiate athletes will help in a research project meant to determine a safer method of returning athletes who suffer a concussion to the field. ***PHOTO1*** Sports medicine researchers at the University at Buffalo recently got a $100,000 grant from NFL Charities to develop...

Buffalo Sabres’ Nathan Gerbe to Miss IIHF World Championship
May 2nd, 2012 at 8:54 AM
Nathan Gerbe, originally one of the 17 players selected to represent the US Men's National Team in the IIHF World Championship, has withdrawn from the tournament due to a back injury, sabres.com reports. ***PHOTO1*** The team's official site reports that Gerbe will miss the tournament because of the same lower back injury that...

Big Hits; Suspensions Headline NHL Playoffs So Far
April 18th, 2012 at 12:00 PM
While  most NHL fans will admit they love the occasional fight or big hit, it would appear that they are getting more than they bargained for in the 2012 playoffs. Since the postseason games began, there have already been five suspensions due to hits and two additional fines. There are most likely...

Buffalo Sabres Lament What Could Have Been on Locker Cleanout Day
April 9th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Monday was filled with wouldas, couldas and shouldas in the First Niagara Center as the Buffalo Sabres cleaned out their lockers. ***PHOTO1***  The inconsistent Sabres finished with 89 points, good for ninth place in the Eastern Conference and three points off the pace for a playoff spot. They started the year 10-5-0 and finished it on a 20-8-6 run, but the wretched...

Buffalo Sabres Break up Top Scoring Line – at Least for Now
March 9th, 2012 at 5:29 PM
Two days after telling the media that he was happy with his struggling top line, Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff shuffled his lines in preparations for Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators. ***PHOTO1*** Going into Wednesday's home game against the Caroline Hurricanes, the line of Thomas Vanek, Jasom Pominville and Derek Roy...

Buffalo Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff Still Out with Broken Ribs; James Patrick Fills In
February 7th, 2012 at 4:01 PM
For the first time in 15 years, the Buffalo Sabres could have someone other than Lindy Ruff behind the bench Wednesday to coach the team. ***PHOTO1***  Ruff missed practice Tuesday after breaking three ribs in an accident at Monday's practice. Assistant coach and former Sabres player James Patrick led the team Tuesday and was appointed interim coach until Ruff...

Buffalo Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff Cracks Three Ribs in Accident at Practice
February 6th, 2012 at 4:58 PM
A collision with defenseman Jordan Leopold at practice Monday cracked three of Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff's ribs, although he expects to return to practice Tuesday. ***PHOTO1***  During morning practice at the First Niagara Center, Ruff was skating backward when Leopold - who lost his balance during a one-on-one drill - wiped out and slid into his coach, who...

Buffalo Sabres Should Have Tyler Ennis, Drew Stafford in Lineup
February 3rd, 2012 at 6:12 PM
The Buffalo Sabres look to have two flu-ridden players back in the lineup Saturday against the New York Islanders. ***PHOTO1*** Drew Stafford missed Wednesday's 1-0 shootout loss to the New York Rangers due to the illness, but he should be fine to play Saturday, coach Lindy Ruff said. So should Tyler Ennis, who returned this week from...

Buffalo Sabres Welcome Back Christian Ehrhoff as They Take on New Jersey Devils
January 24th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres can't do much about their miserable January, but they would love nothing better than to go into the All-Star break on a positive note. And they'll have some reinforcements in their attempt to do so Tuesday. Stalwart defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, out since late December with a rib injury, will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Newark against...

Buffalo Sabres Injury Update: Myers Could Return Friday Vs. Carolina Hurricanes
January 5th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
After missing 19 games, the Buffalo Sabres could be seeing defenseman Tyler Myers in uniform Friday as they take on the Carolina Hurricanes. Myers, who broke his wrist while playing against the Phoenix Coyotes on November 19th, was cleared to play yesterday after trying a shooting drill on Tuesday. “He got the...

Health Tops Buffalo Sabres’ Christmas List
December 24th, 2011 at 1:17 PM
As the Christmas holiday approached, children everywhere are checking their lists and wondering what they may receive from that list. The Buffalo Sabres have a list of their own, and getting healthy is No. 1.  The Sabres have been bitten by the injury bug so often, it seems like their locker room...

Buffalo Sabres Enter Break with Better Effort – Just not Results
December 23rd, 2011 at 5:08 PM
Despite the Buffalo Sabres' struggles so far this season, they've still fared just well enough to maintain playoff positioning. But entering the NHL's Christmas brea, Dec. 24-25, the Sabres have ridden a three-game losing streak to the bottom portion of the Eastern Conference standings. Coming off of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Sabres are 16-15-3,...