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A Closer Look at the Buffalo Sabres’ 2014 NHL Draft Picks
June 29th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres drafted seven forwards, one goalie and one defenseman in the 2014 NHL draft. Here is a closer look at the newest players in the organization. ***PHOTO1*** FIRST ROUND The Sabres made Sam Reinhart the second overall pick. He spent four years in the WHL, posting 36 goals and 69 assists...

Buffalo Sabres Emphasize Adding Skill in 2014 NHL Draft
June 28th, 2014 at 3:46 PM
By his own admission, Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray may not actually know how well the Sabres' draft class of 2014 is until 2019, at least. But his initial impression in the moments following the 2014 draft Saturday was optimistic. ***PHOTO1*** "Outstanging. Our guys are happy," he said when asked what...

Buffalo Sabres Seek New Coach for ECHL Affiliate Elmira Jackals
June 7th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres now have some degree of coaching uncertainty at all levels after Dwight Mullins left the ECHL Elmira Jackals in favor of the Evansville IceMen. ***PHOTO1*** Mullins has done 64-65-15 with the Jackals, who formed an alliance with the Sabres this offseason to be their AA-level affiliate. Joe Battista, the...

Buffalo Sabres Have Top Prospect Pool in NHL
May 18th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
New rankings have the Buffalo Sabres atop the NHL in terms of the franchise's prospect pools. The rankings from Hockey's Future take into account the overall quality of every team's pool of prospects. The Sabres were second in their fall rankings but moved to the top spot thanks in part to their continued...

Rochester Americans End Season with 4-2 Playoff Loss to Chicago Wolves
May 5th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Rochester Americans extended their streak of seasons without winning a playoff series to nine after losing a do-or-die game five Sunday to the Chicago Wolves.   The 4-2 loss guaranteed the Amerks' sixth straight playoff series defeat. While they did win a playoff game this year for the first time in...

Rochester Americans Romp Chicago Wolves to Force Decisive Game Five
May 4th, 2014 at 11:50 AM
The Rochester Americans forced their way into a do-or-die game Sunday by winning a do-or-die game Friday.   Down two games to one, the Amerks got four points from Joel Armia as they thrashed the Chicago Wolves, 7-2. The game evened their first-round AHL playoff series at two games each and forced...

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...

Rochester Americans Earn Split in First Two Playoff Games Vs. Chicago Wolves
April 27th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Rochester Americans split the two home games in their first-round playoff series with the Chicago Wolves and head to Illinois all tied up. The best-of-five series opened Friday with a 4-3 overtime loss. The Amerks opened up a two-goal lead in the third period thanks to goals from Joel Armia,...

Buffalo Sabres Affiliate Rochester Americans Open 2014 Playoffs Friday
April 25th, 2014 at 12:54 PM
The Rochester Americans of the AHL open their playoff series against the Chicago Wolves Friday night in Rochester.  ***PHOTO1*** The Americans, who has to push til the end of the season to secure a playoff spot, will line up against the St. Louis Blues affiliate with a full arsenal of players who the...

Rochester Americans Set to Face Chicago Wolves in AHL Playoffs
April 22nd, 2014 at 11:30 AM
The Rochester Americans will begin their first-round AHL playoff series Friday against the Chicago Wolves. The Buffalo Sabres' American Hockey league affiliate clinched its third playoff spot last week. The Amerks won seven of their last nine games to surge back into playoff position after a nine-game winless skid temporarily dropped them out...

Buffalo Sabres Bring on Elmira Jackals as New Minor League Affiliate
April 20th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The top three tiers of the Buffalo Sabres' organization are now all in New York state after the club agreed to make the Elmira Jackals their newest affiliate. The Jackals play in the ECHL, North America's top AA-level hockey league. That's also the league of Buffalo's previous AA-level affiliate, the Gwinnett...

Rochester Americans Clinch AHL Playoff Spot with Win Over Syracuse Crunch
April 19th, 2014 at 1:16 PM
The Rochester Americans clinched their third straight AHL playoff berth Friday night with a 5-1 win in their home finale over the Syracuse Crunch.   The Buffalo Sabres' top farm team scored three first-period goals to cruise to its seventh win in the last eight games. A season-high crowd of 9,518 also...

Rochester Americans Re-enter AHL Playoff Picture Thanks to Three-game Winning Streak
April 6th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The Rochester Americans snapped an extended losing skid in a big way, rattling off three straight wins to climb back into the AHL playoff picture.   The Buffalo Sabres' farm team most recently overcame a three-goal third-period deficit Saturday to best the Toronto Marlies, 4-3. Rookie Tim Schaller led the comeback with...

Rochester Americans on Nine-game Winless Streak as They Try to Gain Playoff Spot
March 31st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
The Rochester Americans are trending in the wrong direction as they try to secure their fourth American Hockey League playoff berth in the last five seasons. The Amerks have gone winless in their last nine games, most recently falling 4-2 Friday to the Toronto Marlies. Rochester's parent club, the Buffalo Sabres,...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Hudson Fasching Shines as Minnesota Golden Gophers Advance in NCAA Tournament
March 30th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
nNewly acquired Buffalo Sabres prospect Hudson Fasching is quickly making a name for himself in the NCAA men's hockey tournament. The University of Minnesota freshman scored in the third period of the Golden Gophers' 7-3 first-round win Saturday over Robert Morris. He entered the game tied for the lead on Minnesota...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Deadline Recap: Matt Moulson, Brayden McNabb, Cory Conacher and Plenty of Young Talent
March 5th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
The Buffalo Sabres continued their fire-sale before the NHL's 3 pm trade deadline today. ***PHOTO1*** Buffalo's first move was to claim Cory Conacher after the Ottawa Senators put him on waivers. Sabres general manager Tim Murray knows Conacher and says he can fit in nicely with the Sabres. "He was a free player, didn't...

Buffalo Sabres’ Linus Omark in Limbo: Failed to Report to Rochester Americans
February 15th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Linus Omark still hasn't reported to the Rochester Americans more than a week after clearing waivers, and whether he will ever return to the organization is a question mark. The Sabres waived him for the purpose of having played in the AHL. He was acquired in December from...

Rochester Americans Enter Game at First Niagara Center on Hot Streak
February 8th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' AHL affiliate will play in the big club's arena Saturday night riding their best streak of the season. The Rochester Americans will "host" the Grand Rapids Griffins (7:05 p.m.) having won eight of their last nine games. They most recently beat the Hershey Bears 4-1 Friday night in...

Buffalo Sabres’ Phil Varone Enjoys Solid Debut Outing
January 24th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Phil Varone di an excellent job hiding his true feelings during Thursday's Buffalo Sabres game. The 23-year-old was called up from the Rochester Americans in time to make his NHL debut. He'd been Rochester's leading scorer and registered an assist in his first game while racking up two shots and going...

Buffalo Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko to Report to Juniors After All
January 13th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Buffalo Sabres forward Mikhail Grigorenko is dong as he's told after all and will report back to juniors this week.   The 19-year-old Russian had originally balked upon getting the news the Sabres were returning him to the Quebec Remparts. He's said Saturday he would take time to consider his hockey future...