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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...

Buffalo Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko Refuses Return to Juniors
January 12th, 2014 at 1:30 PM
The Buffalo Sabres sent forward Mikhail Grigorenko back to his junior team Saturday, but the 19-year-old may not be in a Quebec Remparts uniform any time soon. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres weren't expected to find a spot for the young Russian after benching him 10 times this season and loaning him out for...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects Excel at World Junior Championships
January 6th, 2014 at 1:20 PM
Three Buffalo Sabres prospects medaled at the recently completed IIHF Junior World Championships. Defenseman Rasmus Ristonainen won a gold medal with Finland and clinched the medal with a game-winning goal in overtime against Sweden. ***PHOTO1*** Forward Mikhail Grigorenko and blueliner Nikita Zadorov won bronze medals for Russia. Grigorenko scored a goal in the...

Rochester Americans Lose Spengler Cup Opener 5-0 to Geneve-Servette
December 26th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Rochester Americans were shut out 5-0 in the opening game of the 2013 Spengler Cup. They lost to Geneve-Servette in Davos, Switzerland.   Matt Hackett made 32 saves for the loss in the tournament, an annual invitational event featuring Europe's top teams and college and minor league teams from North America....

Rochester Americans Tickets for Game at First Niagara Center Now on Sale
November 26th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Tickets can now be had for the Rochester Americans' appearance later this season at the First Niagara Center.   ***PHOTO1***   The Amerks are set to host the Grand Rapids Griffins at 7:05 p.m. Feb. 8 in Buffalo. Tickets range from $15 to $25.   The Amerks played before two strong crowds last season at...

Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta Vows to Learn from Demotion to Rochester Americans
November 6th, 2013 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta began the possible rejuvenation of his career Tuesday in joining his first practice with the Rochester Americans. ***PHOTO1*** Kalets was demoted after clearing waivers over the weekend. He'd just come back from a 10-game suspension for an illegal check - his fourth NHL suspension - and Sabres...

Buffalo Sabres Farm Report: Rochester Americans Off to Decent Start This Season
November 4th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The Rochester Americans ended the first month of the 2013-14 AHL season just three points out of first place in the North Division. The Amerks have a 4-2-2 record, good for 10 points. The Hamilton Bulldogs - with two extra games played thus far - have a 5-2-3 record (13 points)....

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...

Buffalo Sabres Send Five Players Back to Juniors
September 16th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres made their first five cuts of training camp, sending the quintet of players back to juniors.   ***PHOTO1***   Western New York native Justin Bailey was returned to Kitchener. Also sent down were forward Nicholas Baptiste, Justin Kea and Logan Nelson, and blueliner Connor Boland. None of them played in Sunday's...

Buffalo Sabres Fall to Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in Prospects Title Tilt
September 9th, 2013 at 11:40 PM
The Detroit Red Wings never trailed Monday as they curtailed the Buffalo Sabres’ hopes of winning their second straight NHL Prospects Tournament title. Detroit scored the first two goals in the tournament championship en route to a 4-2 win in Traverse City, Mich. The loss was Buffalo’s first over the last...

Buffalo Sabres Prospects are 2-0 Entering Tournament Round Robin Finale
September 8th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Buffalo Sabres enter today's round robin finale of the 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament one win away from a guaranteed title game appearance. ***PHOTO1*** The Sabres are 2-0 in the young player showcase. They opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. They got first-period goals from...

Buffalo Sabres Forward Mikhail Grigorenko Ruled Ineligible for Prospects Tournament
September 5th, 2013 at 10:24 AM
When the Buffalo Sabres prospects take the ice in Traverse City, Michigan for the NHL Prospects Tournament, they'll be without one of the team's top prospects in forward Mikhail Grigorenko. The Sabres announced on Wednesday that the tournament officials have ruled Grigorenko ineligible due to his NHL experience from last season,...

Rochester Americans to Host Lake Erie Monsters in Outdoor Game Dec. 13
August 17th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
The Rochester Americans will play the Lake Erie Monsters in an outdoor AHL game that will kick off a week-plus festival in Rochester. ***PHOTO1*** The Amerks announced details this week of the Frozen Frontier, a 10-day event taking place in the city's Frontier Field showcasing pros and amateurs. The first day of...

Rochester Americans Play Big Role in Rochester’s High Ranking Among Minor League Cities
August 12th, 2013 at 7:10 PM
The turnaround of the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, helped Rochester surge to No. 2 in a recent ranking of the nation's best minor-league markets.   Sports Business Journal put Rochester right behidn Toledo, Ohio, in the report. The rankings took into accounts factors including team tenure, new...

Buffalo Sabres Re-sign Corey Tropp to One-year Contract
August 6th, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Forward Corey Tropp will remain in the Buffalo Sabres' system after he signed a one-year deal Tuesday to stay with the team. Tropp was expected to compete for an NHL job last season but began the year with the Rochester Americans due to the NHL lockout. But he got hurt in...

Buffalo Sabres Sign Jamie Tardif to Two-way Contract
August 5th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres beefed up the offensive production at the AHL level Monday, signing forward Jamie Tardif to a one-year, two-way contract. The 28-year-old is coming off a career year with the Privodence Bruins. He scored 30 goals in 62 games last season in the AHL and earned his first career...