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Buffalo Sabres Prospect Mikhail Grigorenko Wins AHL Player of the Week with Rochester Americans
January 20th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Rochester Americans forward Mikhail Grigorenko is doing whatever he can to earn a permanent place with the Buffalo Sabres. ***PHOTO1*** The forward earned AHL player of the week honors for last week. He had three goals and four assists in three games last week. Those totals include a goal and...

Buffalo Sabres Farmhand Justin Sawyer Proposed to Girlfriend During Elmira Jackals Game
January 19th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
A member of the Buffalo Sabres' farm system went to extraordinary lengths over the weekend to create a happy memory for his girlfriend. ***PHOTO1*** Elmira Jackals defenseman Justin Sawyer took time during the first intermission of Friday's game against the Reading Royals to propose to his girlfriend, Morgan Porta. Thankfully for him, she...

Buffalo Sabres’ Johan Larsson Frustrated with Lack of NHL Opportunity
January 7th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
Another demotion has the Buffalo Sabres' Johan Larsson rethinking his future with the organization. ***PHOTO1*** Larsson was sent back to the Rochester Americans over the weekend after a two-week NHL stint. The 22-year-old forward has been back and forth between the NHL and AHL since joining the organization in a...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Sam Reinhart; Team Canada Prepare for Gold Medal Game Against Russia
January 5th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Buffalo Sabres prospect forward and first round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Sam Reinhart is leading the way for the Canadians at the World Junior Championships in Toronto and Montreal. The Canadians are undefeated and heading into the championships against the Russians. Reinhart has four goals and 10...

Rochester Americans Split First Two Games of 2015
January 4th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, opened the 2015 portion of their 2014-15 schedule with two weekend games. ***PHOTO1*** First Friday, the Amerks got a 3-0 home win over the Iowa Wild. Andrey Makarov recorded 28 saves to post his second shutout of the season. Brodie Reid, Jerry...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Sam Reinhart Stays Strong in World Junior Tournament
January 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 PM
The World Juniors Tournament that's continuing this weekend is being largely dominated by Buffalo Sabres prospect Sam Reinhart. ***PHOTO1*** The forward is tied for the tournament lead in points through five games with nine points. He's shined for a Canadian team that is set for a semifinal game Sunday against Slovakia. Connor...

Despite Big Names at World Juniors, Buffalo Sabres Prospect Hudson Fasching Making a Name for Himself
December 31st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
When Team USA took the ice for the first time at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships in Montreal, most eyes were on Jack Eichel and what kind of spark he would provide the team on an international stage. Now, most of the talk surrounds the line that features Buffalo...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect Husdon Fasching Registers Two Points Against Germany for Team USA in World Juniors
December 29th, 2014 at 1:53 PM
Team USA kept their winning ways going against Germany at the World Junior Championships in Montreal with a 6-0 win. Buffalo Sabres prospect Hudson Fasching registered two points in the victory. ***PHOTO1*** The Americans are now 2-0 in group play and are headed in the right direction for a medal round berth...

Buffalo Sabres Prospect J.T. Compher Gaining International Attention
December 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have a wealth of prospects in their system that the team hopes will pan out for them. One such prospect is center J.T. Compher, who has started to gain the attention of the international ranks before this year's World Junior Championships. ***PHOTO1*** Compher, who has gotten injured in...

Rochester Americans Struggling So Far, Elmira Jackals Competitive in ECHL
December 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, have earned a split halfway through their season-long eight-game homestand. In the ECHL, meanwhile, the Elmira Jackals split a home-and-home series and are in the midst of a week-long break. ***PHOTO1*** The Amerks are on Christmas break after losing Saturday to the Milwaukee...

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...