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Ryan Miller, Steve Ott Reflect on Time with Buffalo Sabres, New Chance with St. Louis Blues
March 1st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Ryan Miller was feeling a bit blue after learning he'd been traded Friday night to St. Louis. Miller and Steve Ott learned they'd been traded just prior to Friday's game. The Buffalo Sabres will in return get goalie Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a 2015 first-round draft pick...

Buffalo Sabres Trade Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart and Two Draft Picks
February 28th, 2014 at 10:26 PM
The long-rumored trade involving Ryan Miller has finally come to fruition. The Buffalo Sabres have traded Ryan Miller and Captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for forward Chris Stewart, goalie Jaroslav Halak, prospect William Carrier, a 2015 first round draft pick, and a 2016 third round pick.  ***PHOTO1*** Ryan Miller is...

How the Buffalo Sabres Fared at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
February 23rd, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Four members of the Buffalo Sabres took part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Here is how they did. ***PHOTO1*** RYAN MILLER: Started one game in goal for Team USA. He made 17 saves in a 5-1 win over Slovenia. He was a backup for the other five games. The U.S. team...

Buffalo Sabres, Linus Omark Part Ways
February 19th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways with Linus Omark, terminating his contract less than two months after acquiring him from the Edmonton Oilers.   ***PHOTO1***   The Sabres waived him just before the Olympic break in order to send him to the Rochester Americans, but he's refused to report to the AHL. He'd appeared in 14...

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...

Buffalo Sabres Place Forward Linus Omark on Waivers
February 7th, 2014 at 11:50 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have announced that forward Linus Omark has been placed on waivers. ***PHOTO1*** If Omark should clear waivers by noon on Saturday, the Sabres could send him to Rochester or keep him on the NHL roster. Omark, who was aquired from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional sixth-round pick, led the Oklahoma City Barons...

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 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’ Mikhail Grigorenko in Limbo as Club Tries to Find Spot for Him
January 11th, 2014 at 11:30 AM
Buffalo Sabres forward Mikhail Grigorenko finds himself without a home at the moment, as his NHL team doesn't want him in the lineup and his junior team is unable to accommodate his return. Grigorenko took his familiar spot in the press box for Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers. That was the...

Buffalo Sabres’ Jhonas Enroth, Henrik Tallinder, Zemgus Girgensons are Olympians
January 7th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
Three more members of the Buffalo Sabres will represent their countries in next month's Olympics in Sochi, Russia. ***PHOTO1*** Goalie Jhonas Enroth and defenseman Henrik Tallinder will represent Sweden. Tallinder and Daniel Alfredsson will be two of the squad's leaders. Enroth figures to be a backup behind Henrik Lundqvist. Forward Zemgus Girgensons will...

Buffalo Sabres Finally Show Mental Toughness in Back-to-back Comeback Wins
December 20th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
For perhaps the first time in the 2012-13 season, the Buffalo Sabres' locker room was a happy place Thursday following Buffalo's 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. ***PHOTO1*** Players were smiling and jovial in the moments following the game, which continued the team's best stretch of the season to date. Buffalo has...

Buffalo Sabres Acquire Linus Omark from Edmonton Oilers
December 19th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
The first Buffalo Sabres trade in the Pat LaFontaine era was announced during Thursday's game, as the Sabres got forward Linus Omark from the Edmonton Oilers for a conditional sixth-round draft pick in the upcoming draft. ***PHOTO1*** The 26-year-old Swede has been a minor leaguer most of his career. He's played only...

Buffalo Sabres Look to Combine Quality, Quantity in Shots on Goal
December 6th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
The Buffalo Sabres had the right theory in mind Thursday night against the New York Rangers. They just didn't execute it quite as well as they should have. Buffalo fired 28 shots on goal in Thursday's loss to the Rangers. The Blueshirts also blocked 16 shots, while numerous Buffalo scoring chances...

Buffalo Sabres Loan Mikhail Grigorenko for World Junior Championships
December 5th, 2013 at 5:47 PM
The Buffalo Sabres have, for at least a few weeks, found someplace to stick Mikhail Grigorenko. The team said Thursday he will be loaned to Team Russia for the 2014 World Junior Championship, taking place Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Sweden. He's played in the tournament for Russia the previous two years. "I'm...

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’ 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’ Matt Moulson Making the Most of New Opportunity Upstate
October 30th, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Note: This story was written by Sabres 101's Lea Natalello. Matt Moulson, the newest addition to the Buffalo Sabres, certainly proved himself to be "in it to win it" during Tuesday night's game against the Dallas Stars. ***PHOTO1*** Moulson scored two out of three goals for the team less than 24 hours after...

Buffalo Sabres’ Mikhail Grigorenko Continues to Struggle but is Going Nowhere
October 18th, 2013 at 1:30 PM
To say the Buffalo Sabres' Mikhail Grigorenko has struggled is an understatement, but team officials insist the youngster isn't going anywhere. Grigorenko has been a healthy scratch twice this season and is scoreless in seven games with a minus-1 rating and only six shots on goal. He's continued to earn more...

Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta to Appeal Suspension
October 16th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta is appealing the 10-game suspension he got this week for a hit to the head of Columbus' Jack Johnson Oct. 10.   ***PHOTO1***   He already served three games, two of them while he was waiting for a disciplinary hearing. NHL discipline czar Patrick Shanahan cited Kaleta's history of...

Buffalo Sabres Finalize Their 2013-14 Roster
September 30th, 2013 at 7:15 PM
The Buffalo Sabres' final roster to open the 2013-14 season features 10 former first-round draft picks - including three of the team's combined four first-rounders from the past two seasons.   Forward Luke Adam and defenseman Alexander Sulzer cleared waivers and were sent to Rochester on Monday. That paved the way for...