4-9-2017 MacKenzie Blackwood interviewed in paper
MacKenzie Blackwood was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from New Jersey Devils to Buffalo Sabres. This is a great hockey town, and I'm gonna' miss it here. In some ways this will always feel like a home to me, he choked before breaking down and being helped out.

4-9-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Nicholas Baptiste and Hudson Fasching to New Jersey Devils for MacKenzie Blackwood

A native of Canada, MacKenzie Blackwood was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2015 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 20 year old goaltender is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Canada, Nicholas Baptiste was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 3rd round of the 2013 entry draft. He has appeared in 14 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 1 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of USA, Hudson Fasching was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 2013 entry draft. He has appeared in 17 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


4-9-2017 Gabriel Vilardi interviewed in paper
Gabriel Vilardi was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Los Angeles Kings to Buffalo Sabres. I couldn't believe it when I heard it, it's going to be rough for a while with a new team, he said while cleaning out his locker.

4-9-2017 Dion Phaneuf interviewed in paper
Dion Phaneuf was interviewed in today's paper about the recent trade that sent him from Los Angeles Kings to Buffalo Sabres. I'm just relieved that it is over with, all those rumors were starting to effect my game, he said quietly, overcome by emotion.

4-9-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Ryan O'Reilly, Kyle Okposo, Nathan Beaulieu and BUF's round 2 pick in 2018 to Los Angeles Kings for Dustin Brown, Adrian Kempe, Gabriel Vilardi, Dion Phaneuf and LA's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of USA, Dustin Brown was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 964 NHL games during his career, notching 232 goals and adding 274 assists along with 596 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.

A native of Sweden, Adrian Kempe was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round of the 2014 entry draft. He has appeared in 25 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 4 assists along with 6 penalty minutes. The 20 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.

A native of Canada, Dion Phaneuf was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 902 NHL games during his career, notching 130 goals and adding 332 assists along with 1243 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.

A native of Canada, Ryan O'Reilly was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 570 NHL games during his career, notching 131 goals and adding 230 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center is expecting a good season for the team.

A native of USA, Kyle Okposo was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2006 entry draft. He has appeared in 594 NHL games during his career, notching 158 goals and adding 256 assists along with 334 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing is getting ready for the upcoming season.

A native of Canada, Nathan Beaulieu was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1st round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 53 assists along with 152 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


4-9-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Marco Scandella and Marcus Davidsson to Tampa Bay Lightning for Alex Killorn, Callan Foote and Erik Cernak

4-9-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Jason Pominville and BUF's round 3 pick in 2018 to Calgary Flames for Dillon Dubé

4-9-2017 Buffalo Sabres name captain.
Buffalo Sabres have named Ryan O'Reilly as the captain of the team.

2-9-2017 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-9-2017 Benoit Pouliot frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Benoit Pouliot feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Benoit Pouliot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 551 NHL games during his career, notching 117 goals and adding 127 assists along with 349 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


31-8-2017 Adam Wilcox frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Adam Wilcox feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Adam Wilcox was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 6th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender is looking forward for the start of the season.


29-8-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded BUF's round 1 pick in 2018 to Detroit Red Wings for Scott Wilson and DET's round 1 pick in 2018

A native of Canada, Scott Wilson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 7th round of the 2011 entry draft. He has appeared in 103 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 19 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded DET's round 1 pick in 2018 to Detroit Red Wings for BUF's round 1 pick in 2018

29-8-2017 Buffalo Sabres trade
Buffalo Sabres traded Evander Kane to San Jose Sharks for Daniel O'regan

29-8-2017 Zemgus Girgensons frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Zemgus Girgensons feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Latvia, Zemgus Girgensons was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 49 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


29-8-2017 Benoit Pouliot frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Benoit Pouliot feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Benoit Pouliot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 551 NHL games during his career, notching 117 goals and adding 127 assists along with 349 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


29-8-2017 Matt Moulson frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Matt Moulson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Matt Moulson was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 9th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 636 NHL games during his career, notching 176 goals and adding 193 assists along with 120 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2017 Training camp preview
Buffalo Sabres will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Buffalo Sabres and Rochester Americans:
- Rasmus Ristolainen D
- Ryan O'Reilly C
- Kyle Okposo R
- Jack Eichel C
- Jason Pominville R
- Robin Lehner G
- Evander Kane L
- Zemgus Girgensons L
- Chad Johnson G
- Zach Bogosian D
- Sam Reinhart R
- Marco Scandella D
- Benoit Pouliot L
- Linus Ullmark G
- Jacob Josefson C
- Johan Larsson C
- Jake McCabe D
- Nathan Beaulieu D
- Matt Moulson R
- Josh Gorges D
- Matt Tennyson D
- Justin Falk D
- Kevin Porter C
- Seth Griffith R
- Viktor Antipin D
- Justin Bailey R
- Taylor Fedun D
- Nicholas Baptiste R
- Hudson Fasching R
- Evan Rodrigues R
- Brendan Guhle D
- Adam Wilcox G
- Sean Malone C
- Casey Nelson D
- Alexander Nylander R
- Jason Kasdorf G
- Vaclav Karabacek R
- Brycen Martin D
- Jonas Johansson G
- C.J. Smith L
- Kyle Criscuolo C
- Eric Cornel C
- Devante Stephens D
- Jordan Nolan R
- Zach Redmond D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Rasmus Ristolainen D
- Sam Reinhart R
- Jacob Josefson C
- Jake McCabe D
- Matt Tennyson D
- Justin Falk D
- Nicholas Baptiste R
- Evan Rodrigues R
- Adam Wilcox G
- Kyle Criscuolo C
- Eric Cornel C
- Devante Stephens D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Zemgus Girgensons L
- Chad Johnson G
- Justin Bailey R
- Sean Malone C
- C.J. Smith L


27-6-2017 Zach Bogosian frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Zach Bogosian was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1st round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 534 NHL games during his career, notching 49 goals and adding 120 assists along with 477 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


27-6-2017 Matt Tennyson frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Matt Tennyson feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Matt Tennyson, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 105 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 17 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is getting ready for the upcoming season.


26-6-2017 Evander Kane frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Evander Kane feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Evander Kane was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1st round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 496 NHL games during his career, notching 157 goals and adding 143 assists along with 589 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing is expecting a good season for the team.


26-6-2017 Zemgus Girgensons frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Zemgus Girgensons feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Latvia, Zemgus Girgensons was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 49 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2017 Kevin Porter frustrated
Buffalo Sabres center Kevin Porter feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Kevin Porter was originally drafted to the NHL by the Arizona Coyotes in the 4th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 249 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 29 assists along with 60 penalty minutes. The 31 year old center is waiting for a good start this season.


25-6-2017 Alexander Nylander returns
Buffalo Sabres were delighted to hear that Alexander Nylander has returned to the team.

25-6-2017 Zach Redmond frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Redmond feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Zach Redmond was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 7th round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 130 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 29 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


24-6-2017 Marco Scandella frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Marco Scandella was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 2nd round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 373 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 62 assists along with 148 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman is expecting a good season for the team.


24-6-2017 Jordan Nolan frustrated
Buffalo Sabres right wing Jordan Nolan feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jordan Nolan was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 7th round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 292 NHL games during his career, notching 20 goals and adding 22 assists along with 264 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


24-6-2017 Zach Redmond frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Redmond feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Zach Redmond was originally drafted to the NHL by the Winnipeg Jets in the 7th round of the 2008 entry draft. He has appeared in 130 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 29 assists along with 48 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


23-6-2017 Zemgus Girgensons frustrated
Buffalo Sabres left wing Zemgus Girgensons feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Latvia, Zemgus Girgensons was originally drafted to the NHL by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1st round of the 2012 entry draft. He has appeared in 277 NHL games during his career, notching 37 goals and adding 49 assists along with 77 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2017 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


22-6-2017 Taylor Fedun frustrated
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Taylor Fedun feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Taylor Fedun, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 12 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 29 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


23-6-2017 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:


23-6-2017 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:


21-6-2017 Ryan O'Reilly uncertain about future
Ryan O'Reilly wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Kyle Okposo uncertain about future
Kyle Okposo wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jason Pominville uncertain about future
Jason Pominville wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Robin Lehner uncertain about future
Robin Lehner wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Robin Lehner frustrated
Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Robin Lehner was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 2nd round of the 2009 entry draft. He has appeared in 166 NHL games during his career, booking 5 career shutouts and allowing 430 goals. The 25 year old goaltender is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


21-6-2017 Evander Kane uncertain about future
Evander Kane wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Zemgus Girgensons uncertain about future
Zemgus Girgensons wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Chad Johnson uncertain about future
Chad Johnson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Zach Bogosian uncertain about future
Zach Bogosian wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Marco Scandella uncertain about future
Marco Scandella wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Benoit Pouliot uncertain about future
Benoit Pouliot wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Linus Ullmark uncertain about future
Linus Ullmark wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jacob Josefson uncertain about future
Jacob Josefson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Johan Larsson uncertain about future
Johan Larsson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jake McCabe uncertain about future
Jake McCabe wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Nathan Beaulieu uncertain about future
Nathan Beaulieu wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Matt Moulson uncertain about future
Matt Moulson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Josh Gorges uncertain about future
Josh Gorges wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Matt Tennyson uncertain about future
Matt Tennyson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Justin Falk uncertain about future
Justin Falk wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Kevin Porter uncertain about future
Kevin Porter wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Seth Griffith uncertain about future
Seth Griffith wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Viktor Antipin uncertain about future
Viktor Antipin wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Taylor Fedun uncertain about future
Taylor Fedun wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Evan Rodrigues uncertain about future
Evan Rodrigues wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Adam Wilcox uncertain about future
Adam Wilcox wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Casey Nelson uncertain about future
Casey Nelson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jason Kasdorf uncertain about future
Jason Kasdorf wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 C.J. Smith uncertain about future
C.J. Smith wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Kyle Criscuolo uncertain about future
Kyle Criscuolo wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Jordan Nolan uncertain about future
Jordan Nolan wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2017 Zach Redmond uncertain about future
Zach Redmond wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-6-2001 Lindy Ruff praises Giovanni Vallati
Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff has praised young defenseman Giovanni Vallati in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



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