SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rested Sabres look to ignite surge vs. Avalanche

The Buffalo Sabres are rested and ready for a playoff push, and their first stop is in Denver to play the lowly Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night. The Sabres (26-24-10) have not played since Sunday and enjoyed their turn at a break that every NHL team has had once in January or February. Buffalo resides in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, but it is just six points behind...
Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres recall Bailey, Rodrigues for game at Colorado

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have returned from their bye week off by recalling forwards Justin Bailey and Evan Rodrigues from the minors. The moves were announced Friday when the Sabres were scheduled to travel to Colorado a day before their game against the Avalanche. Buffalo has been off since a 5-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday. Bailey and Rodrigues have sent much of...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sabres add recalls; Derek Grant sent to Amerks

BUFFALO – With the Sabres set to practice tonight in Colorado following a bye week, the team has recalled forwards Justin Bailey and Evan Rodrigues from the AHL. The rookies spent four days back with the Rochester Americans, playing one game, Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime win at KeyBank Center. To make room, the Sabres sent center Derek Grant to the Amerks. Grant has zero goals and...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
19 hours ago

Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Sabres Lose Ground With One Day Left In Bye Week

The Buffalo Sabres have been lucky enough to dodge a few bullets during their bye week.  That all ended Thursday night.  Read on! The Buffalo Sabres are wrapping up their bye week, as they will be heading to Colorado to take on the Avalanche this Saturday. So far, the bye week has treated the Sabres […] Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Sabres Lose Ground With One Day Left In Bye...
Via Sabre Noise
19 hours ago

Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander struggling with Amerks

BUFFALO – When Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander left the Rochester Americans to represent Sweden at the World Junior Championship in December, the rookie’s stat line looked impressive: in his first 29 pro games, the AHL’s youngest player had five goals and 17 points. Right now, the slick winger has six goals and 21 points in 47 contests with the Amerks. The eighth overall...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

Groin injury dogging Sabres prospect Hudson Fasching with Amerks

BUFFALO – The crazy opportunity that suddenly materialized in front of winger Hudson Fasching shocked the Sabres prospect. “I was like, ‘Is this right?’” a smiling Fasching said after scoring early Wednesday inside KeyBank Center. “Like, I don’t feel like I’m supposed to have the puck here.” Late in the first period of the Rochester Americans’ 3-2 overtime win...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
1 day ago

5 Worst Moves in Sabres History

With the trade deadline and expansion draft almost upon us and the rumors and discussions about who should be moved and who should be protected heating up, we wanted to share another one of the many great trade-related articles from The Hockey Writers Archives. Written by former THW contributor Mike Straw and originally published on Oct. 24, 2015. Since their inception in 1970...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Sabres Watch As They All Fall Down

The best-case scenario for the Buffalo Sabres happened Wednesday evening, as all three teams ahead of them in the playoff chase went down in flames. Yesterday, we broke down exactly where the Buffalo Sabres stand in the chase for the second and final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. As it turns out, one […] Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Sabres Watch As They All Fall Down...
Via Sabre Noise
1 day ago

Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Leafs Move Up, Sabres Lose Ground

The Buffalo Sabres are on their bye week and need a little help in order to stay in the wild card race.  We break down the action from Tuesday, February 21. The Buffalo Sabres’ bye week could not have come at a worse time. The Sabres were following up a winning record in January by […] Buffalo Sabres Playoff Watch: Leafs Move Up, Sabres Lose Ground - Sabre Noise - Sabre Noise...
Via Sabre Noise
2 days ago

Sabres Deadline Preview: Not Quite Buyers but Not Quite Sellers

The roller coaster ride the Sabres have been on this season hit another high point as the team rolled into their bye week. Despite falling to Chicago 5-1 and failing to get much help from the out-of-town scoreboard, the Sabres crawled within two points of a playoff spot on the eve of their bye week. Sunday’s aftermath pushed the Sabres to a four point deficit, but their current...
Via Two in the Box
3 days ago

Potential Return Helps Justify Moving Kane

Raise your hand if you didn’t want the Sabres to move on from Evander Kane this past summer. How about at the end of November, shortly after he had returned from breaking his ribs on opening night? Put your hands down. Liars. I too thought it was time for Tim Murray to cut bait from his big-ticket acquisition after Kane found himself in hot water for the second time in roughly...
Via Two in the Box
3 days ago

Sabres Are Lacking an Identity

The 2016-17 NHL season was supposed to be a great one for the Buffalo Sabres. As fans, we all know what was supposed to happen. Kyle Okposo was supposed to be the first line winger the team desperately needed to round out their lineup. Fans expected Evander Kane to have a bounce back season after a lackluster 2015-16 campaign. Robin Lehner was supposed to prove himself as the starting...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Blues' winning streak ends at six games with 3-2 loss to Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Robin Lehner stopped 16 shots in the third period and 37 overall, and the Buffalo Sabres snapped the St. Louis Blues' six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday. Evander Kane and minor league call-up Nicholas Baptiste each had a goal and an assist in Buffalo's third straight win, matching a season best accomplished three times. Ryan O'Reilly also scored...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Reinhart, Kane score; Lehner perfect as Sabres beat Avs 2-0

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane scored, Robin Lehner made 23 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-0 on Thursday night. The Sabres moved within three points of Toronto for the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot. They have won consecutive games for the first time since a three-game winning streak from Jan. 20-24. Lehner got his fifth...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner ripped his teammates following loss to Canucks

Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.Speaking with Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Lehner called out his teammates for acting like Chicago, when they “haven’t done anything in this league.”“We haven’t done anything,” Lehner told...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The Sabres smack down Alex Burrows

I’m sure Alex Burrows has had better nights than the one he had on Sunday, as he learned that when you rough house with the Sabres, they will rough house back with you twice as hard. The Canucks tough guy battled hard in front of the net with Justin Falk and goalie Robin Lehner. Then after Lehner and Burrows instigated a little something with each other, he got mauled by Lehner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres say they’re not trying to trade Evander Kane

Tim Murray isn’t actively pursuing a trade of Evander Kane.The Buffalo Sabres GM made a radio appearance where he said he’s not looking to deal the enigmatic 25-year-old.“I wouldn’t rule it out, (but) I’m not pursuing a trade with him,” the Buffalo Sabres general manager told WGR 550’s Mike Schopp.Murray further elaborated he thinks Kane is a player the Sabres need...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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