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Former NHL player and network hockey analyst Matthew Barnaby has settled his lawsuit against his ex-fiancee and recovered the $50,000 engagement ring he had given her.
Attorneys in the case told The Buffalo News the out-of-court settlement also saw former Miss Buffalo Amber Lindke, 25, who broke off her relationship with Barnaby in September, return the title to a Cadillac Escalade to the former hockey player.
In exchange, Barnaby paid Lindke $1,000 on top of $5,000 he gave her when they broke up.
Lindke had said she was owed money for work she did on Barnaby's website, the paper reported.
The lawsuit said Barnaby, 39, gave Lindke the title to the Escalade in January 2012, the same month Lindke moved in with Barnaby. That came in the wake of Barnaby's conviction for driving while intoxicated the previous month in a suburban Buffalo court, the paper reported.
The arrest cost Barnaby his job as an ESPN hockey analyst.
Lindke left the Escalade behind after moving out but held onto the title.
Under New York law, the person who received an engagement ring is required to give it back if the relationship sours before marriage.
Barnaby played for seven NHL teams in 15 seasons beginning with the Buffalo Sabres in 1992. He scored 113 goals and 300 points in 834 games.
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues for two draft picks.
Buffalo announced the move before its game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday. It comes with the NHL trading deadline approaching on Wednesday.
The Sabres received a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in this year's draft.
Leopold is a 10-year NHL...
The Sabres btres tonight's tilt with Washington in 12th place in the Eastern conference standings. Their prerseason projections called for the Sabres to be living in the top eight echelon. hasn't worked out that way. The NHL trade deadline is five days away. On Friday night, Sabres GM, Darcy Regier, told John Vogl of teh Buffalo News that the sights of the organization...
As per Bob McKenzie, the Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Blues. In return, Buffalo have acquired a 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th round pick in the 2013 draft.
BUF trades D Jordan Leopold to STL for draft picks. #tsnâ Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 30, 2013
This was Leopold's 3rd season in Buffalo, tallying 67 points in 174 games with...
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If the Buffalo Sabres are to make a serious push into playoff position, they likely can't afford losing to the few teams below them in the Eastern Conference standings.
The visiting Sabres try to bounce back from a frustrating defeat by handing the lowly Florida Panthers a fourth consecutive loss Thursday night.
Buffalo (13-16-4) was riding...
Reggie Sekera is in the starting lineup tonight, as is Big John Scott.
Thomas Vanek will sit this one out while he nurses his upper body muscle strain.
Mark Pysyk and Brian Flynn will be the healthy scratches for Buffalo.
The Blues announced today they acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from Buffalo for a 2nd and a conditional 5th in this year's draft. If the Blues (manage to) win a playoff series this year, the 5th turns into a 4th. Leopold is in the final year of a 3-year, $9 million contract - but with about a month to go in the season, it's a minimal cost (roughly $300K or so). Considered...
Jordan Leopold was a good soldier in Buffalo.
He added a ton of value and leadership in his tenure in Buffalo.
Its now time for the organizational depth to step to the forefront.
Pysyk, McNabb, and McCabe are on the rise.
"Draft picks" are what the Sabres will get in return for the UFA to be.
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Sort of a semi-vague rumor out of the East Coast this morning that the Hawks are talking to the Sabres about a possibly big deal involving (but not limited to) the following names: Dave Bolland, Viktor Stalberg, Steve Ott and Marcus Foligno.
After cross checking this rumor with a strong source...
Douglas Murray, who can be argued is a 5th/6th defenseman went for a pair of 2nd round picks.
Jordan Leopold, who can be argued, is a somewhat steady 4th/5th went for a 2nd and a 5th (could be a 4th)
Dean Lombardi just went to the drug store to stock up on Grecian Formula 16.
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With the loser point in Sunrise on Thursday night, the Sabres now have 31 points in 34 games.
They need 52-53 points in order to stab their double-edged sword in the eighth and final playoff spot.
Ryan Miller is doing the math for his teammates:
There's 28 points up for grabs in the next 14 games. Go get 'em.
At this point in this most...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) --
Mike Santorelli scored the winning goal in the shootoout to lift the Florida Panthers to a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.
Jonathan Huberdeau also scored in the shootout for the Panthers and Jason Pominville scored for Buffalo.
Shawn Matthias had two goals in regulation and Jonathan Huberdeau and Tomas Fleischmann also scored for the Panthers...