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The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year, entry level deal.
The 6-foot-5 defenseman was one of two first-round picks for Buffalo in the 2013 draft, selected 16th overall.
In three preseason games, Zadorov has a goal and four penalty minutes. Last year in 63 games for the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights, he had 25 points and 54 penalty...
Buffalo Sabres rookie forward Corey Tropp is out indefinitely after breaking his jaw during a fight that sparked a melee in a preseason game at Toronto last weekend.
Coach Ron Rolston said Wednesday that Tropp is expected to miss at least five weeks after having surgery to repair the jaw. Tropp also sustained a concussion.
Tropp's head was bloodied following a fight with Toronto...
Sabres owner Terry Pegula is choosing optimism over making predictions regarding his young, retooled team.
''I can't predict how the season's going to go,'' Pegula told The Associated Press on Thursday. ''But I know that the guys in the locker room are pretty upbeat.''
That might not be exactly what Sabres fans want to hear from an owner...
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that the team has signed defenseman Nikita Zadorov to a three-year entry-level contract.
The Sabres selected the 6-foot-5 220-pound Russian defenseman with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Zadorov 18 has played in three exhibition games so far this season and recorded his first career goal in the game against Toronto on Sunday...
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula reiterated on Thursady night that he wants his veteran starting goaltender Ryan Miller to stay with his Sabres after this season. The outspoken owner also said that he likes what he is seeing from his young team, his head coach and GM.
Pegula spoke with John Wawrow of the Associated Press on Thursday. When he was asked abiut the future of Ryan...
The Buffalo Sabres are getting offense from their kids in the exhibition season, which will bode well for the regular season which begins in Detroit on Wednesday night.
The Sabre kids lead the NHL in rookie goal production during the exhibition season to the tune of 11 goals from an NHL-leading 7 different rookies.
Not too shabby, eh?
These kids are better than alright...
It was nice to see Jhonas Enroth get a shutout last night. Enroth stopped all 26 shots he faced, 13 of them shorthanded.
A few notes the Sabres sent out after the game:
- The Sabres killed off all seven Columbus power plays, improving to a perfect 16-for-16 on the penalty kill at home and 25-for-27 (.926) overall in the preseason.
- The Sabres havenât lost a preseason...
Nikita Zadorov is now one skate stride closer to achieving his dreams of playing in the NHL.
The Buffalo Sabres have signed the London Knights star to his three year entry level pro contract.
Mikhail Grigorenko had a goal and an assist and Jhonas Enroth made 26 saves to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-0 win Wednesday over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Ville Leino opened the scoring with a goal at 4:58 of the second period when he beat Columbus goaltender Mike McKenna.
Buffalo made it 2-0 at 9:10 of the third when Grigorenko beat Columbus goalie Jeremy Smith over the right...
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It took a few big saves from goaltender Jhonas Enroth, who made 26 saves total, but the Buffalo Sabres’ preseason success continued on Wednesday night as they topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 at First Niagara Center.
The improved the Sabres to 4-1-1 on the preseason with just one game left to play.
Ville Leino opened the scoring for the Sabres...
Phil Kessel has a record now, and while noted pugilist John Scott is fine with that, he doesn’t necessarily hold anything against the Maple Leafs forward, either.
Kessel was suspended three games Tuesday for his role in an on-ice altercation Sunday night between the Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. Kessel and Scott did some pushing and shoving before Scott dropped his gloves and went...
New Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff described the Buffalo Sabres as a ''hornet's nest'' when he took over there 16 years ago.
The general manager had been fired, and Ruff's predecessor had rejected a one-year contract offer after feuding with his star goaltender.
But, at the least, Ruff's Sabres were coming off a playoff appearance way back when in 1997...
Unwritten rules in sports are becoming a problem.
Don’t watch your home run. Don’t go after the star player. Don’t do this, don’t do that.
This past weekend, there was a line between the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs. It all started after Corey Tropp was handily beaten and bloodied by the Leafs’ Jamie Devane midway through the third period of a 5-3 Leaf victory...
Name: Danny Paille (No. 20)
Position: Left Wing/Right Wing
Height and weight: 6-feet, 200 pounds.
How he got here: Paille was traded to Boston from the Buffalo Sabres in Oct. 2009 in exchange for a 2010 third round draft choice along with a 2010 fourth round conditional pick.
- Pailleâs 10 goals in 2013 tied for the most heâs recorded...
Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston is tempering his initial expectations after all the changes the team made over the past year.
Rolston is opening his first full season after taking over in February when Lindy Ruff was fired. And he's overseeing a roster that's been transformed following the team's youth movement over the past two seasons.
And more changes could be in...