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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, while blue-liner Tyler Myers has a chance to return.
Coach Lindy Ruff provided the update on his injured players after practice Monday.
Ehrhoff has missed two games since hurting his left knee against Washington last week. Ruff said Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery, and added he could return if the Sabres make the postseason.
Myers did not practice Monday, and has missed one game since taking a shot off his foot in a loss to Pittsburgh on Friday.
The Sabres (38-31-10) have three games left, starting with their home finale against Toronto on Tuesday. Buffalo entered the day ninth in the Eastern Conference, two points behind Washington. The Capitals hold the tiebreaker.
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is expected to miss the final week of the season, according to head coach Lindy Ruff.Ehrhoff has missed the last two games because of a left knee injury he suffered in a game against Washington last week. Ruff announced Monday that Ehrhoff's injury doesn't require surgery and he could return if the Sabres make the postseason.Buffalo...
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign two prospects, forward Dan Catenacci and goalie Connor Knapp, to entry-level contracts.
Catenacci was Buffalo's third-round pick in the 2011 draft. He agreed to a three-year deal after completing his final season with OHL Owen Sound, where he finished second on the team with 72 points in 67 games.
Knapp, listed at 6-foot-6 and 222 pounds...
The Sabres skated into the locker room after a period of play as boos echoed from the fans at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The Sabres had fallen into a 3-0 hole against the Maple Leafs, and seemed to have watched their chances at a playoff berth fade away.However, when the puck dropped for the second period a revitalized Sabres team seemed to have taken the ice. After a...
Defenseman Alexander Sulzer had two goals and an assist and Derek Roy tallied twice - with the latter coming 3:29 into overtime - to lift the host Buffalo Sabres to a 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.
The Sabres dug themselves an early hole but finished strong to pick up a crucial two points and draw even at 88 points with Washington for the eighth and final playoff...
After a rough weekend for the Sabres, when so many aspects of the team’s performance were worthy of scrutiny, the local sports talk radio station spent about 99% of its airtime yesterday talking about the backup goaltender.
Sportswriters pounced on another opportunity to trash Ryan Miller, and antagonist fans with an unconditional disdain for the franchise netminder ate it right...
Matt and I strike up a after midnight conversation about the Sabres on facebook and decided to share it. Enjoy.
Matt: Just when I think I'm out....they pullllll me back in. It's not exactly Rocky III, or anything, a 6-5 comeback win of the Leafs, who are a charity case basically, but it's...something. It's the thing they needed to keep them alive. Two games...
Derek Roy scored a power-play goal at 3:29 of overtime to cap a frantic comeback that kept the Buffalo Sabres' playoff hopes firmly alive with a 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Alexander Sulzer had two goals and assist, while Jordan Leopold forced overtime by scoring with 1:53 left in a game the Sabres trailed 3-0 in the first period. Buffalo snapped a...
With their playoff lives on the line, the Buffalo Sabres would not be silenced on Tuesday, battling back from a three-goal deficit in the first period and two separate two-goal deficits in the third to earn a thrilling 6-5 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Sabres earned a crucial two points to give them 88 on the season, tying them with the Washington Capitals...
There is a conflict of emotions for many in Leafs Nation as their club faces the Buffalo Sabres in the second of the home-and-home matchup at the First Niagara Center tonight. For those who bleed Blue-and-White, most of the emotional attachment to winning games went out the window weeks ago and with just three games left on the schedule, the only accomplishment to be made is to...
Good morning from First Niagara Center where the Sabres are in the midst of their optional skate.
Lindy Ruff told Howard Simon on his weekly radio show this moirning that Tyler Myers has not skated since injuring his foot while blocking a shot last Friday night vs. the Pens. Ruff said that Myers is definitely out of action tonight.
Myers is not on the ice right now...
I have to admit I was all prepared to write the eulogy for the 2011-2012 Buffalo Sabres. The last score I saw before writing this was 3-0 Leafs in the 2nd Period. I had the title all lined up and everything: ‘Buffalo Scat’. But then the Leafs (perhaps acquiesing to the Toronto fan base who want a higher draft pick), decided to cough up not only a 3-0 lead, but also leads...
Its a fitting rainy day off for the Sabres today. Thunder and hail have ushered in April.
The Sabres left two points on the table in Toronto that may come back to bite them in the arse later this week.
My head still hurts as I analyze the mess in Toronto. The coach and players can tell you what went wrong.
Miller and Scrivens lead their respective squads onto the ice fo rwarm-ups.
Nathan Gerbe and Mike Weber are on the ice taking the skate while Kevyn Adams, James Patrick, and Teppo Numminen look on.
Each are expected to play tonight.
I talked with Marcus Foligno after the optional skate on Tuesday morning before the Leafs game. He told me that he was heading to Chef's to carb up. Then, he was heading for home. 'I'm taking a nice nap. I'm playing hard hockey tonight", Foligno told me.
Fast forward to his first shift against the Leafs. Poor Carl Gunnarsson didn't get the memo that Foligno...
A loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend damaged the Buffalo Sabres' chances of making the postseason, but they received some help on their off day.
The Sabres will try to stay afloat in the playoff race Tuesday night when they host the Maple Leafs to conclude a home-and-home set.
Buffalo trails Washington by two points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the...