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Marcus Foligno better go to Wegmans and buy groceries today. He's going to be in Buffalo for a while. Thomas Vanek's shoulder injury is distressing enough, but then when you add in Matt Ellis and his serious lower extremity injury, and Pat Kaeta's jacked up neck, all signs are pointing to Marcus staying in Buffalo to fill in for fallen forwards.
Thomas Vanek and Matt Ellis have been ruled out...
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Buffalo Sabres fourth-line forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely after hurting his knee last weekend.
Without calling the injury season-ending, coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended period as Buffalo prepared to host Montreal on Monday night. Ellis was hurt in a 4-3 shootout win at Ottawa on Saturday.
The Sabres will also be minus defenseman Andrej Sekera for an uncertain...
Tyler Ennis scored in regulation and then added the winning goal in the shootout to give the Buffalo Sabres a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
Nathan Gerbe and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres (32-29-8), and Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots.
Erik Karlsson scored twice, and Erik Condra had a goal for the Senators (36-26-8), who got 38 saves from Ben Bishop...
Eleven days after he joined the Buffalo Sabres , Cody Hodgson finally got the chance to practice with the team Friday.
The 22-year-old center has played six games since being acquired from Vancouver at the trade deadline but his travel combined with the team's truncated schedule has meant that his only workouts have been light skates the morning of the game.
Thomas Vanek is not able to play tonight, so Marcus Foligno will run on the Sabres second line with Ennis and Stafford.
The other lines:
Erik Karlsson will play tonight, however, he is suffering from chronic soreness after getting jacked up by the Rangers' 6'8" John Scott on Thursday night.
Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Ellis is out indefinitely because of a knee injury.
Coach Lindy Ruff said Ellis will miss an extended amount of time after he hurt his knee in a win over Ottawa on Saturday.
Ellis, a fourth-liner, has three goals and five assists on the season.
The Sabres are also without defenseman Andrel Sekera because of pneumonia. He has missed three games already.
The good news from Sabres game day skate:
Thomas Vanek will play tonight in this most important game versus the Montreal Canadiens.
This Johnny Boychuk demolition caused a re-aggravation of Vanek's upper body injury.
Its believed that Vanek first injured his shoulder back in Montreal in February when he was hit by Erik Cole.
Pat Kaleta's neck injury...
Given how poorly Buffalo was playing two months ago, defenseman Tyler Myers is certain it would have let this one slip away.
It's a much different story in March, now that the surging Sabres have climbed back in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Buffalo allowed the tying goal with 5 seconds left in regulation, but Myers scored 2:01 into overtime to secure a 3-2 win over the Montreal...
Buffalo Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Northeast Division rival Ottawa Senators.
Vanek suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's loss to the Boston Bruins after he was flattened by defenseman Johnny Boychuk.
Vanek has 23 goals and 27 assists for Buffalo, which sits two points out of the final playoff spot...
Credit the Buffalo Sabres for erasing three, one goal deficits against the Senators.
Ryan Miller was sensational, and the newly formed Foligno-Ennis-Stafford line provided the primary and secondary scoring that the Sabres so desperately needed in this critical road game.
Nathan Gerbe got Buffalo's party started and it tied the game at ones
Tyler Ennis scores...
The Buffalo Sabres were hardly perfect, but they were perfectly happy to skate off with two points against the Ottawa Senators.
Tyler Ennis scored in regulation and then added the winning goal in the shootout to give the Sabres a 4-3 victory over the Senators on Saturday night.
Nathan Gerbe and Marcus Foligno also scored for the Sabres (32-29-8), and Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots...
Great Van Halen show at First Niagara Center last night.
If terry Pegula wants his building to be the loudest barn in the NHL, he should hire Van Halen to be his house band for every home game. Money's no object, right?
EVH and his boys tore the lid off the arena last night. More on that later.
The Sabres called up Marcus Foligno last night as an insurance policy. If...
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The Buffalo Sabres are on playoff life-support in the Eastern Conference race, and will have to get through a streaking Ottawa Senators team at Scotiabank Place in the sixth and final game of the season series to keep their hopes alive.
Not only will Buffalo have to pick up a pair of regulation points on the road against...
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It won't be easy, but the Sabres look to beat the Canadiens in regulation tonight. A Buffalo win will cut the four point gap between Washington and Buffalo to two points.
The Caps and Jets are idle tonight.
Sekera (pneumonia), Ellis (knee), McCormick (head)
Thomas Vanek looked...
from Chris Stevenson of the Ottawa Sun, Ville Leino has not had a good season with the Buffalo Sabres after signing a six-year, $27 million free-agent deal in the summer. He’s not doing himself any favours by saying he didn’t really try a lot earlier this year. “There’s so many games during the regular season that it’s sometimes tough to get excited. You’re obviously...
This is the fifth meeting between the teams this season. So far, the Sabres have gone 3-0-1 against the Canadiens. Buffalo have finished each game with exactly three goals, but have kept Montreal at two or less three times.
The Sabres are coming off of a shootout win in Ottawa after trailing three times during the game. Tyler Ennis finished off Ben Bishop in the Senators, giving...