Posted October 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled rookie defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen two days after he was sent down to the minors. The rookie first-round draft pick was sent down to AHL Rochester on Saturday, before Buffalo's 4-2 loss to Colorado. The Sabres made the move to free up a roster spot to activate fellow rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov off injured reserve. Ristolainen, drafted eighth overall in June, has no points in eight games this season. At 1-8-1, the Sabres are off to their worst start in team history. They close out a three-game homestand against Boston on Wednesday. Rookie forward Corey Tropp practiced for the first time Monday since breaking his jaw in a fight during a preseason game against Toronto on Sept. 22.

Buffalo Sabres Report : 1st 10 Games

The Sabres continue to struggle mightily when it comes to putting the puck in the net.      We all knew this was a rebuilding year, but with the veterans still on this team I don’t think anyone expected it to be this bad. The first ten games of the Sabres season has been atrocious. The worst ten game start to a season in franchise history. There is not much positive to write...

Kevin Freiheit: Is this Buffalo's worst season in franchise history?

After 10 games and a 1-8-1 record, I'm starting to wonder just how bad the Sabres will be statistically by the end of the season. They are on pace for approximately eight wins, but I believe they'll get many more than that. The Sabres are in 29th place, but the last place Flyers have played two fewer games. Maybe Buffalo does have a solid chance at landing that #1 overall...

Sabres’ Tropp takes strides in returning from broken jaw

Corey Tropp is a long way away from playing in a game but the Buffalo Sabres’ forward moved a step closer toward returning to the lineup Monday when he practiced with the team for the first time since suffering a broken jaw last month. Tropp wore a non-contact red jersey during the hour-long workout at First Niagara Center and spoke to reporters afterward for the first time since...

Sabres' Kaleta to have suspension appeal heard on Monday in NYC

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will have his suspension appeal heard Monday afternoon. Kaleta will meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in person in New York City at 2:00pm et. The Sabres' agitator received a 10-game suspension on October 15th for an incident during an October 10th game against the New York Rangers when he hit Rangers forward Rick Nash with a check...

Sabres’ blue-liners resisting the urge to go it alone on the rush

The temptation is there but Christian Ehrhoff does his best to resist it while Tyler Myers isn’t even considering leading the breakout if there’s a more effective way to move the puck. When a team is struggling to score and it has blue-liners with some offensive ability the urge might be there for at least one of them to make like Bobby Orr or Phil Housley and lead a rush that...

The Islanders Could Use Ryan Miller

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller will be linked to all sorts of teams as trade speculation continues to swirl, but maybe the best landing spot for him would be Long Island, with the young New York Islanders, a team that has a lot of good prospects in the pipeline but is relying for the moment on 38-year-old Evgeni Nabokov as their...

Kevin Freiheit: 5 changes we will see in the next 10 years

Not much going on with the Sabres. They keep losing and don't look to be improving. What else do you want me to tell you? Corey Tropp, Cody McCormick and Ville Leino all practiced today. Ristolainen is back with the team...even though he never really left. Below is a list of some changes that I think we will see over the next decade. 5 things we will see in the NHL...

Bruins-Sabres Preview

With the Buffalo Sabres off to the worst start in franchise history, some are questioning the job security of coach Ron Rolston. Considering Wednesday night's matchup against the stingy Boston Bruins poses a significant challenge for the offensively-inept Sabres, there's a good chance the speculation will continue. Buffalo (1-8-1), still seeking its first home victory,...

Guest post: Time for tanking

It’s time to get excited about the Sabres again. Well, OK, not exactly, but I’m more excited for the future than I have been in years, even though the team is 1-8-1. To be more accurate, I’m more excited for the future than I have been in years because the team is 1-7-1. For most of the Lindy Ruff era, I would’ve been happy with a scrappy team that consistently got...

Not an ordinary freshman

Despite not playing a regular season game with Syracuse yet, Tyler Ennis has made an impression on his teammates and head coach. A team loaded with talent and the ability to make another Final Four run feels comfortable with a true freshman running the show.

Sabres add Zadorov to active roster

The Buffalo Sabres have added rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the active roster and sent fellow defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to AHL Rochester. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Zadorov, who was in the lineup Saturday night when the Sabres hosted Colorado, can play up to nine games with Buffalo before the team must decide whether to activate the first year of his entry-level contract...
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