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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 getting injured during a fight with Toronto’s Jamie Devane during a Sept. 22 preseason contest at Air Canada Centre.
The fight ignited a line brawl. The Sabres felt Devane didn’t need to throw that one final punch as he and Tropp fell to the ice with the latter on the bottom. The brawl started when tough guy John Scott went after Leafs star Phil Kessel. That led to Kessel’s teammate Dave Clarkson leaving the bench to come to his aid and receiving a 10-game suspension. Kessel received a three-game preseason ban for swinging his stick at Scott and the incident culminated with a goalie fight between Ryan Mil...
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
It's time to face the big bad Bruins tonight on national television. The Sabres have had the past few days off to prepare for Boston, but will it make a difference?
Ryan Miller is expected to start for Buffalo.
Preview: While the World Series begins tonight in Boston, the Bruins will pay a visit to Buffalo at the First Niagara Center. Itâs rivalry night and the two...
For the first time this season the Boston Bruins are going to face their "rivals" the Buffalo Sabres. Last season the Sabres went out of their way to sign tougher players because they have to play the Bruins so often. Unfortunately for Buffalo, their team has fallen off the map, so adding those guys doesn't matter anymore.The Sabres have been awful so far this season...
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...
After the Dallas Stars suffered their fourth loss in five games, head coach Lindy Ruff suggested to the media that there could be some lineup changes coming. He was particularly unhappy with some of what he's seen on the blueline.
Today at practice, per Stars beat writer Mike Heika and official website writer Andrew Stepneski, Ruff did indeed shake up his defensive pairings...
God, **** Buffalo. Seriously, that city is nothing but a pit of misery and despair and I should know - I root for their football team. Seriously, I've never seen a city so ******* miserable in all their life when it comes to sports. I've written about this multiple times so I'm not going to harp on the ********** that we expect from them week in and week out.
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
Talk to players who regularly face Steve Ott and Brad Marchand and one thing you'll hear is their skill sets are as impressive as their mouths are loud.
"The most important thing is they can play," Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher told NHL.com. "If they weren't able to play the game, no one would pay attention...
Darren Dreger of TSN was on NHL Live today and discussed Alfresson playing against his former team, then the coaching position in Winnipeg was talked about.
Lundqvist was the next topic followed by some Buffalo Sabres talk.