The Buffalo Sabres have put their youth movement on hold a week after Pat LaFontaine took over.
LaFontaine, the team's new president of hockey operations, announced a significant roster shuffle on Tuesday, when the Sabres demoted four rookies before their home game against St. Louis.
Veteran defenseman Mike Weber also was activated from injured reserve after missing 10 games...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013
The Sabres said they had too many young players and planned to change it. It wasn't idle chatter.
Buffalo has started its morning skate, and 19-year-old Mikhail Grigorenko is gone along with rookies Rasmus Ristolainen, Johan Larsson and Nikita Zadorov. Though no official word has come from the Sabres, sources say Ristolainen and Larsson have been sent to Rochester.
The Buffalo Sabres regime change is already making more moves showing a different direction for the rebuild the team is about to undergo. The team has returned rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The team may also yet return Mikhail Grigorenko to junior as well.
In sending Zadorov back now, before he has played 10 games in the NHL...
One of the things Pat LaFontaine and Ted Nolan have been discussing since taking over the Sabres is the roster. You can expect it to change -- very soon.
The days of teenagers getting the keys to the car are coming to an end. Nikita Zadorov is likely heading back to junior hockey, and Mikhail Grigorenko might be alongside him. Other youngsters, such as Johan Larsson and Rasmus Ristolainen...
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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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October 19, 2013
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013
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...