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Former NHLer Ville Leino Signs With Medvescak Zagreb

Former NHL forward Ville Leino has signed with Croatian KHL club Medvescak Zagreb for the rest of the season. Leino has had a tough couple of seasons despite a strong start to his NHL career. He was bought out of his contract by the Buffalo Sabres this past off-season and then was released a couple of weeks ago by the Boston Bruins following an unsuccessful training camp contract...
Via The Hockey House
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Johnny Boychuck Should Stay; Team Releases Leino

Following the Bruins signing of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, the Ville Leino experiement has come to an end. General Manager Peter Chiarelli announed that the team has released Leino from his tryout invitation.
Via CLNS Radio
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Release Veteran Forward Ville Leino From Tryout Deal

The Boston Bruins released veteran forward Ville Leino from his tryout contract on Monday, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced. The move comes on the same day the B’s signed restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to matching one-year, $1.4 million contracts, leaving little room for Leino with the club, and also a slim chance he finds a home on another NHL team...
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ville Leino’s Third-Period Goal Helps Bruins Defeat Red Wings (Video)

DETROIT — Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

My ode to Ville Leino

The Sabres are waiving Ville Leino today for the purpose of executing a compliance buyout. — John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) June 17, 2014 We’ve all made about 200 Ville Leino jokes since he’s been a member of the Sabres and I’m not going to make the 201st joke about him. There’s no debate..The dude stunk and he was an awful signing. It did go beyond the crazy salary he received...
Via Buffalo Wins
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres’ Ville Leino: “They are not going to boo and finally cheered”

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ville Leino is finally beginning to hear cheers from the Buffalo Sabres fans. Leino scored the ninth round shootout-winner and added an assist, leading the Sabres to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at home on Tuesday night. “Ya, they are not going to boo and finally cheered,” Leino said jokingly when asked about his reception from fans. “I was pretty...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres Leino questionable for Tuesday

Ville Leino from the Buffalo Sabres is sitting out with a lower body injury. It is not said what the injury is but Leino is day-to-day. He got the injured during a game on New Years Eve and left midway through the game against the Jets only playing two minutes. He has not played since but according to the Sabres Twitter Page Leino has been seen on the ice and remains questionable...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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