SABRES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sabres re-sign Zemgus Girgensons to two-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres locked up their last restricted free agent today, signing forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year, $3.2 million contract. Girgensons, 23, compiled seven goals and 16 points in a career-high 75 games last season, his fourth NHL campaign. The Latvian has 37 goals and 86 points in 277 career contests. Following a breakout season in which he scored 15 times in...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
7 hours ago

Sabres re-sign Girgensons for two more years

The team’s final RFA is in the fold. The Buffalo Sabres announced today that the team has re-signed RFA Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract worth an average of $1.6 million per year. With the Girgensons signing, the Sabres have signed all of their remaining restricted free agents, and the roster should be set heading in to training camp next month. After breaking out in...
Via Die By The Blade
7 hours ago

Sabres interested in talented NCAA free agent center

Blaine Byron is available to speak to teams as well Aside from defenseman Will Butcher, the Buffalo Sabres will be having a conversation with center Blaine Byron as well. Byron became a free agent yesterday as well after not signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who drafted him 179th overall in the 6th round of the 2013 NHL Draft. The forward scored 41 points as a senior for the...
Via Die By The Blade
13 hours ago

Sabres Roster Appears Ready For Camp

When the calendar turned to August, all eyes slowly started turning towards the world of hockey. As days pass, heading towards September, players will quickly start returning to Buffalo in anticipation for training camp ahead of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season. In an offseason filled with changes from the top-down, optimism is at a fever pitch for Buffalo Sabres fans. There...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

ESPN: Sabres farm system ranked 11th, two prospects are top 10 in individual ranks

The annual ESPN summer prospect rankings look fondly upon Buffalo. Each year, ESPN’s Corey Pronman releases both organizational and individual prospect rankings, and despite using some of their prospect capital up in recent years, the Buffalo Sabres still appear to be in a good spot. In his organizational rankings (ESPN Insider required) Pronman ranks the Sabres 11th overall....
Via Die By The Blade
1 day ago

Sabres’ Defense in Unfamiliar Territory

For the first time in several seasons, the Sabres defense will not be the glaring weakness of the team. The lack of depth caused some major problems with the team over the past few seasons, forcing players on defense to play larger roles than necessary. In addition, there was a lack of organizational depth. There were questions that players in AHL-affiliate Rochester were developing...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Buffalo Doesn’t Love Lehner, Yet

Judging by the comments on social media and around the water cooler, you get the feeling that Robin Lehner could win the Vezina Trophy and still be hated in Buffalo. Murray’s Man Fans can’t seem to look past the fact that former Sabres general manager, Tim Murray, traded away a first round pick to get him. It’s a sunk cost that cannot be recovered, so fans should get over...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 days ago

Sabres to appear on national TV seven times in 2017-18

The Buffalo Sabres will make seven appearances on national television in 2017-18, the NHL announced today. The schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 24 vs. Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Columbus, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, Nov. 7 vs. Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) Tuesday, Dec. 19 vs Boston, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) Sunday, Jan. 1 vs. New York Rangers, 1 p.m. (2018 Winter Classic on NBC)...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
17 days ago

Sabres sign goalie Robin Lehner to one-year contract

BUFFALO – The Sabres have avoided arbitration with Robin Lehner, signing the starting goalie to a one-year, $4 million contract, the team announced this morning. Lehner, a restricted free agent, had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday. Not surprisingly, with a new regime and Lehner light on experience as a No. 1 goalie, the Sabres went with a short-term deal. In his first...
Via Buffalo Hockey Beat
23 days ago

Plenty of Players to Keep an Eye on at Sabres Development Camp

There will be a strong pro presence at this year’s Sabres Development Camp thanks to a host of older prospects who will Buffalo’s recent draft classes at the team’s annual summer camp. Justin Bailey, Nick Baptiste, Hudson Fasching, Brendan Guhle, Sean Malone, Alex Nylander and CJ Smith all saw time with the big club last season and are part of a larger group of 13 players who...
Via Two in the Box
July 07, 2017

NHL players signing contracts on lawn mowers and talking lawn care is now a thing

Joe Thornton made headlines earlier this month when he signed a new one-year, $8 million contract to remain with the San Jose Sharks. Though it was noteworthy that the 38-year-old decided to stay in San Jose for a 13th season, the real story was that he signed his contract while out on his tractor mowing his yard. You don’t see too many athletes signing contracts while they...
Via The Comeback
July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs

Via Associated Press
June 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Evander Kane: “My name seems to create a buzz with some reporters and radio stations”

Evander Kane has been a familiar name in hockey media over the years and that might be putting things lightly. Kane has been at the heart of countless stories, from persistent trade rumors all the way to the infamous brick of cash story and the charges over a bar incident. Has Kane noticed all of the rumors and stories which have littered every hockey website and radio show over...
Via The Comeback
June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Beaulieu welcomed Montreal trading him to Buffalo Sabres

Via Associated Press
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

AP source: Buffalo Sabres hire Phil Housley as coach

Via Associated Press
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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