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Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 185
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Phil Varone has signed a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
Varone had three goals and five points in 28 games with the Sabres in 2014-15. He had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 27, but that's obviously not needed now. Jul 13 - 4:50 PM

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Buffalo Sabres RFA forward Phil Varone filed for salary arbitration on Friday.

Since being drafted 147th overall in 2009, Varone has seen just 37 games worth of NHL action. Also, his Entry Level Contract just ran out where he was hitting the cap at $586.6K while up with the Sabres, and making $62.5K while playing with AHL Rochester where he scored 15 goals and 44 points in 55 games. It's fair to expect a modest raise for the 24-year-old.
Source: NHLPA
Jul 5 - 6:11 PM

Phil Varone had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Friday.

Varone got some playing time with Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis. He's worth keeping an eye on as long as that's the case, although it's hard to recommend any forward on the offensively anemic Sabres. Varone has three goals and four points in 11 contests this season.
Mar 7 - 10:11 AM

Phil Varone got to center Buffalo's top line on Tuesday night.

With Zemgus Girgensons injured, Varone played between Tyler Ennis and Matt Moulson. He's expected to be with the team for the remainder of the season after the Sabres opened up roster spots at the trade deadline. He has two goals in 10 games this season with Buffalo.
Mar 5 - 10:54 AM

Phil Varone has been called up by Buffalo.

He has two goals in seven outings with the Sabres this season. Varone has 14 goals and 43 points in 52 games with Rochester. Buffalo needed some reinforcements after losing Tyler Ennis and Zemgus Girgensons to injuries on Tuesday.
Feb 26 - 10:57 AM

Phil Varone has returned to AHL Rochester.

Buffalo won't play again until Jan. 27, so it doesn't make much sense for the Sabres to keep Varone on their active roster. He has two goals in seven games with Buffalo this season.
Jan 19 - 12:11 PM

Phil Varone has been called up by the Buffalo Sabres.

Varone only spent a couple days in the minors before getting another shot with Buffalo. He has two goals in three games with the Sabres this season. He also has eight goals and 29 points in 36 AHL contests.
Jan 12 - 3:17 PM

Phil Varone was assigned to Rochester of the AHL after Friday's game.

Varone scored two goals in three games with the Sabres and will certainly be back this season.
Jan 10 - 9:37 AM

24-year-old Phil Varone scored twice in his second game of the season on Thursday night in a 5-2 loss to Carolina.

Varone powered the Sabres offense himself in a lackluster game for Buffalo against a fellow Eastern Conference bottom-feeder. The rookie had 29 points in 35 games before his call-up. He scored his first NHL goal last season, but Thursday night notched his second and third goals of his 11 game career.
Jan 8 - 10:43 PM

Phil Varone will make his season debut with Buffalo against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

He will play between Cody Hodgson and Brian Flynn. "His dad was a great skills coach that I had growing up," Hodgson said of Varone. "He worked on power skating and some hands stuff, and that's exactly what Phil is textbook at. He's a real sweet passer, and I'm excited to play with him." Varone has 21 assists in 35 games with Rochester this campaign.
Jan 6 - 9:14 AM

The Buffalo Sabres recalled Phil Varone from the AHL.

Varone hasn't played a game this season, but he did have one goal and one assist in nine games with the Sabres last season.
Jan 4 - 6:39 PM

Buffalo sends Phil Varone to the minors.

Varone has a goal and two points in nine contests in 2013-14. He also has 33 points and 38 penalty minutes in 38 AHL games this season.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Phil Varone scored his first NHL goal in Tuesday's game with Washington.

Playing in just his fourth game and already with an NHL assist to his name, the 23 year-old fifth round pick beat Braden Holtby to tie it late in the second period.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 09:10:00 PM

Interim coach Ted Nolan liked what he saw from Phil Varone during Thursday's game against Carolina.

"The one thing I really liked about Phil is his hockey IQ," Nolan said. "Certain things you can teach but you can't teach what you have is a given talent. He can read the ice, he has a good vision for it." Varone picked up an assist and two shots during his 10:36 of ice time in the match and he'll play his second game versus Columbus on Saturday.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Phil Varone will make his NHL debut Thursday.

He will play between Marcus Foligno and Brian Flynn. Varone leads Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester in scoring with 33 points, including 25 assists, in 38 games.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Cal O'Reilly
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6Jerry D'Amigo
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Jamie McGinn
4Jason Akeson
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Mike Weber
4Josh Gorges
5Andrej Meszaros
6Carlo Colaiacovo
7Matt Donovan
8Mark Pysyk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson