Player News - Sabres

Date: Team: Pos:

The Buffalo Sabres outshot the Colorado Avalanche 38-22 during Saturday's loss.

The Sabres are 0-4-1 in their last five games but the 38 shots on goal were actually a season-high for Buffalo. It is just the seventh time in 75 games this season that they have managed to outshoot their opponent. Andrej Meszaros had four shots in the game and scored two goals.
Mar 29 - 12:25 PM

Andrej Meszaros potted two goals in the Sabres’ 5-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Don’t expect this too often. In fact, the defenseman has only five goals on the year, with his last one coming Feb. 28. He has 11 points. Rasmus Ristolainen had a goal and an assist, to give him points in back-to-back games.
Mar 28 - 11:50 PM

Anders Lindback was pulled after the first period after giving up two goals in the Sabres’ 5-3 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Lindback faced 12 shots before hitting the showers. He has a 3.25 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. Matt Hackett was worse in relief, giving up three goals on 10 shots. He has an ugly 4.32 GAA and .884 SV%.
Mar 28 - 11:50 PM

Brian Gionta will replace Tyler Ennis on the Buffalo Sabres' top line Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche.

Ennis is out with a shoulder injury. Gionta will replace Ennis at right wing on the Sabres' first line alongside left wing Matt Moulson and center Johan Larsson. "His enthusiastic approach to the game the way he plays and competes should make all the young kids who get opportunities play even harder because of that," Buffalo coach Ted Nolan said of Gionta, 36, who has 10 goals and 16 assists. "I've been very impressed with Brian's overall approach." Gionta has three goals and one assist in a two-game streak.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 5:50 PM

Look for Nikita Zadorov to sit in the press box once again Saturday.

He will not dress for Saturday night's contest against Colorado as coach Ted Nolan is not happy with his worth ethic. Buffalo coach Ted Nolan had the following to say about Zadorov: "When you're going for certain things and your expectations have to be a certain level and if you don't do it, you're not going to get better, I don't care who you are. You look at Tyler Ennis and why he gets better, because he works at it. Nikita has to work on his game, he can’t just hope and rely on talent." Yikes. Looks as if Zadorov still has a lot of growing up to do before he will be fantasy worthy.
Source: WGR550.com
Mar 28 - 10:35 AM

Although Tyler Ennis (upper-body injury) will not play Saturday night against the Avalanche, there is a chance he could dress for Monday's contest against the Coyotes.

The Sabres got relatively good news in that Ennis wasn't seriously injured in Thursday's contest. Consider Ennis day-to-day.
Source: WGR550.com
Mar 28 - 10:31 AM

Updating an earlier item, Anders Lindback will get the start against the Avalanche in Colordao Saturday night.

He is coming off a 4-3 loss to his former team, Dallas on Monday night but has played decently for a poor Buffalo squad since his arrival in upstate New York. That said, we would not start Lindback agasinst the Avs.
Mar 28 - 10:08 AM

Anders Lindback will get the start against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Believe it or not, Lindback has been pretty good for Buffalo over nine games thus far. He may be 1-5-2 in that time, but he's allowed just 23 goals against on 309 combined shots. Unfortunately, his overall numbers speak for themselves. Lindback owns a 3-13-2 record with a .903 save percentage and a 3.19 GAA through 13 starts and 19 games with the Stars and Sabres this season.
Mar 27 - 10:29 PM

Tyler Ennis (upper body) is doubtful for Saturday's game.

Ennis was hurt during Thursday's contest and didn't skate on Friday. He has 19 goals and 42 points in 72 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 27 - 4:04 PM

Tyler Ennis recorded a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona.

Unfortunately, he was forced to leave the game with an upper-body injury and he didn't play at all in the third period. Ennis will be re-evaluated on Friday to determine his status.
Mar 27 - 9:06 AM

Mike Weber was heartbroken after Thursday's overtime loss to Arizona because of the hometown crowd was cheering against them.

"It's tough to get momentum when your fans are rooting against you," Weber said. "That's the unfortunate part. I've never seen that before. I've always spoken extremely high of our fans. I don't even know if disappointed is the word. They scored that first one, our fans are cheering. Delayed penalty, they cheer. They cheer when they score to win the game. I don't know. I don't even know what to say." Buffalo is last in the league and Arizona is 29th. The team that finishes 30th has a 100 percent chance to draft either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, so tanking has become a popular topic of conversation in both cities.
Mar 27 - 9:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta (knee) was activated from injured reserve on Thursday.

It was thought that he would be able to return after being sidelined since Feb. 10. Kaleta had one hit and a minus-1 rating in just 6:41 of ice time.
Mar 27 - 2:13 AM

Zach Bogosian (lower body) returned to action on Thursday.

He logged a team-high 29:10 of ice time and he registered six shots on goal. Bogosian also finished with a minus-2 rating in Buffalo's 4-3 overtime loss to Arizona after missing six games.
Mar 27 - 2:13 AM

Matt Hackett played valiantly on Thursday night, making 38 saves on 42 shots, but it was not enough as the Sabres fell in overtime.

Hackett falls to 0-3-1 on the season with a .897 save percentage and 4.25 goals against average. He's played better than his stats would suggest.
Mar 27 - 12:55 AM

Brian Gionta's goal and assist were not enough to help the Sabres get past fellow basement-dweller Arizona on Thursday night.

The Sabres lost 4-3 in overtime to their main rival for the draft lottery crown. Gionta has been playing well lately with seven points in his past six games.
Mar 27 - 12:52 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Friday
  •  
    Norris: Titans need Mariota

    Norris: Titans need Mariota
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options

    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options
  •  
    Beer

    Beer's NBA 6-Pack: Wednesday
  •  
    Draft: Winston moves to No. 1?

    Draft: Winston moves to No. 1?
  •  
    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options

    Stroup: NBA Waiver Options
  •  
    Norris: Perfect fit for Jags?

    Norris: Perfect fit for Jags?
  •  
    Short: Dellin Betances

    Short: Dellin Betances' value