Player News - Sabres

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Tyler Myers finished with a team-high five shots on goal in Buffalo’s 4-0 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

Of course, we want to see the production on the score sheet, but these are certainly positive steps for the 24-year-old. He now has nine shots over his past two games, and is just a minus-one for the season. Brian Gionta, Matt Moulson and Tyler Ennis all finished with a team-low minus-three rating.
Oct 18 - 9:56 PM

Jhonas Enroth made 32 saves as the Sabres fell to the Bruins on Saturday night 4-0.

It’s going to be a long season in Buffalo. Even on a night in which they played up to par with the Bruins, the Sabres could not finish and their young goaltender let them down. Enroth has a 3.34 goals-against average and .907 save percentage this season. He’s given up at least three goals in four of his five starts this season.
Oct 18 - 9:55 PM

Updating an earlier item, it will be Jhonas Enroth in goal against the Bruins Saturday and not Michal Neuvirth.

Coach Ted Nolan is going back to Enroth after his brilliant performance Friday night against Florida. Adjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Oct 18 - 1:56 PM

The Buffalo Sabres decided to make Sam Reinhart a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins.

"It’s one of those things. He’s a young player that’s still learning," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. "So we’ll let him watch a game and let’s see how he comes from that." Despite Nolan's fairly positive words, one cannot help but wonder how many NHL games Reinhart will appear in during the 2014-15 season.
Oct 18 - 1:49 PM

Despite the fact that Jhonas Enroth played very well in a 1-0 loss to the Panthers Friday night, we expect Michal Neuvirth to get the start Saturday night against the Bruins.

It is a back-to-back game situation and Neuvirth played well stopping 39 shots despite losing to the Ducks on Monday.
Oct 18 - 9:33 AM

Cody Hodgson continues to struggle despite two significant position moves that should ultimately benefit him.

Hodgson started the season as a left winger on the Sabres' second line and up front on the team's second power-play unit. This week he has been shifted back to his natural center position and been given the job of anchoring the Sabres' first power-play unit on the point. Notwithstanding these positive moves, Hodgson still has not recorded a point this season and had only one shot on goal in Friday's 1-0 loss to Florida. At least Hodgson is aware that he needs to shoot to score. "Obviously I need to shoot more. It’s just a mind-set, being able to shoot when nobody's ready. That type of thing. Because the goalies in this league are so good when they're ready for it they're going to stop it. If you can shoot, the quick-release guys, they score goals." Although it is easy to give up on Hodgson at this point, we suggest you be patient a little longer.
Oct 18 - 9:29 AM

Jhonas Enroth turned aside 34 of 35 shots he faced in Friday's game against Florida, but still took the loss.

The Sabres couldn't muster any offense on Friday and continue to give their goaltenders little goal-support. With the loss, Enroth falls to 1-3-0. The 26-year-old should see the bulk of the starts in goal for Buffalo, but he won't be worth starting in standard fantasy leagues, because his team isn't going to collect many wins this season.
Oct 17 - 9:56 PM

The Buffalo Sabres were shutout at home against the Florida Panthers on Friday night, losing 1-0.

The Sabres didn't muster any offense. Matt Moulson led the team with five shots on goal, but none beat Panthers' goaltender Roberto Luongo. The Sabres have now scored seven goals in five games so far this season. The long year continues for Buffalo. They may just be the favorite's to land Connor McDavid in the 2015 NHL draft.
Oct 17 - 9:49 PM

Cody Hodgson skated on the points on Buffalo's first power-play unit during Thursday's practice.

"We have one of the better shooters in the game in Cody Hodgson, so we've got to spring him and have him in position to shoot that puck," said coach Ted Nolan. Hodgson has registered just four shots in four games this season. He doesn't have a goal yet, but he has one assist.
Oct 17 - 10:41 AM

Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk have been assigned to AHL Rochester.

Both defensemen were sent down after being cleared to return from injury. McCabe and Pysyk practiced with the Sabres on Thursday.
Oct 17 - 10:38 AM

Nikita Zadorov is slated to be a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game Friday night.

The Sabres don't know what to do with Zadorov because they don't feel he would benefit from returning to junior and they don't think he's ready for the NHL. "I can't answer that question straight up, but we're trying to do our best with the situation," coach Ted Nolan said. "We're going to keep working at him, get his conditioning a little better. He's another promising young prospect that we have to make sure we do the best for him." He isn't eligible to go to the AHL, but could be loaned to a Russian team. Of course, Zadorov would just like to play somewhere.
Oct 17 - 10:33 AM

Josh Gorges ranks second in the league with 19 blocked shots going into Friday's action.

The Sabres have 71 blocks as a team and Gorges should pile them up as the season progresses. He is known as a player who gets in front of plenty of rubber and Buffalo allows a lot of shots per game.
Oct 17 - 10:28 AM

Buffalo has been allowing a boatload of shots early into the 2014-15 campaign.

The Sabres have been allowing 74.5 shot attempts per game, while attempting only 36 of their own. The club's Corsi rating is far and away the worst in the league at minus-153. Coach Ted Nolan wants his players to improve on faceoffs (league-low .385) and play with more jam along the boards. "It's pretty hard to play a game without the puck," Nolan said. "If we do all those things, we'll have the puck more."
Oct 17 - 10:23 AM

Brian Gionta had his best game as a Sabre in Tuesday's win over Carolina.

He registered five shots and picked up an assist for his first point in Buffalo. Gionta didn't have a shot on goal in two games going into Tuesday's match and he responded after coach Ted Nolan called out his players and called them a "peewee" club. "It's one thing to lose games; it's another thing when it's the effort," the Buffalo captain said. "We can change that. We control that, so that's a good thing."
Oct 16 - 10:50 AM

Mark Pysyk (upper body) participated in Tuesday's morning skate.

However, he didn't take part in contact drills and it's unclear when he'll be available to return to the lineup. Pysyk has been sidelined since training camp with an upper-body injury.
Oct 15 - 9:54 AM

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