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Jimmy Vesey has the Chicago Blackhawks on his short list of teams to talk to when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in August.

"Chicago will be a team we want to talk to on Aug. 15," Vesey's agent Peter Donatelli told Scott Powers of The Athletic. "Chicago will be on the list, but it shouldn't be read as they're ahead of anyone else. He really has no idea where he's going to be. It's going to be up to the teams to sell him. ... Yes, [we have criteria], but we're interested in what the teams say rather than telling the teams what they have to say." Vesey could end up with a top-six spot on the Blackhawks because there is an opening alongside Jonathan Toews.
Source: CSN Chicago
Jul 27 - 6:07 PM

Erik Burgdoerfer's recently inked two-way contract with Buffalo comes with a $575,000 cap hit at the NHL level.

Burgdoerfer's annual salary in the minors would be $80,000. He had six goals, 20 points, and 59 penalty minutes in 74 AHL games in 2015-16.
Jul 22 - 11:48 PM

Erik Burgdoerfer signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Buffalo Sabres.

Burgdoerfer had six goals, 20 points, and 59 penalty minutes in 74 AHL contests last season. The 27-year-old hasn't appeared in an NHL game.
Jul 22 - 6:29 PM

The Buffalo Sabres confirmed the report that Evander Kane has been charged.

In a statement the Sabres said, "We are aware of the charges against Evander Kane stemming from an incident last month. Our organization will have no further comment at this time." The incident being referred to happened in a bar back in June. Kane is reportedly facing four counts of non-criminal harassment and a misdemeanor charge for criminal trespassing. The NHL is monitoring the situation, but no action has been taken against Kane by the league as of this time.
Jul 22 - 2:26 PM

Evander Kane has reportedly been arrested following a bar incident back in June.

Kane reportedly facing four counts of non-criminal harassment and a misdemeanor charge for criminal trespassing. Kane's attorney states that his client is denying any wrongdoing.
Jul 22 - 12:18 PM

Matt Donovan has inked a contract with Frolunda HC in Sweden.

Donovan had eight goals and 31 points in 73 games with AHL Rochester last season. The 26-year-old is a veteran of 67 career NHL contests.
Jul 21 - 3:50 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is reportedly believed to be seeking a two or three-year deal from the Buffalo Sabres.

The problem is that while Girgensons has potential, he hasn't lived up to expectations at the NHL level. After he scored seven goals and 18 points in 71 contests last season, it's unlikely that Buffalo and Girgensons would see eye-to-eye on the financial terms of a multi-year contract. He's a restricted free agent so the Sabres hold his exclusive NHL rights, though it's still possible that he might also weigh European options.
Jul 19 - 5:36 AM

Jason Kasdorf has inked a two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Kasdorf had a 2.30 GAA and .931 save percentage in 30 NCAA games with R.P.I. last season. He made his NHL debut on April 8 and surrendered four goals on 30 shots.
Jul 18 - 11:48 PM

Alexander Nylander has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Nylander had 28 goals and 75 points in 57 OHL games in 2015-16. He was taken by Buffalo with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 17 - 2:58 PM

Daniel Catenacci has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Catenacci had no points in 11 games with Buffalo in 2015-16. He'll earn $575,000 annually at the NHL level or $85,000 in the minors next season.
Jul 16 - 3:49 PM

Marcus Foligno's recently inked one-year contract with Buffalo was him agreeing to his qualifying offer.

Foligno will consequently earn $2,250,000 in 2016-17. He had 23 points and 79 penalty minutes in 75 games last season.
Jul 15 - 4:51 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Marcus Foligno to a one-year extension.

Foligno had 23 points and 79 penalty minutes in 75 contests last season. The 24-year-old has now participated in 267 career games and has 36 goals and 93 points over that span.
Jul 14 - 4:26 PM

Jimmy Vesey has some interest in signing with the Boston Bruins.

Vesey can't officially become an unrestricted free agent until August 15th, but he has a shortlist of teams that he's interested in playing for and the Bruins are part of it. "I’ve said it all along that Boston is definitely on my list of teams that I’d like to talk to. It’s a team that I’ve rooted for all my life, and it’s a team that I watched win the Stanley Cup in 2011," said Vesey. "I was a huge Joe Thornton fan growing up. He wore No. 19. I wear No. 19. He was my favorite player. I got to know Torey Krug a little bit through playing with him at the world championships last year. So it would be really cool to play with Torey and put on the Bruins jersey. It’s the team that I’ve watched for my whole life." The Buffalo Sabres currently own his exclusive negotiating rights after acquiring him from the Nashville Predators.
Jul 14 - 9:13 AM

Ryan O'Reilly has been acquitted of impaired driving.

O'Reilly had allegedly crashed into a Tim Hortons back in 2015. The Crown ultimately decided that there wasn't a reasonable chance on conviction, so rather than go forward with the planned two-day trial, O'Reilly was acquitted after an hour. "I’m just really glad to put this behind me," said the soft-spoken, O'Reilly said. "I know it’s been an unfortunate situation, and you know it’s just nice to get back and focus on training and prepare for next year."
Jul 12 - 3:13 PM

Alexander Nylander stood out in the Buffalo Sabres' shootout competition during their development camp.

"I've always been pretty good at shootouts," Nylander said. "It's always been a competition at practices with my buddies or my brother." It's a talent that he might become known for when he makes the Buffalo Sabres, although for 2016-17 it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to the OHL. He was taken with the eighth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 10 - 8:59 AM


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