Player News - Sabres

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Ryan O'Reilly's court case for an impaired driving charge has been pushed back to Sept. 10.

O'Reilly was arrested and charged with impaired driving and failing to remain at the scene on July 9, according to police. He allegedly crashed his truck into a Tim Hortons a week after he signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres.
Source: Denve Post
Aug 21 - 10:20 AM

UFA defenseman Andrej Meszaros is still without a contract for the 2015 season.

The veteran played 60 games with the Sabres last season, managing to contribute 14 points with a -13 rating. He has played for five NHL teams since 2005.
Aug 16 - 11:50 AM

Jack Eichel has been working out at home in Massachusetts.

"It'll be a few more weeks training at home and trying to get better, then obviously back to Buffalo," he said. "We have a rookie showcase in Toronto, then rookie camp, and before you know it training camp. I'm just excited for it. I'm looking forward to getting back to Buffalo." It has been a busy summer for the second overall pick in the 2015 draft. Eichel has generated plenty of buzz in Buffalo already and he should get a key role with the team this season.
Aug 14 - 10:18 AM

Evander Kane is looking for a fresh start in the 2015-2016 season with his new team, the Buffalo Sabres.

After sustaining a season ending shoulder injury in February, Kane will look to be one of Buffalo's main scoring threats after being traded towards the end of last season. Kane will be 24-years-old when he suits up for his first game as a Sabre as he looks to bounce back from a down year. Kane has a chance to be Buffalo's top fantasy forward next season if he can just manage to be healthy and should be a decent mid-round pick in 2015 drafts.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 2 - 8:38 PM

Randy Cunneyworth has been named the bench boss of the AHL's Rochester Americans.

The Americans are affiliated with the Buffalo Sabres. "We are happy to have Randy Cunneyworth move into the role of head coach of the Rochester Americans," said Sabres GM Tim Murray. "Randy has already established himself as a valuable member of our hockey department in his previous role as development coach, and his track record for winning in the AHL and developing young players make him the ideal candidate to lead the Amerks." Cunneyworth previously served as Rochester's bench boss from 2000-01 to 2007-08 and posted a 306-273-61 record. He also had a stint as the Montreal Canadiens' head coach in 2011-12, accumulating a 18-23-9 record.
Jul 29 - 1:58 PM

Buffalo Sabres team president Ted Black has mutually parted ways with the organization.

Russ Brandon has been named as his successor while also maintaining his role as the Buffalo Bills' team president. "Since we purchased the Buffalo Bills last October, we have been highly impressed with the business acumen that Russ has shown with the Bills," said Terry and Kim Pegula. Brandon joined the Bills in 1997 and ascended to the role of team president in 2013.
Jul 27 - 4:34 PM

Brian Gionta acknowledged there will be a different kind of energy this season for the Sabres.

The sort of energy where guys actually think the front office is trying to improve the team instead of tanking to preserve a high draft pick. Gionta said "100 percent we’ll be a better team" after general manager Tim Murray added Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, Ryan O’Reilly Jamie McGinn, David Legwand and Robin Lehner. And let's not forget Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart. "Look at the moves he's been able to make," Gionta said. "You can say you want a better team, you want to bring in better players, but for him to actually pull that off and make the moves he did, it shows that he means business. That excites guys in the locker room."
Jul 26 - 10:09 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year/two-way contract.

D'Amigo will get $700,000 in the NHL and $125,000 in the AHL. D'Amigo was pointless in nine NHL games for the Sabres this past season after picking up nine goals and 26 points in 59 games between Springfield and Rochester of the AHL. He has no fantasy value to speak of.
Jul 23 - 4:11 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have confirmed that they have signed Johan Larsson to a one-year contract extension.

The Sabres didn't reveal the contract details, but based on a report out of Sweden days before Buffalo announced the signing, Larsson's contract is worth $800,000. Larsson had six goals and 16 points in 39 games with Buffalo last season. He also had 15 goals and 40 points in 45 contests at the AHL level.
Jul 21 - 5:31 PM

The Sabres signed Johan Larsson to a one-year, one-way deal worth $800,000 on Friday, according to a Swedish newspaper.

Larsson had six goals and 10 assists in 39 games in the NHL last season, and 40 points in 45 AHL games. "This has been a process but now the Sabres are clear they want to have Johan on the team," said his agent Lars Cederstrom. "Johan has great potential to grow even more next season, so we believe he will have an even better position for negotiations in a year."
Jul 18 - 12:34 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have signed Nathan Lieuwen to his qualifying offer.

Lieuwen had a 3.29 GAA and .883 save percentage in 16 AHL contests last season. He's projected to start the 2015-16 campaign in the minors.
Jul 16 - 10:53 PM

Tim Schaller has accepted the Buffalo Sabres' qualifying offer.

Schaller had a goal and an assist in 18 games with Buffalo in 2014-15. He also had 43 points and 116 penalty minutes in 65 AHL contests.
Jul 16 - 10:52 PM

Jerome Gauthier-Leduc has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Buffalo Sabres.

Gauthier-Leduc can earn $688,000 at the NHL level. He had six goals and 25 points in 76 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jul 16 - 10:51 PM

Mark Pysyk has agreed to a two-year, $2.25 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Pysyk had 17 points in 54 AHL contests last season and another three points in seven games with Buffalo. While nothing is set in stone, this deal heavily suggests that he will be part of Buffalo's opening game roster.
Jul 14 - 9:23 PM

Ryan O'Reilly could be facing potential jail time for his recent incident on July 9.

He allegedly crashed his truck into a Tim Hortons and his blood alcohol level was above 80 mg. For that he might be fined $1,000 and have his license revoked for a year. However, he's also being charged with fleeing the scene and that can led to him spending as much as six months in jail. He signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with Buffalo on July 3.
Jul 14 - 9:54 AM


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