Player News - Sabres

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The Sabres odds of getting a top three draft pick in June are considerably longer than they were last season.

Well that's what comes with a little succes. The Sabres have only a 19.2 percent chance of moving into one of the top three draft postions but have a 39.2 percent chance of staying right where they are in the eighth slot. In addition, the odds of the Sabres winning the lottery and getting the number one pick is only at six percent. The Sabres should be able to get a decent player in any event and with Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly, Rasmus Ristolainen, Robin Lehner and Evander Kane, the future looks bright in Buffalo.
Apr 30 - 9:19 AM

Johan Larsson has agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Larsson was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. His new deal is up from the $800,000 he made in 2015-16. He's coming off a season where he scored 10 goals and 17 points in 74 contests.
Apr 29 - 3:58 PM

Buffalo has claimed a 2016 third-round selection from Anaheim because the Ducks failed to win two playoff rounds while using Jamie McGinn in at least 50 percent of its games.

The conditional pick would have became a second rounder in 2017 if the conditions were met. The Sabres have 12 picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on June 24-25 at First Niagara Center.
Apr 29 - 8:01 AM

The future looks bright for the Sabres after a successful season for the team's younger players.

Here is an interesting stat about Buffalo's scoring that should give the Sabre faithful hope that the team is moving in the right direction. Over 70 percent of the scoring points generated by the Sabres came from players under the age of 25 and almost 30 percent of the scoring points were produced by players under the age of 21. Looks like there is a succcessful youth movement going on in Buffalo.
Source: Sabres.com
Apr 23 - 7:50 AM

Hudson Fasching has been added to the U.S. World Championship hockey team.

The tean will compete in Russia against other hockey nations next month. Fasching was a University of Minnesota scoring star this past season with 38 points in 37 games. He also was up for a cup of coffee with the Sabres. In seven NHL games Fasching scored a goal and registered an assist. Track him as he has some potential to be a fantasy asset in a year or two.
Apr 23 - 7:45 AM

Look for Sam Reinhart to play alongside Jack Eichel at the beginning of the 2016-17 season.

The duo became regular linemates on March 1 and they combined for 12 goals and 29 points in 18 games. "As soon as the puck gets on my stick, and I think vice versa as well, I'm looking for him, said Reinhart. "He's going to get open. He's going to be there to make the play. I think it goes both ways. We're looking for each other now. We've come a long way together." He recorded 23 goals and 42 points in 79 games during his rookie year in 2015-16.
Apr 18 - 9:31 AM

Ryan O'Reilly is the first Sabre to rank in the top 50 in NHL scoring since the 2009-10 season.

With his 60 points, O'Reilly ranked 41st in the NHL scoring race. It is the first time a Buffalo player was counted amongst the NHL's top point producers since Derek Roy ranked 31st in the 2009-10 campaign. That may not seem like much of an accomplishment to many but given how dismal the Sabres were in putting the puck in the net last season, it is something to celebrate.
Apr 16 - 9:28 AM

Zemgus Girgensons is disappointed with his offensive output from the 2015-16 season.

He recorded seven goals and 18 points in 71 games after he earned 15 markers and 30 points in 61 appearances the previous campaign. "Definitely, offense was a struggle and disappointing for myself," Girgensons said. "No doubt about that. Any player will always have a down year. It's definitely on me how I played. It's just bearing down on chances I had, more focus, more drive, more passion for the goals and offense I should have." His average ice time also dropped from 19:04 to 15:02 because the Sabres added Jack Eichel, Ryan O'Reilly and Evander Kane to the roster. He is a restricted free agent this summer.
Apr 15 - 7:53 AM

Jake McCabe will represent Team USA at the World Championships next month.

He was one of 12 players named to the U.S. roster on Tuesday. McCabe earned four goals and 10 assists in 77 games with Buffalo this past season.
Apr 13 - 7:59 AM

Evander Kane missed the last six games of the season due to a hand injury.

His first season in Buffalo had some ups and downs. Kane registered 20 goals, 35 points, 91 penalty minutes and 271 shots in 65 appearances. He also ended up tied for 37th in the NHL with 2.6 hits per game. Kane is looking forward to continuing to his career with the Sabres and he is hoping to make improvements off the ice to further his development on it. "It's such a long season, and I play some hard minutes, so I try to get as much rest as possible," he said. "At the same time, you've got to find times where you can work on certain things, maybe stay out a little extra longer and get some work in throughout the course of the season. I tried to do that a little more toward these last 25 games that I played, and I think it paid off because I was much better."
Apr 13 - 7:48 AM

The Buffalo Sabres will not buy out the final three seasons of Matt Moulson's five-year, $25 million contract.

"I had a long talk with him," Murray said. "He knows that he has to work hard this offseason. He’s very disappointed in himself, his own season. It was a tough season for him." Moulson was limited to eight goals and 21 points in 81 contests in 2015-16. That's a long way from his height with the New York Islanders when he reached the 30-goal mark for three consecutive campaigns from 2009-10 through 2011-12.
Apr 12 - 12:39 PM

Linus Ullmark has been returned to the minors.

Evan Rodrigues and Cole Schneider were also assigned to Rochester after playing in their first NHL games at the end of the season. Ullmark played in 20 games with Buffalo in 2015-16 and he showed some promise. He went 8-10-2 with a 2.60 GAA and a .913 save percentage.
Apr 12 - 8:01 AM

Jack Eichel has decided to skip playing for USA Hockey at next month's World Championships.

"I think it's time for me to take a little break and unwind a little bit here, kind of take a deep breath for the first time in a while," Eichel said Sunday. "It's important mentally, physically, emotionally to take some time, be with your family, collect yourself, put the hockey bag away, stay out of the gym." He wants to refresh and recharge, so that he can come to camp in the fall feeling better than ever. Eichel enjoyed an impressive rookie season with 24 goals and 56 points in 81 games.
Apr 12 - 7:57 AM

A blood clot has forced Cody McCormick into retirement.

The blood clot kept McCormick from playing in the NHL in 2015-16. The 32-year-old played in 405 career NHL games with the Avalanche, Sabres and Wild. He ends his career with 21 goals, 65 points and 550 penalty minutes.
Apr 11 - 9:42 PM

Cal O'Reilly has been placed on waivers by Buffalo.

He will probably head down to AHL Rochester if he clears. O'Reilly notched three goals and seven points in 20 appearances with the Sabres this season.
Apr 11 - 12:59 PM


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