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There have reportedly been two crime reports filed against Evander Kane.

Kane was reportedly part of a group that was escorted from the Buffalo bar Bottom’s Up Thursday night. The report doesn't specify what crimes Kane is accused of.
Source: WIVB.com
Jun 24 - 5:42 PM

Bob Woods has joined the Buffalo Sabres' coaching staff as an assistant.

Woods most recently served as the coach and general manager of the WHL's Saskatoon Blades. Before that he was an assistant coach with the Washington Capitals and then the Anaheim Ducks.
Jun 24 - 11:14 AM

Jimmy Vesey's agent, Peter Fish, will meet with Sabres GM Tim Murray at the NHL draft this weekend.

Fish and Peter Donatelli, who also represents Vesey, have maintained that the 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner intends to test the open market on August 15. "I think we'll continue talking to the Sabres before Aug. 15, there's no question about that," he said. "But as of now, the plan is to stay the course."
Jun 21 - 6:28 PM

Jimmy Vesey is friends with Sabres center Jack Eichel.

They are playing on the same summer league team in Foxborough, Mass and they were members of Team USA's bronze-medal winning squad in the 2015 World Championship. The Sabres acquired the rights to Vesey from Nashville on Monday in exchange for a third-round pick. Buffalo will try to convince him to sign with them. If Vesey does agree to terms with the Sabres then he could open 2016-17 on a line with Eichel and Sam Reinhart.
Jun 21 - 8:48 AM

Jimmy Vesey still plans to test the open market, according to his agent.

"In our opinion, the only thing that has happened is now the Sabres have stepped into the shoes of Nashville for exclusive rights [to negotiate] until Aug. 15," said Vesey's agent Peter Donatelli. "However, at this time, it doesn't change Jimmy Vesey's intention to become a free agent on Aug. 15." Buffalo just acquired the rights to Vesey from Nashville for a third-round draft pick and they will look to change his mind before he can start talking to other teams.
Jun 20 - 6:28 PM

Nicolas Deslauriers has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Buffalo.

He picked up six goals and 12 points along with 59 penalty minutes in 70 games with the Sabres in 2015-16. Deslauriers had 15 points during his rookie campaign the previous year.
Jun 20 - 6:14 PM

Buffalo has acquired the rights to Jimmy Vesey from Nashville in exchange for a third-round pick.

The pick is the 76th overall choice in the 2016 NHL Draft, which originally belonged to Minnesota. Buffalo is taking a chance here as Vesey can sign with anyone on August 15 as an unrestricted free agent. They are expected to offer him a top-six spot in the lineup.
Jun 20 - 5:02 PM

Zemgus Girgensons is allegedly looking at a deal to play in the KHL next season.

Girgensons, who had a disappointing 2015-16 season and is a restricted free agent come July 1st, is apparently talking to Dinamo Riga about a contract. The Sabres' forward did not do well under coach Dan Bylsma's system after a successful campaign under previous coach Ted Nolan and has been the subject of trade rumors for the past few months. Stay tuned.
Source: WGR550.com
Jun 18 - 9:00 AM

For those of you who are nostalgic Buffalo Sabres fans, June 11th has some special meaning.

It was the day the expansion franchise made Gilbert Perreault their first player. Perreault was selected first in the 1970 amateur entry draft and went on to be a Hall of Famer. So Sabre fans, happy Gilbert Perreault Day.
Jun 11 - 10:05 AM

Jimmy Vesey might end up signing with the New York Rangers.

Although the Nashville Predators drafted Vesey in 2012, he's eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on August 15th. In addition to the Rangers, Boston and Toronto have also been cited as possible destinations for the 23-year-old forward. He had 24 goals and 46 points in 33 games with Harvard University in 2015-16.
Jun 6 - 7:38 AM

Despite the fact that Rasmus Ristolainen had a breakout season in 2015-16, the talented defenseman thinks he can get even better this upcoming campaign.

Ristolainen didn't like his play in the second half and thought he could improve his consistency starting this year. "The first 40 games, they were pretty good and after that, I was struggling a little bit. I was up and down, some good games and some bad games and that’s what I want to get batter at next year" said Ristolainen. Given that he registered 41 points with an emerging Buffalo squad, including 21 power-play points, an improvement would push Ristolainnen into the elite rearguard bracket in the NHL. It will be interesting to see if he can make that jump.
Source: WGR550.com
Jun 4 - 9:42 AM

Robin Lehner will be a member of Team Sweden at the World Cup.

He was limited to just 21 games last season because of ankle injuries, but he played well as Buffalo's starter. Lehner finished with a .924 save percentage and a 2.47 goals-against average despite posting five wins. His first year with the Sabres ended prematurely in March after he had surgery on his ankle.
May 28 - 12:06 PM

Jack Eichel is one of three Buffalo Sabres who will participating in the World Cup in September.

Eichel will be skating for North America, while defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will represent Finland and Robin Lehner will tend goal for Sweden. World championship star Ryan O'Reilly was snubbed by Team Canada.
May 28 - 9:07 AM

Vaclav Karabacek has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

Karabacek has 18 goals and 30 points in 47 QMJHL games in 2015-16. Buffalo took him with the 49th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
May 26 - 1:22 PM

Brycen Martin has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres.

The deal was announced on Saturday by the Sabres. Martin had six goals and 37 points in 66 games with the Saskatoon Blades and Everett Silvertips of the WHL during the 2015-16 campaign. He was chosen by Buffalo in the third round (74th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
May 23 - 2:36 PM


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