Buffalo Sabres Wiretap

Pens Beat Sabres To Clinch 11th Straight Playoff Berth

Mar 22, 2017 1:49 AM

After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth.

Crosby's teammates had plenty to say about it following the defending Stanley Cup champions' 3-1 win over the Sabres on Tuesday night.


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Rangers Trade Bodie To Sabres For Catenacci

Mar 1, 2017 2:26 AM

Rangers GM Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has acquired forward Daniel Catenacci from the Sabres in exchange for Mat Bodie.

Catenacci, 23, has skated in 50 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL this season, registering five goals and eight assists for 13 points. 

Bodie skated in 196 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack over parts of three seasons (2014-15 – 2016-17), registering 20 goals and 78 assists for 98 points. 

Press Release

Tags: New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career

Dec 23, 2016 2:01 AM

David Legwand announced his retirement Thursday, ending a 16-year NHL career that began as the Nashville Predators' first draft pick.

The 36-year-old Legwand had 228 goals and 390 assists in 1,136 career regular-season games with Nashville, Detroit, Ottawa and Buffalo. He's Nashville's career leader in goals (210), assists (356), points (566), game-winning goals (41) and games (956). He had five goals and nine assists in 79 games last season for Buffalo.


Tags: Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Jack Eichel Could Play For Sabres On Tuesday

Nov 28, 2016 2:47 PM

Sabres center Jack Eichel declared he's cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and coach Dan Bylsma said there's a possibility the center will make his season debut at Ottawa on Tuesday.

"We'll see," Bylsma said Monday, giving no guarantees that Eichel will play against the Senators. But Bylsma noted he was impressed by how the player performed during consecutive days of rigorous practices.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Bogosian Out Indefinitely With Sprained MCL

Nov 3, 2016 1:14 PM

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian is out indefinitely with a sprained ligament in one of his knees.

Coach Dan Bylsma said Bogosian sprained his MCL and will miss several weeks. Bylsma provided the update Thursday, before the Sabres host the Maple Leafs.

Bogosian was hurt in the first period of Buffalo's win at Minnesota on Tuesday.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Injury, Misc Rumor

Evander Kane Out Weeks With Broken Ribs

Oct 15, 2016 6:13 PM

Buffalo Sabres first-line winger Evander Kane suffered three cracked ribs after crashing into the end boards during Thursday night's game, according to coach Dan Bylsma.

As for how much time Kane will miss, Bylsma said, "We're looking at weeks."

"Evander has three cracked ribs and we're looking at weeks," Bylsma said Friday after practice.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Injury, Misc Rumor

Sabres Re-Sign Rasmus Ristolainen To Six-Year Deal

Oct 11, 2016 5:29 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a six-year contract, taking another key restricted free agent off the market.

The 21-year-old gets an annual average salary of $5.4 million.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Signing

Zemgus Girgensons Re-Signs With Sabres On One-Year, $1.15M Deal

Sep 2, 2016 7:55 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year $1.15 million contract.

From Latvia, Girgensons has established himself as a two-way player in three seasons with the Sabres.

Girgensons has 30 goals and 40 assists in 202 games. He struggled last season adapting under new coach Dan Bylsma, and finished with seven goals and 18 points - both career lows - in 71 games.

John Wawrow/AP

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Agent: Jimmy Vesey Meets With Seven Teams

Aug 19, 2016 2:00 AM

After two days of meetings with seven teams, NHL prospect Jimmy Vesey and his agents are scheduled to sit and discuss the player's options, beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday.

A decision will not be made Thursday, but one is expected by Saturday, and perhaps as early as Friday.

Vesey, 23, is the reigning winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top men's college hockey player.

In addition to the Sabres, who owned exclusive negotiating rights from June 20 to this past Monday, Vesey met with the Rangers, Islanders, Devils, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Blackhawks during separate meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Boston.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Woman Sues Evander Kane For Aledged Injuries

Aug 3, 2016 1:12 AM

A 21-year-old Buffalo woman has sued Sabres forward Evander Kane, saying he seriously injured her in the hotel room where he lives.

Documents filed July 1 in Erie County State Supreme Court on behalf of Rachel Kuechle say Kane met her in a bar, invited her to what he said was a party and then attacked her, causing cuts and bleeding that required multiple surgeries.

Kane's actions are described as "unwanted, unconsented to, violent and offensive in nature physical battery," according to court papers.


Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Legal, Misc Rumor

Sabres Meet With Prospect Jimmy Vesey
Jimmy Vesey intends to become a free agent on August 15.


Kyle Okposo Signs Seven-Year, $42M Contact With Sabres
Kyle Okposo had played nine seasons with the Islanders.


Sabres Trade Pysyk, Draft Pick To Panthers For Kulikov
Dmitry Kuilkov has scored 28 goals and 138 points in 460 career NHL games.


Sabres Trade Third-Round Pick To Predators For Rights To Vesey
The Predators will receive the No. 76 overall draft pick from the Sabres in exchange for the rights to Jimmy Vesey.


Evander Kane Being Investigated For Sex Offense
Evander Kane missed practice on Sunday amid reports that he is being investigated by authorities.


Paul Stastny Returns To Blues' Lineup
Blues center Paul Stastny has missed 16 games with a broken right foot.


Canadiens Extend Streak To Nine Games
The Canadiens defeated the Leafs by the score of 5-3 on Saturday night and are a win away from tying the NHL record previously set by the Leafs in 1993-94 and matched by the Sabres in 2006-07.


Canadiens Begin Season With 8th Straight Win
The Canadiens are only the second team (Sabres) in NHL history to begin a season with eight straight wins, all in regulation.


Buffalo Sabres Sign Cody Franson
Cody Franson had 36 points in 78 games last season splitting time between Nashville and Toronto.


Sabres Close To Two-Year Deal With Cody Franson
Cody Franson has played in 400 career NHL games with 35 goals.


Daniel Briere Retires From NHL
Daniel Briere spent last season with the Avs, scoring eight goals in 57 games.


Brandon Replaces Black As Sabres President
Ted Black has reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the NHL Sabres.


Johan Larsson Re-Signs With Sabres
Johan Larsson scored six goals and had 10 assists in 39 games with the Sabres last season.


Ducks, Chris Stewart Agree To One-Year, $1.7M Deal
Right wing Chris Stewart played for the Sabres and Wild last season.


NHL Draft First-Round Selections
Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel were almost overshadowed during the 2015 NHL Draft on Friday night with a number of team's making trades.


Sens Trade Lehner, Legwand To Sabres For Draft Pick
The Senators will receive the 21st overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night.


Sabres Hire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach
The 44-year-old Dan Bylsma led the Penguins to the Stanley Cup title in 2009 in his rookie season as coach.


Dan Bylsma Free To Take Any Head Coaching Job Offered To Him
Buffalo, San Jose, New Jersey and Detroit have coaching openings.

John Wawrow/AP

Maple Leafs Hire Mike Babcock As Head Coach
Mike Babcock joins the Leafs after serving as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings for the past 10 seasons.

RealGM Staff Report

Report: Mike Babcock In Contract Talks With Sabres
Mike Babcock remains under contract with the Red Wings through June 30.