Buffalo Sabres

Kyle Okposo's next rehab step: Skating in Da Beauty League
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game in his next step recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his future in question in March. ''Da Beauty League '' announced on its Twitter account

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Sabres’ Kyle Okposo returning to ice after health scare
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Here’s some heartwarming hockey news for you: apparently Kyle Okposo is playing hockey tonight. Considering his late-season health scare, it was promising enough that the Buffalo Sabres expect him to be ready by training camp.

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Brian Campbell and his wild salary cap ride into retirement
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Brian Campbell announced his retirement on Monday, as the former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman will now take a position with the franchise’s business operations department. It’s a wholly appropriate transition for the veteran defenseman, who played 1,082 games with four teams from 1999-2017: Not only has Campbell been great in the community during his playing days, […]

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It looks like Sam Reinhart will have to wait until next summer for new contract
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Entering the final year of his entry-level contract, Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart is eligible to sign a new long-term contract extension this summer. The team is already trying to work out a deal with its other core forward in a similar situation — Jack Eichel — but to hear new general manager Jason Botterill […]

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Sabres re-sign Larsson to two-year deal, with AAV of $1.475 million
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The Buffalo Sabres have brought back 24-year-old forward Johan Larsson on a two-year contract. The Sabres announced the deal on Saturday, adding this new contract comes with an average annual value of $1.475 million, as both sides avoid arbitration. Last season, Larsson scored six goals and 11 points in 36 games for the Sabres.

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Morning Skate: Sabres' Cody McCormick hangs 'em up
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It has been well-documented that the Bruins are scouring the league for potential left-shot defensemen that could be paired with Charlie McAvoy in a top-4 role this upcoming season in Boston. The free agent supply was scooped up quickly on July 1 before the Black and Gold could close a deal on any of them, […]

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Mikhail Grigorenko returns to Russia with CSKA
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Former Colorado Avalanche center Mikhail Grigorenko returned to Russia on Friday, signing a three-year contract with Kontinental Hockey League club CSKA Moscow. Grigorenko had been an unrestricted free agent in the NHL after his contract with Colorado expired. Grigorenko came to the NHL in 2012 as a first-round draft pick but struggled to live up […]

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Panthers re-sign Pysyk, who helped them ‘win’ the Kulikov trade
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While Dmitri Kulikov’s hefty extension with Winnipeg – and thus, Kulikov, his agent, accountant, etc. – would indicate that Kulikov was the “real winner” of last summer’s trade, the Florida Panthers could argue that they got the best of the Buffalo Sabres in landing Mark Pysyk. The Panthers’ official release doesn’t disclose Pysyk’s salary, but it […]

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Buffalo Sabres active in NHL free agency
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP/WGR 550's Paul Hamilton) — Chad Johnson is again a member of the Buffalo Sabres. The free agent goaltender agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Last year Johnson inked a one-year, $1.7 million dollar deal. He made $1.6 million during his season in Buffalo. In Calgary Johnson went 18-15-1 with a […]

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Sabres acquire Pominville, Scandella in trade with Wild
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Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is returning to Buffalo after being acquired along with defenseman Marco Scandella in a four-player trade with the Minnesota Wild. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno as well as Buffalo's third-round pick in next year's draft. The trade was struck on Friday, a day before […]

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Sabres AHL affiliate names Chris Taylor new head coach
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The Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, have named Chris Taylor as their new head coach, the club announced Friday. Taylor first began playing with the Americans back in 1999, and rounded out his playing career with them with a

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Wild, Sabres pull off multi-player trade
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The Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild have pulled off a multi-player swap. The trade was first reported by TSN’s Bob McKenzie. As for the players headed to Minnesota, Foligno is a 25-year-old winger coming off a 13-goal season of his own.

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