BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres are taking the precautionary step of scratching forward Taylor Hall for their game at New Jersey on Tuesday night in anticipation the NHL's 2018 MVP will will be traded in the coming days.

BUFFALO — Firing Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger on Wednesday represents just the beginning of what could become Kevyn Adams' major overhaul of an overpriced, underperforming team in the midst of a 12-game skid.

UNIONDALE — Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period and Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves, leading the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the last-place Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.

BUFFALO — Ralph Krueger doesn't consider the Sabres' home opener against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 14 as the start of a new season. Buffalo's second-year coach is approaching it more as a continuation of the past one.

The Buffalo Sabres possibly found Johan Larsson’s replacement Saturday, signing center Cody Eakin to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.25 million.

Taylor Hall wanted to connect with Ralph Krueger again, so on Sunday morning, hours before he would stun the hockey world by choosing the Buffalo Sabres, he and his old friend chatted on FaceTime.

When Kevyn Adams took over the Buffalo Sabres and started gathering information on his team, he made it a priority to ask the coaches their feelings about the goaltending.

For weeks, there was speculation the Buffalo Sabres would pass on tendering defenseman Brandon Montour a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent.

Growing up, Jack Quinn liked to think himself a multi-sport athlete. The high-scoring winger the Buffalo Sabres drafted eighth overall Tuesday did not simply focus on hockey. He also enjoyed playing baseball and golf.

Johan Larsson looked looser early last season. The Sabres center, affectionately nicknamed “Angry Larry,” even occasionally smiled, a rarity throughout his turbulent seven-year career in Buffalo.

Barely an hour after Kevyn Adams acquired center Eric Staal last week, he hadn’t given much thought to having completed his first trade as Buffalo Sabres general manager.

The Buffalo Sabres endured a rough summer before Wednesday’s acquisition of center Eric Staal from the Minnesota Wild. Gutting the front office three months ago lowered expectations for what has become perhaps the NHL’s most dysfunctional franchise.

For the nostalgic Buffalo Sabres fan who has been longing for the team to return to its royal blue roots, that day finally arrived Tuesday.

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BUFFALO — Kim Pegula is staying on as Buffalo Sabres president with a continued focus on making the small-market franchise economically sustainable, while in the face of criticism the team has been mismanaged under her leadership.

BUFFALO — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he's attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL's expanded 24-team format.

BUFFALO — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has ownership’s backing to return for a fourth season despite overseeing a team that will miss the playoffs for a ninth consecutive year, team president and co-owner Kim Pegula told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

BUFFALO (AP) — Having already missed 14 games with a shoulder injury, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews wasn't going to let a little fatigue prevent him from jumping into the play for one last rush.

For as long as Rick Jeanneret has called Buffalo Sabres games — since their second season, in 1971-72 — the play-by-play announcer endeared himself to fans with his enthusiasm and wit.

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Russ Brandon abruptly resigned his dual role as president of the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Buffalo Sabres after being confronted by the teams' owners regarding an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female employee, two people with direct knowledge of the situat…