BUFFALO – In naming wingers Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo alternate captains, coach Don Granato did more than choose the Sabres’ longest-tenured players.
BUFFALO — So much for getting any clarity on Jack Eichel’s uncertain future.
When Fred Stanfield joined the Buffalo Sabres midway through the 1974-75 season, Rick Dudley figured the accomplished veteran and two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Boston Bruins deserved to have the No. 17 he had worn throughout most of his NHL career.
BUFFALO — Legendary Buffalo Sabres play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret will retire following the upcoming season, his 51st with the team.
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres won the NHL draft lottery and the expansion Seattle Kraken jumped up the order to take the No. 2 pick Wednesday night.
Will a time come when the Sabres’ organization takes the “Kick Me” sign off its backside?
Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel won't play the rest of the season because of a neck injury.
BUFFALO — Tony Granato can laugh now in recalling how angry he was at his brother Don for giving up goaltending at 15 and switching to forward.
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.
Some observations from four different sports:
BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres' overhaul has begun, with the spiraling team trading veteran center Eric Staal to the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.
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.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Victor Olofsson scored his sixth power-play goal, Linus Ullmark was magnificent in making 41 saves and the Buffalo Sabres beat the slumping New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night.
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.
With COVID-19 problems cropping up and four teams currently idled, the NHL has revised its virus protocols in a bid to keep the shortened season on track.
WASHINGTON — Linus Ullmark endured a wave of emotions in less than a week since learning of his father's death at the age of 63.
PHILADELPHIA — A night after getting routed, Brian Elliott gave the Flyers exactly the skillful, steady performance they needed — with a little luck, too.
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.
When the Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Jason Botterill and gutted their hockey department four months ago, they also elevated Ralph Krueger.
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.
Few players understand what Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel has endured over his first five NHL seasons better than Taylor Hall.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic promised to make this offseason unusual.
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.
The Sabres are close to re-signing winger Zemgus Girgensons to a three-year contract extension, according to The Buffalo News and TVA.
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.
Shortly before the Buffalo Sabres assigned Curtis Lazar to the minors last year, the center confidently stated he knew he belonged in the big leagues.
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 friendship between Buffalo Sabres newcomer Eric Staal and general manager Kevyn Adams dates back 17 years, to their days as teammates on the Carolina Hurricanes.
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.
During his playing days, former Buffalo Sabres forward Matt Ellis embraced what he calls the “art of preparation.”
(AP) — Dale Hawerchuk, a hockey phenom who became the face of the Winnipeg Jets en route to the Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 57 after a battle with cancer.
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.
Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to walk on stage Friday night in Montreal as the top pick in the NHL draft.
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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 — Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday.
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.
Chris Bandura, the Buffalo Sabres’ vice president of media relations, was one of 21 employees Pegula Sports and Entertainment dismissed Tuesday.
OLEAN — It was supposed to be a discussion of a new book, followed by signings from its author.
BUFFALO — After the Sabres fired Phil Housley on April 7, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to coach again.
BUFFALO (AP) — The parent company that owns the NFL's Buffalo Bills and NHL's Sabres is experiencing a major shake-up following the departures of three top executives.
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.
BUFFALO (AP) — Jeff Skinner's second effort extended the NHL's longest win streak.
BELFAST — For as excitable as he gets calling fights on the radio and television for the Buffalo Sabres, Rick Jeanneret says he has no experience trading punches himself.
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.
The Sabres are moving on from Robin Lehner after the goalie failed to establish himself as a starter during three seasons, capped by Buffalo's last-place finish this past year.