Buffalo Sabres

Mike Kelly: You can understand why the Sabres wanted to move on from O'Reilly

We are now starting to enter the quieter part of the NHL offseason. Teams have made their free agent signings, trade activity is slowly starting to simmer down, and teams are now enjoying some off time as they prepare for the 2018-19 season. However, there is still much reaction to the Buffalo...
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Hutton: Buffalo was 'the right fit all around'

The NHL offseason is in full swing with the free agency period opening up league-wide on Sunday. For the Buffalo Sabres, they made three new additions on the free agent market, with two of them coming in goal. The first goalie the organization signed was Scott Wedgewood to a one-year deal. He will...
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Sabres' Thompson said he'll be given an opportunity with the top-six

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - On Monday, newly acquired winger Tage Thompson said he’s going to get an opportunity as a top-six forward in Buffalo. Thompson is just 20 and went back and forth between the AHL and the NHL last season. He said now he can grow in a bigger role, “In our talks they said they...
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BREAKING: Ryan O'Reilly has been traded to St. Louis

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres didn’t pull any surprises in free agency, but they did trade Ryan O’Reilly. The center goes to St. Louis before the Sabres had to pay the $7.5 million bonus to him. The Sabres get a first round pick in 2019, a second rounder in 2021, the Blues' first round pick in...
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Sabres' Botterill pulled no surprises in Day 1 of free agency

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill stayed right with the script on Day 1 of NHL Free Agency. The Sabres GM said he was going to get a goalie for Buffalo and Rochester and he did just that by signing Carter Hutton and Scott Wedgewood. He also said he was going to try to re-sign winger Scott...
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The Sabres bring back Wilson

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jason Botterill said he wanted Scott Wilson back and he’s getting him. The veteran winger played with three teams last season, scoring six goals and eight assists for 14 points in 49 games with Buffalo. Wilson gets a two-year, $2.1 million contract. Wilson won two Stanley...
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The Sabres sign Brandon Hickey

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - As expected, the Sabres have signed college free agent defenseman Brandon Hickey to a two-year, entry-level deal. Buffalo acquired Hickey from Arizona in exchange for Hudson Fasching. Hickey was drafted in the third round of the 2014 Entry Draft by Calgary, and then was...
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The Sabres have signed their goalie

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have made an upgrade in goal as they’ve signed Carter Hutton to a three-year, $8.25 million deal. Hutton will only count $2.75 million against the salary cap when many felt he would get $4 million per-year. Hutton visted Buffalo and decided early on that this is a...
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The Sabres wrap up development camp

Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Matej Pekar plays the game like Boston’s Brad Marchand. That was evident during Saturday’s French Connection 3-on-3 tournament to wrap up development camp. The Sabres' fourth round pick from last week got demolished by Rasmus Dahlin on Friday following two cheap shots, and...
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Video: Rasmus Dahlin delivers huge hit at development camp

We've all heard all about Rasmus Dahlin's ability with the puck, but not much about his physicality. On Day 3 of development camp at HarborCenter, Dahlin showed he has the ability to deliver a big hit. Everyone is still talking about it. The Hit -- from @rasmusdahlin00 pic.twitter.com/C8KLws7yjp —...
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