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Stevie Johnson Excused from Team

Stevie Johnson hasn’t had the best of weeks. First, he left last Thursday night’s loss to Cleveland after suffering a back injury that he couldn’t play through, and now he has been excused from the team due to a death in the family. Head coach Doug Marrone said Johnson will be back later in the […]

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Ryan Miller Day-to-Day

Coming off back-to-back stellar performances, Ryan Miller is going to miss a couple of days. According to the Sabres website, the star goaltender is dealing with a lower-body injury and will be day-to-day. In his absence, Jhonas Enroth will start while Matt Hackett, who was called up this morning, will back him up. The injury […]

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Following Tyler Myers

Two years ago, Tyler Myers signed a seven-year contract extension to remain a Buffalo Sabre for the foreseeable future and become the team’s top defenseman. Unfortunately, however, things haven’t gone according to plan. Since winning the Calder Trophy in 2010, Myers has seemingly regressed year over year. This season, however, Myers is determined to get […]

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Some Good, Lot Of Bad In Loss To Detroit

Entering the season, fans were prepared for what general manager Darcy Regier termed as “suffering” from the team this season. After one game, people are ready for that suffering to be over with. For nearly the entirety of the 60 minutes, the Detroit Red Wings looked like a team of men playing amongst boys against […]

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Buffalo Sabres Announce New Captains

After months of speculation since the trade of Jason Pominville, head coach Ron Rolston has named the new, full-time captain of the Buffalo Sabres. Or should I say captains. That’s right, the Buffalo Sabres have named Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott co-captains for the 2013-2014 season that opens officially for the team tomorrow night against […]

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Sabres Defeat Blue Jackets 3-0

It took a few big saves from goaltender Jhonas Enroth, who made 26 saves total, but the Buffalo Sabres’ preseason success continued on Wednesday night as they topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 at First Niagara Center. The improved the Sabres to 4-1-1 on the preseason with just one game left to play. Ville Leino […]

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Corey Tropp Out With Broken Jaw

While people keep talking about the actions of John Scott and Phil Kessel during last Sunday’s Buffalo vs. Toronto brawl, there is another player whose situation is far more serious than anyone else’s coming out of that game. Sabres forward Corey Tropp, whose fight with Jamie Devane led to the ensuing melee, suffered a broken […]

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Sabres Coach Ron Rolston Fined

If there was ever a reason to simply laugh at the way the NHL is run in terms of supplementary discipline, this may be that reason: the NHL has fined Sabres head coach Ron Rolston for “player selection and team conduct.” You read that right, a coach has been fined for putting a player out […]

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Bills Sign Good Ol’ JR

With the injury to DL Alex Carrington costing him the remainder of the 2013 season, the Buffalo Bills went out and re-signed a familiar face to fill the void. #Bills re-sign DL Jay Ross, add Adewale Ojomo to Practice Squad http://t.co/YUa9W8Z6uX — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 24, 2013 Ross spent all summer with the Bills […]

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Maple Leafs Top Sabres 3-2 In A Shootout

In what had to be the funniest, and worst, shootouts one will see, the Buffalo Sabres perfect preseason came to an end with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of a sellout crowd of 19,070 at First Niagara Center. Jay McClement was the only shooter of the 30 players who […]

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