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Report: Changes coming to Sabres' uniform

The Buffalo Sabres’ uniforms are reportedly getting tweaked again.

The NHL is switching manufacturers, from Reebok to Adidas, and SportsLogos.net reported Thursday that the sweaters of 12 teams will be altered. The Sabres are on the list.

[Gallery: Three decades of Sabres uniforms]

The report did not detail the extent of the changes, saying it could be very minor alterations. The main logo will not change, according to the story.

The site, which is dedicated to logos and uniforms for all major sports, suggested the Sabres do away with the silver piping on the uniform.

The Sabres had no comment.

Citing sources, SportsLogos.net said Boston, Calgary, Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Edmonton, Florida, Minnesota, Nashville, New Jersey and Ottawa will also see changes. The Vegas Golden Knights will also join the league, giving the NHL another new sweater.

Mike Foligno in 1990-91. (Allsport)

The Sabres have made numerous changes to their uniform through the years, including several major alterations. The blue and gold stayed relatively stable from 1970 to 1996, including the logo of a charging Buffalo above crossed swords.

Jay McKee in 2005-06. (Getty Images)

Buffalo then changed to a black and red scheme with a new primary logo of a buffalo head in 1996-97. In 2000, the team introduced a red third jersey.

The Sabres in 2000-01. (Allsport)

The Sabres went back to blue and gold as their colors in 2006-07, but the original logo did not return. The Sabres used the top half of a buffalo, which led to the jersey being called the “slug.”

Brian Campbell in 2007-08. (Getty Images)

In 2008-09, the Sabres introduced a third jersey that resembled the original sweater but with darker colors. That third jersey became the primary sweater in 2010-11 and is essentially the one the team used this season. Buffalo unveiled another third jersey that season, a royal blue sweater with “Buffalo” across the chest.

Thomas Vanek in 2010-11. (Getty Images)

During the 2013-14 season, the Sabres released another third jersey. Yellow in the front and blue in the back, it became known as the “turd burger” after then-Sabres President Ted Black said to unflattering reviews, “If it’s a turd burger, I’ll have to put it on a bun and eat it.”

Mike Weber (6) and Zenon Konopka in 2013-14. (Getty Images)

 

 

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