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Biron, Duff staying home to work Sabres road games

Marty Biron and Brian Duff won't be taking their new act on the road with the Buffalo Sabres this season.

Biron, who replaces Brad May on this season's pregame, intermission and postgame shows, and Duff will be working the team's road games from the TV studio at New Era Field.

Mark Preisler, executive vice president of media and content for Pegula Sports and Entertainment, said it isn't a cost-cutting measure.

"We think it will provide better coverage," said Preisler.

He explained staying at home will enable the post-game show to be a full 30 minutes. When the team is on the road, the post-game shows often have to be cut so the TV performers can catch the team plane.

Dunleavy to split Sabres season with Jeanneret

Of course, play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret, game analyst Rob Ray and Dan Dunleavy will be at the road games. Dunleavy provides interviews and insights when he isn't doing play-by-play.

The Sabres first three preseason games are WGR radio only, with Dunleavy and Ray calling them.

The Sept. 23 game with Toronto will be carried on MSG via a simulcast with Sportsnet. The Sept. 27 games at Pittsburgh and the Sept. 29 game against the New York Islanders produced by PSE will be carried on MSG with Jeanneret and Ray calling them.

Biron eager to add insight as newest member of Sabres' broadcast team

Email: apergament@buffnews.com

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