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While the Sabres go through some huge growing pains, General Manager Jason Botterill is happy at some of the talk he's heard the last couple of days. Talk is about all the team has at the NHL level, but Botterill is more than impressed with what's going on in Rochester as the Amerks battle in the high-rent district of the AHL's North Division. "You've heard a lot about …

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After an unwelcome spin on the rumor mill, Carey Price is ready for a twirl on the ice. The Montreal Canadiens' star goaltender, who has been out since Nov. 2 with a lower-body injury, will return Saturday when the Buffalo Sabres visit Bell Centre. Price dealt with more than an injury during his time away. Rumors enveloped the goaltender and his family. The biggest w…

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The Buffalo Sabres host the Edmonton Oilers at 7 in KeyBank Center. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/24/sabres-vs-oilers-five-things-to-know/ http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/24/ristolainen-returning-to-sabres-lineup-nelson-sent-to-amerks/ Follow along with our team's coverage: https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage

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The New York Rangers unveiled their jerseys for the Jan. 1 Winter Classic on Friday following the Sabres' reveal earlier this week. The Rangers and Sabres play at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. Here is what the jerseys look like for both teams: https://twitter.com/NHL/status/934111901356871682 https://twitter.com/NHL/status/933350731087843328 htt…

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After an unwelcome spin on the rumor mill, Carey Price is ready for a twirl on the ice. The Montreal Canadiens' star goaltender, who has been out since Nov. 2 with a lower-body injury, will return Saturday when the Buffalo Sabres visit Bell Centre. Price dealt with more than an injury during his time away. Rumors enveloped the goaltender and his family. The biggest w…

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It's the Sabres and Edmonton Oilers Friday night at 7 in KeyBank Center, the third career meeting with 2015 draft studs Jack Eichel and Connor McDavid (each missed one matchup in their first two seasons). Here are Five Things to Know about tonight's game: 1. Risto is back: Rasmus Ristolainen has missed nine games with an upper-body injury suffered Nov. 2 in Arizona a…

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The Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers enter tonight's game in KeyBank Center with a combined record of 13-25-6. The Sabres are last in the Eastern Conference and one point out of the NHL's overall basement. The Oilers are seventh in the Pacific Division and 14th in the West. In fact, Edmonton and Buffalo are Nos. 29 and 30, respectively, in the 31-team NHL entering the…

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The checklist is once again complete, from sea to shining sea and from Quebec to British Columbia. Now that this corner has been to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, every NHL arena has once again been visited. Readers ask about the best buildings all the time and knowing this column was coming, it was time to make a count of how many plac…

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After nine games on the sidelines, the Sabres' top defenseman is back. Rasmus Ristolainen skated on the top pair with Marco Scandella at the morning skate Friday, paving the way for him to play Friday night when the Sabres host the Edmonton Oilers. Ristolainen has been out since suffering an upper-body injury Nov. 2 in Arizona. Ristolainen has five assists in 13 game…

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This has been the most challenging stretch in Matt Moulson's professional hockey career. The 34-year-old has been a regular in an NHL lineup since the 2009-10 season when he played all 82 games for the New York Islanders. He played 81 games the past two seasons for the Buffalo Sabres. But now, the forward has become the routine healthy scratch in the Sabres lineup…

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The rink is not a fun place for the Buffalo Sabres these days. The atmosphere in KeyBank Center was grim Thursday morning as about half the Sabres took to the ice for a light, optional workout after a team meeting. Four losses in a row and a seven-game winless streak will do that. "It's obviously not very much fun to be at the rink right now and that's never a good f…

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LAKELAND, Minn. – The words above the fireplace appear to be a Bible verse: VELIS ET REMIS 12:1. They are not. The words are Latin, the numbers represent a date, and though the message is not drawn from the Bible, it may as well be. In the life of Karin and Phil Housley, velis et remis has been a biblical philosophy. It’s what drove them to stay together 35 years ag…

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The Rochester Americans picked up at least a point for the eighth time in the last nine games with a 6-5 overtime loss at Syracuse on Wednesday. Nicholas Baptiste had a goal and an assist, and Colin Blackwell picked up a pair of assists for the Amerks (9-5-2-1). Linus Ullmark stopped 43 of 49 shots, while Rochester registered 35 shots on goal. The Crunch opened the s…

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Buffalo Sabres fans. Enjoy your Black Friday shopping. Enjoy your long weekend if you're not working. Enjoy whatever you can because there's certainly no enjoying a victory. You probably won't be enjoying playoff hockey, either, but that's nothing new. The Sabres' demoralizing start continued Wednesday with a 5-4 loss to Minnesota. B…

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As Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno looked up at the video board, their lives flashed before their eyes. There were clips of goals and fights. There were slides of them visiting hospitals and skating with kids from SABAH. The former Buffalo Sabres waved to the applauding crowd when the tribute video ended. Then they went out and added another highlight. Ennis and Folig…