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There are still two preseason games left and a week of practices before the Buffalo Sabres open the regular season on Oct. 5. But the top two lines seem to be taking shape as the team continued training camp in HarborCenter on Monday. Jack Eichel centered a line with Evander Kane and Jason Pominville while Ryan O'Reilly was between Zemgus Girgensons and Kyle Okposo. …

Zach Bogosian said he skated more this summer than he can ever remember. In all honesty, it was happenstance. Living in Minnesota he had access to plenty of ice time and the opportunity to skate with other pros. He finally had the offseason he was looking for: a solid month of recovery with significant family time followed by a gradual build in workouts and skating to p…

The Buffalo Sabres injury report grew by two on Monday as the team returned to training camp in HarborCenter. Forward Evan Rodrigues and defenseman Jake McCabe were both missing from practice. Rodrigues was apparently injured during Friday night's game against Toronto during a hit from Maple Leafs' defenseman Andreas Borgman. "As far as I know he's got a hand injury…

The Sabres continue training camp with practice at 11 a.m. Monday in HarborCenter. Workouts are open to the public there but closed when in KeyBank Center, except for morning skates on gameday. Buffalo is 1-2-1 in the preseason with two games left, Wednesday at Pittsburgh and Friday at home against the New York Islanders. Follow along for live updates from our team at H…

Monday marks the start of training camp for the Rochester Americans with their first on-ice session scheduled for 12:30 p.m. in Blue Cross Arena. The Amerks open camp with 16 forwards, 10 defensemen, and four goaltenders. On the official camp roster are forwards Colin Blackwell, Eric Cornel, Kyle Criscuolo, Justin Danforth, Hudson Fasching, Sahir Gill, Vaclav Karabac…

When you look at the crowd of players among the Buffalo Sabres' potential bottom-six forwards, there's one intangible you have to keep in mind about Jacob Josefson. The former New Jersey Devils center is one of the NHL's best when it comes to the shootout. The last two years, remember, the Sabres have been the NHL's worst. Over the last three seasons, Josefson went 1…

Any thought of Brendan Guhle cracking the opening night lineup on the Buffalo Sabres' blueline ended Sunday morning as the Sabres announced their top defense product has been sent to the Rochester Amerks to open the season. The move is not surprising given the team's depth on the defense and is another indication the Sabres are confident that Marco Scandella will be rea…

With the sports world smoldering this weekend over President Trump's blast at NFL players and his rescinded White House invitation to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, the Stanley Cup champions say they will make their pilgrimage to Washington again this season The Pittsburgh Penguins issued a two-paragraph statement to that effect Sunday morning: "The Pittsbur…

Usually when hockey people talk about speed, it's forwards on breakaways or defensemen joining the rush. Goaltenders are an afterthought. Robin Lehner, though, made a point of getting faster this summer. "I think the strength of my game is reading plays," he said Saturday night. "What I've been lacking is a little bit of speed and a little bit of edge work, which I'v…

In a strange scheduling quirk, the Sabres won't face the Toronto Maple Leafs until March 5. Based on this weekend, maybe that's a good thing. Though it's just preseason, Buffalo could do little against its rival. Toronto picked up a 3-1 victory Saturday in KeyBank Center, dropping the Sabres to 1-2-1 in their exhibitions. The Leafs earned a 3-0 victory Friday in Toro…

The Sabres' avalanche of assignments is underway. Following Saturday's workouts, Buffalo assigned 10 players to the Rochester Americans. Headed to the minors are forwards Kevin Porter, Stevie Moses, Eric Cornel and Vaclav Karabacek; defensemen Casey Nelson, Brycen Martin and Devante Stephens; and goaltenders Jason Kasdorf, Jonas Johansson and Adam Wilcox. Porter is s…

Sabres fans get to see the big guns Saturday. Buffalo's fourth preseason game will feature the team's top NHL talent. Here are Five Things to Know as the Sabres host Toronto at 7 p.m. in KeyBank Center. 1. Buffalo is dressing its best. The lineup features plenty of guys who will be in the opening-night lineup. Here were the lines and defense pairings at the mornin…

Cliff Pu laid a strong foundation. He'll build on it with another year of junior hockey. The Sabres sent Pu back to London of the Ontario Hockey League on Saturday morning. The 19-year-old is expected to again be the Knights' leader after pacing the team last season. He had 35 goals, 51 assists and 86 points in 63 games. Pu was the last junior player left in Buffalo'…

TORONTO – A main goal of the preseason is to evaluate players. The guys Buffalo watched Friday were the penalty-killers. They got way too much ice time – again. The Sabres took nine penalties during a 3-0 loss to Toronto, giving them 18 in the last two games. While a few calls were part of the officials' crackdown on slashing, the rest were a result of flat-foote…