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David Leggio is going to the Olympics. USA Hockey has named the Williamsville goaltender to its 2018 Olympic team. The 33-year-old spent three seasons in the Buffalo Sabres' organization, playing for the minor-league clubs in Portland and Rochester from 2010 to 2013. The United States named most of its roster on New Year's Day, but it kept openings for two goaltender…

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The Sabres' bye week, which runs Friday through Tuesday, is coming at a good time for Victor Antipin. The defenseman is finally healthy after an illness that kept him away from the team for 10 days. The break will allow him to eat and recover after he lost a noticeable amount of weight. "Certainly, him being out that amount of time has taken its toll on his body," Sa…

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Derek Roy's Olympic dream is a reality. The former Buffalo Sabres center is one of 25 players who will represent Canada at the 2018 Games next month in South Korea. Hockey Canada unveiled the roster Thursday, and it also includes former Sabres defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani. With the NHL unwilling to send players to the Games, Roy is one of the most recognizable sele…

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The points are piling up for Jack Eichel and he reached another career milestone Wednesday when he was selected for the Atlantic Division team that will play in the NHL All-Star Game Jan. 28 in Tampa. It's the first All-Star nod for Eichel, the 21-year-old in his third pro season. "It's going to be a huge honor," Eichel said Thursday morning in KeyBank Center as the Sab…

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It's the last game before the Buffalo Sabres begin their bye week and the team remains desperate for a win. The Sabres are on a four-game losing streak and host the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursdady night at 7 in KeyBank Center. Here's what you need to know to get ready: 1.  The Sabres are looking for passion in their game. Wednesday's practice featured a loud rant fro…

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Jack Eichel will be playing in his first NHL All-Star Game. The forward earned the honor for the first time in his three-year NHL career and is the lone representative for the Buffalo Sabres at this season's event. Eichel leads the Sabres in goals (17), assists (22) and points (39). He will be part of the 2018 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for Jan. 27-28 at Amalie A…

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On the surface, it felt as if the practice fell apart at the seams. But upon closer examination, the emotional altercation during a five-on-five drill may be just what the Buffalo Sabres need. If nothing else, it shows while the team is in last place in the Eastern Conference, there's still a pulse to the roster. A shoving and shouting match between Evander Kane and …

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If you love the look of the Sabres' Winter Classic jersey, you'll get three chances to see the team wear them in KeyBank Center this year. The team announced it will wear that uniform style on Feb. 8 (vs. the New York Islanders), Feb. 19 (vs. the Washington Capitals), and April 4 (vs. the Ottawa Senators). The Feb. 19 game will also feature a Winter Classic jersey theme…

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Phil Housley opened his mouth, and he shot darts instead of words. Each one was a bull's-eye, bluntly striking its target. The Buffalo Sabres coach aimed at his goaltenders first. Down they went. He moved on to the skaters. The sharp points stuck straight in their chest. After a 7-4 loss to Winnipeg dropped the Sabres to 10-24-9, Housley had clearly seen enough. …

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Marty Biron will be inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame on Feb. 16 before the Amerks host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Blue Cross Arena. Biron played for the Amerks for parts of four seasons from 1997-2001 with a 59-32-9 career record, .921 save percentage, and a 2.36 goals against average, the latter ranking 12th among all goaltenders in Amerks …

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Welcome back. Or not. The Sabres played their first game in Buffalo in almost three weeks, and it was as if Stephen King scripted the homecoming. There were horror stories all over the ice. Winnipeg trounced the home team Tuesday, picking up an easy 7-4 victory in KeyBank Center. The Sabres scored two goals late to make the result appear less lopsided. The Jets se…

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So you think we're done talking about droughts, right? Not on this watch. The way things are going for the Sabres, they'll have you smashing tables for an entirely different reason. Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane signed off for the season on Tuesday, and that puts the spotlight in the 716 clearly on Phil Housley and Jason Botterill. Just guessing here, but nobody i…

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The Buffalo Sabres host the Winnipeg Jets at 7 p.m. in KeyBank Center. http://buffalonews.com/2018/01/09/five-things-to-know-as-sabres-host-winnipeg-jets/ Follow along with our team's coverage: https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage

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It was just his fourth career NHL game and an inauspicious start for Brendan Guhle. The defenseman took a hooking penalty just 4:47 into the game. Not the best start, especially when facing the second-best power play in the league. The Winnipeg Jets scored with Guhle in the box to kickstart their offense in a 7-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres in KeyBank Center Tuesday …

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Marty Biron will be inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame on Feb. 16 before the Amerks host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Blue Cross Arena. Biron played for the Amerks for parts of four seasons from 1997-2001 with a 59-32-9 career record, .921 save percentage, and a 2.36 goals against average, the later ranking 12th among all goaltenders in Amerks f…