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The Sabres made some roster moves Thursday morning, recalling forward Kyle Criscuolo and defenseman Casey Nelson from the Rochester Americans. They placed defensemen Taylor Fedun and Matt Tennyson on injured reserve. Criscuolo gets his first recall after signing a two-year contract with the Sabres in July. In 14 games with the Amerks he is tied for the team lead with 11…

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There was a small divide between the players and coach Phil Housley on what went wrong during the Buffalo Sabres' latest loss. They were both right. Buffalo's players bemoaned their lack of aggression during the third period Tuesday. Pittsburgh outshot the Sabres, 13-6, to erase a 4-3 deficit and earn a 5-4 overtime win. "We were flicking pucks out to the neutral …

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ROCHESTER – No one thought it would be this long. Even in the super-secret world of hockey injuries where specifics are heavily guarded and information is carefully worded, this caught pretty much everyone off guard. It was during the first game of the Prospects Challenge when Alexander Nylander suffered a lower body injury. The official word was that the Buffalo S…

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Marco Scandella is $5,000 poorer. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman unleashed a wicked two-hand slash Tuesday night, and the NHL Player Safety Department hit back Wednesday with a $5,000 fine. It is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. Scandella took a baseball swing at the lower body …

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Jack Eichel ended an eight-game scoring drought. Sam Reinhart stopped a 10-game skid. There are still plenty of Buffalo Sabres who aren't producing. Here's a look at the slumps that remain following Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss in Pittsburgh. * The defensemen The 10 blue-liners have played a combined 114 games. They have zero goals. Zero on 162 shots. Buffalo is…

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PITTSBURGH – Jack Eichel, Evander Kane and Sam Reinhart all scored. In a show of camaraderie, Eichel and Kane dropped the gloves after seeing Reinhart get dropped on his keister. There was going to be a well-earned celebration for the Sabres' top line. The good vibes disappeared when the victory did. The trio hung out in Buffalo's dressing room after a 5-4 overtime…

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PITTSBURGH – The Sabres got rid of a few unsightly droughts. The big one remained. Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart ended their goal-scoring slumps, but Buffalo still couldn't win in Pittsburgh. The Penguins rallied from 3-1 and 4-3 deficits to pick up a 5-4 overtime victory Tuesday. The Sabres have a seven-game slide in PPG Paints Arena. Overall, the Penguins are on a…

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PITTSBURGH – With staged fights between enforcers essentially a thing of the past, pugilistic battles typically come after a big hit. Many bemoan the fact that even clean checks result in fisticuffs. Josh Gorges isn't among the many. The Sabres defenseman barreled through Montreal's Brendan Gallagher on Saturday, then had to answer for the legal blow by fighting Jo…

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The Buffalo Sabres will hold their annual Thanksgiving turkey drive from 6 to 9 a.m. Thursday. For every 20-pound turkey donated, the Sabres will hand out two tickets to an upcoming game. There is a four-ticket maximum per person. The team collected more than 2,000 turkeys last year. This year's drive will again benefit the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of WNY.…

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The Buffalo Sabres head to Pittsburgh tonight to face the Stanley Cup champion Penguins at 7 p.m. http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/14/five-things-to-know-as-sabres-visit-pittsburgh-penguins/ Follow along with our team's coverage: https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/sabres-coverage

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PITTSBURGH – With staged fights between enforcers essentially a thing of the past, pugilistic battles typically come after a big hit. Many bemoan the fact that even clean checks result in fisticuffs. Josh Gorges isn't among the many. The Buffalo Sabres defenseman barreled through Montreal's Brendan Gallagher on Saturday, then had to answer for the legal blow by fig…

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PITTSBURGH – The Sabres are once again hoping Justin Bailey finds consistency in his return to Rochester. With Bailey healed after missing five games with a lower-body injury, Buffalo has sent the right winger back to the Amerks. "He's been off for a while, get his timing back, get some confidence back," Sabres coach Phil Housley said Tuesday. In the continuatio…

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PITTSBURGH – The Sabres are going to have to buck a lot of unsightly trends if they want to get back in the win column. Here are Five Things to Know as Buffalo visits the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 1. Paint a sad picture People in Pittsburgh love coming to PPG Paints Arena, selling out 490 straight games. The Sabres do not like coming to the building…

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From his youth days in Hamilton to his teenage days as an NHLer in Buffalo and as a 40-year-old hoisting the Stanley Cup, a career in hockey quickly flashed through the mind of Dave Andreychuk Monday night in Toronto. As his father openly wept in the audience at Brookfield Place, the 22-year NHL veteran accepted his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in a speech hig…