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by Amy Moritz The Buffalo Sabres have officially announced their assistant coaching staff for the 2014-15 season -- Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn and Tom Coolen with Arturs Irbe serving as goaltending coach. “I’m very happy with the group of talented hockey minds we were able to assemble for our coaching staff,” head coach Ted Nolan said in a press release f…

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The Buffalo Sabres officially announced their preseason schedule Thursday, and revealed family-friendly prices for the three home games in First Niagara Center.The home games will be Sept. 23 against Carolina, Sept. 26 against Toronto and Oct. 1 against Washington. All will be 7 p.m. starts.The Sabres will open the exhibition schedule Sept. 21 at Washington, and will also …

By Mike Harrington The Sabres have finalized a six-game preseason schedule -- which had already been floating around for weeks from other teams -- but have also announced the family-friendly ticket prices for the three games in First Niagara Center. The home games will be Sept. 23 against Carolina, Sept. 26 against Toronto and Oct. 1 against Washington. All will be 7 p.m…

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The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to hire Hall of Fame forward Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach under Ted Nolan. Sources with close ties to the organization said the move could be announced sometime within the next week.Nolan has been looking for help since firing assistant coaches he inherited when he took over for Ron Rolston last season. Teppo Numminen an…

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Bryan Trottier won six Stanley Cups as a player and one with the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach. (New York Times photo)   By Bucky Gleason The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to hire Hall of Fame forward Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach under Ted Nolan. Sources with close ties to the organization said the move could be announced sometime …

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Luke Adam, who has played parts of four seasons with Buffalo, has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres, the team announced Sunday.Adam, 6-foot-2, 206 pounds, has played mainly center with the organization since he was drafted 44th overall in 2008. Last season, the 24-year-old forward led the Rochester Americans in goals with 29 and ranked second on the team …

The Buffalo Sabres have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract. Reports on the TSN website say the deal is for $800,000.The 5-foot-11, 191-pound Benoit played last season for the Colorado Avalanche, scoring seven goals with 21 assists in 79 games.He played parts of two seasons with Ottawa, while Sabres GM Tim Murray was in the Senators’ front office. …

The name of former Buffalo Sabre Thomas Vanek reportedly was found in wagering records associated with an inquiry by federal officials into a gambling ring in suburban Rochester.According to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, sources said Vanek was asked to aid in the investigation of Paul Borrelli and Mark and Joseph Ruff, who were arrested by the FBI in June. The th…

Former Buffalo Sabre Thomas Vanek reportedly is a witness in a gambling investigation centered on a restaurant and bar in suburban Rochester.The story was reported by WHEC-TV in Rochester. Vanek visited a federal court building in Rochester on Monday morning. The television station reported that Vanek is connected to a probe of the Marina Restaurant and Bar in Charlotte. V…

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For 20 years, the Buffalo Sabres have been pretty set in net. That’s not the case now. Dominik Hasek, Martin Biron and Ryan Miller have played the vast majority of games since Hasek supplanted Grant Fuhr as the No. 1 goaltender during the 1993-94 season. But there’s no longer an iron-clad starter.Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth figure to be the team’…

Tim Murray’s heavy lifts of the offseason seem to be complete. The draft and free agency brought resoundingly positive reviews to the Buffalo Sabres’ first-year general manager. The team’s summer development camp – highlighted by more than 8,700 fans coming to First Niagara Center for a July scrimmage – was a showcase for its cadre of hig…

Where does Tyler Ennis fit in with the Sabres now and in the future? Is a $4.6 million cap hit too high for him going forward for the next five years?Interesting questions. We’re here to try to provide answers.General Manager Tim Murray acknowledged Friday that Ennis is the team’s No. 1 center for this year, with the obvious caveat that we don’t know w…

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By Mike Harrington Where does Tyler Ennis fit in with the Sabres now and in the future? Is a $4.6 million cap hit too high for him going forward for the next five years? Interesting questions. We're here to try to provide answers. General Manager Tim Murray acknowledged today that Ennis is the team's No. 1 center for this year, with the obvious caveat that we …

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Sabres General Manager Tim Murray has made it clear several times since last season ended that the team wanted to move forward with Tyler Ennis as one of its core players. Ennis was the Sabres’ top returning goal scorer and was coming off a two-year “bridge” contract after his entry-level deal, so he figured it was time to get paid.The Sabres agreed. T…

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The increasingly physical play at Sabres Development Camp has been well-documented. The young players seem intent on checking and “taking the body” whenever possible. Few have embodied this spirit more than J.T. Compher.Despite standing just 5-foot-11 and weighing 190 pounds, Compher does not hold back in throwing his body around and has even traded shoves an…