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The Sabres have to submit their 23-man roster to the NHL at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Jack Eichel will be on the list, but no one's told him that yet. "Opening day is tomorrow, first day of the season is tomorrow, and we’ll make our roster tomorrow," coach Dan Bylsma said Tuesday in First Niagara Center. "So we’ll see tomorrow, but I will tell him." Eichel is not taking the announ…

Sabres fans in Southern Ontario with Bell TV will again be able to watch their favorite team. Fans with other cable or satellite services will not. Bell will broadcast 68 of the Sabres' 82 games this season, the team announced Monday. The games will be available at no extra charge on Channels 442 (standard definition) and 1442 (high definition). This will be the third se…

The Sabres warned Zack Kassian five years ago that he needed to grow up. The Montreal Canadiens are furious he didn't listen. Kassian broke his left foot and nose in a car crash around 6 a.m. Sunday, Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin told reporters Monday. Kassian was a passenger in the truck, according to Montreal police, with a 20-year-old woman driving. An 18-yea…

The Sabres are down to 23 healthy players, a number that matches the NHL roster limit. They don’t have to make any more moves before Thursday’s opener. They just have to decide which 20 players to use. The most intriguing competition is at forward. The Sabres have 13, which is one too many. The battle for playing time is on the third line. Buffalo used the quartet of Zem…

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The Buffalo News' annual NHL Preview section is out. As usual, it's a must-read as the Sabres get ready for opening night Thursday. Below are the stories and the links to them. To see the photo-filled section, click on our E-edition here or head to the stores in Western New York. Live out of town and want to buy a copy? Contact subscriber services at (716) 842-1111 betw…

For 40 minutes, the Sabres looked like the team from the past two seasons. For the final period, they showed the fans that things might be different in Buffalo. After falling into a 5-0 hole – and looking very bad while doing it – the Sabres scored four goals in the third period to get the previously booing fans back on their side. The rally fell short as Columbus escaped…

The Sabres have trimmed their roster by eight players, including right wing Patrick Kaleta. Buffalo announced that Kaleta and Matt Ellis, who were both in camp on minor-league contracts, have been released from their tryouts and will report to Rochester. Kaleta was injured for much of training camp, preventing him from making a serious push for a roster spot. The Sabres …

The Sabres finally got some good news on the injury front. Defenseman Josh Gorges, who has been out with a lower-body injury, skated with his teammates Friday morning and expects to play when the Sabres open the regular season Thursday. Gorges got dinged up during the first preseason game and had a “minor procedure” to clean up the injury. “I feel as though I’m ready to …

The Sabres will close their exhibition season Friday night at home against Columbus, and no matter the result they’ll end the preseason with a winning record. Buffalo is 4-2 after a 6-1 loss in Minnesota on Thursday night. The Sabres used a roster filled with minor-league players Thursday, and the Blue Jackets are expected to do the same Friday. Buffalo, meanwhile, will u…

Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly told reporters on Wednesday he had no idea if there was a resolution coming today to his legal issues. As it turns out, there was none. In hockey parlance, O'Reilly is now at a hat trick of delays. According to radio station CFPL-AM in London, Ont., O'Reilly's case was pushed back today to Oct. 22, meaning it will still be lingering well into …

For the first time this training camp Rasmus Ristolainen took the ice with his Buffalo Sabres teammates. The defenseman missed the first 10 days with an upper body injury. Back at practice, look to see Ristolainen in two of the three preseason games remaining on the schedule and from the sounds of head coach Dan Bylsma in Tuesday's game when the Sabres host the Toronto Ma…

The Buffalo Sabres trimmed their roster by 12 on Sunday sending those players to the Rochester Americans as the AHL team opens training camp on Monday. Loaned  to the Amerks were forwards Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste, Jean Dupuy, William Carrier, Daniel Catenacci, Justin Kea, Jack Nevins and Andrey Makarov. Forwards Jerry D'Amigo and Philip Varone were also loaned but…

The Sabres are planning to use Jack Eichel alongside Matt Moulson this season. But the preseason is a time to experiment, and Buffalo wants to see how Eichel's skills mesh with Evander Kane. Buffalo's top draft pick will skate in the middle of Kane and right wing Tyler Ennis on Saturday when the Sabres play in Ottawa. The 7 p.m. game is radio only on WGR-AM 550. [bn_twee…

TORONTO -- Coach Dan Bylsma said the Sabres planned all along to put the forward lines into the salt shaker for the third preseason game, and that comes tonight at 7:30 in Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It means quite a bit of a different look at tonight's combinations (listing LW-C-RW): Moulson-R. O'Reilly-Gionta Reinhart-C. O'Reilly-Bailey Deslaurier…