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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…

By Mike Harrington Tyler Ennis' agent said negotiations with the Sabres went well, with both sides coming to a fair agreement on the 24-year-old's value in Buffalo's rebuilding plan. Eustace King said Ennis made it clear to the team he wanted to be a part of their solution, and that General Manager Tim Murray made it clear they wanted Ennis as well. From th…

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By Mike Harrington The Buffalo Sabres' top returning goal scorer and most prominent restricted free agent is back in the fold for the long term. Multiple sources confirmed to The Buffalo News early this morning that the team has re-signed center Tyler Ennis to a five-year deal worth $23 million. The deal was first noted Wednesday by NHL Network analyst and former NH…

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When the Sabres drafted local prospects Justin Bailey and Sean Malone in the second and sixth rounds of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, respectively, the franchise was in quite a different state than it is today. Darcy Regier was still running the show as general manager, Coach Ron Rolston just had the interim tag taken off his title, and Steve Ott and Thomas Vanek hadn’t…

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By Mike Harrington Here's what's going through my mind after Tuesday night's Sabres development camp scrimmage: Goaltending: Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth could very well be one-year stopgaps. Andrey Makarov and Linus Ullmark are coming quickly, with Ullmark looking very impressive. Jonas Johansson, picked by Tim Murray this year, is a classic big goalie Murray …

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It seems crazy to think of this as a make-or-break season for Mikhail Grigorenko. After all, he’s just 20 years old and has played only 43 NHL games. But he’s coming up on the final year of his entry-level contract and decisions need to be made, both by Grigorenko and the Buffalo Sabres.Large portions of Grigorenko’s first two seasons have been wasted.…

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Through the first two days of Sabres Development Camp, much of the talk has been of top pick Sam Reinhart, last year’s impressive rookies Zemgus Girgensons and Rasmus Ristolainen, and the new-look Mikhail Grigorenko.Because of the sheer volume of top prospects in attendance, not nearly as much has been made of another impressive young player: defenseman Nikita Zador…

MT @Nigrelli93: Back at the FNC for this morning's pre-scrimmage skate. 2014 top picks wait their turn in a drill pic.twitter.com/efkhwEsGlA— Buffalo News Sports (@TBNSports) July 15, 2014 The highlight of Day Two of the Sabres development camp -- and perhaps the top event of the entire week -- is tonight's 7 p.m. scrimmage at First Niagara Center.  The…

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All the pre-draft hype and post-draft talk is over. Sam Reinhart was actually in the flesh and on the ice Monday at First Niagara Center.All eyes were trained on the Buffalo Sabres’ most highly touted draft pick in 27 years during the first day of the team’s summer development camp, and it was readily obvious why Reinhart was tabbed the No. 2 overall choice t…

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When news first broke that the Buffalo Sabres, after more than a year of speculation, finally traded former Vezina Trophy-winning goalie Ryan Miller to St. Louis, Buffalo fans were eager to learn who the team acquired in return. The deal, which included then team captain Steve Ott, netted Buffalo first- (2015) and third-round (2016) picks, goalie Jaroslav Halak, who was tr…

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In a relatively minor trade last week with Winnipeg, the Sabres acquired an intriguing prospect in 6-foot-4 Quinnipiac University winger Jordan Samuels-Thomas. On Saturday, they signed him to a one-year deal, and are clearly interested in giving him a chance to be a depth player in Buffalo or a key one in Rochester.“I was excited because Buffalo is a great city,…

The Buffalo Sabres made another depth addition to their roster Sunday by signing free-agent forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year contract.Dalpe, 24, is a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder who had four goals and three assists last year in a career-high 55 games for the Vancouver Canucks. He plays predominantly at right wing.Dalpe was a former second-round pick (45th overall) by Carolina in …

The NHL draft was one thing. So was going No. 2 overall. And then there was a freshly signed pro contract.But this is what Sam Reinhart has been most excited about – stepping out on NHL ice for an NHL team in an NHL jersey.Reinhart along with 40 other players begins Buffalo Sabres development camp Monday.Before that, though, Reinhart took care of the business side o…