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The 2018 World Junior Championship is down to the final eight teams. With the preliminary round in the rearview mirror, it's win and move on. One team from each preliminary round group was eliminated -- Denmark in Group A and Belarus in Group B. The remaining teams will all play Tuesday in a four-game slate featuring three battles at KeyBank Center and one at HarborCent…

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Alex Nylander showed why they call him the Snipe Show in Sweden's 3-1 win against Czech Republic in the World Junior Championship Thursday. The Buffalo Sabres prospect capitalized on a power play opportunity early in the third period with a laser from inside the left dot to the top right corner. The puck snuck through a pair of Czech sticks and hit the top corner with s…

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Sabres prospect Casey Mittelstadt had a goal and an assist in the United States’ 3-1 pre-tournament victory against Sweden in Erie, Pa. Mittelstadt opened the scoring six minutes into the game, beating the Swedish goalie with a glove-side wrist shot on the power play. Kailer Yamamoto scored the game winner, collecting a rebound following a Mittelstadt shot. Fellow…

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Just before practice started Thursday in KeyBank Center, Robin Lehner looked like something from the "Friday the 13th" series. He had on an old fiberglass mask worn by former NHL goalie Paul Harrison with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the late 70s and for six games during the 1981-82 season with the Sabres. Lehner was apparently pondering it for the Winter Classic and let goa…

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Alex Nylander will again be playing in Buffalo ... and for Sweden. The Sabres have loaned the forward to Team Sweden for the world junior championships. The 19-year-old will leave the Rochester Americans for the tournament, which will be held from Tuesday through Jan. 5 in Buffalo. Nylander has two goals and four points in 15 games for the Amerks. He started his seas…

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As the world junior tournament nears, the Buffalo Sabres are still discussing whether to let prospect Alex Nylander play for Sweden. "We still have discussions with Team Sweden throughout," Buffalo General Manager Jason Botterill said Friday. "They've been very accommodating in that situation there." Sweden has an exhibition game against Denmark on Monday in Rocheste…

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Though Alex Nylander is in his second professional season, the Buffalo Sabres prospect is still eligible to play in the world juniors. That might happen. General Manager Jason Botterill will continue to talk with Nylander and Swedish hockey officials before deciding whether to release the forward for the world junior tournament. It's being held in Buffalo from Dec. 26 t…

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Phil Housley said Alex Nylander needs to work on his timing. That's fitting since someone has already cleaned his clock. Nylander played his first game of the season Friday in Rochester, and the Sabres' No. 1 draft pick in 2016 earned an assist during a 4-2 victory over Hartford. "The first couple shifts were a little rusty, but the second period I felt great out the…

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DETROIT -- Finally, more than two months after he was injured in the Sabres first game of the Prospects Challenge, Alexander Nylander is making his season debut tonight. Nylander, Buffalo's No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft, will be in the lineup for Rochester's game against Hartford in Blue Cross Arena. Here's Nylander's interview today with the Amerks' web site: https:/…

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LAS VEGAS — Veteran winger Kyle Okposo returned to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup Tuesday night against the Vegas Golden Knights after missing the previous two games due to the flu. He said it was a relief to escape the throes of his bug and regain some of the weight he's lost. "Basically sitting in a hotel room for 2 1/2 straight days is not good stuff," Okposo said after …

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LAS VEGAS — Former No. 1 draft pick Alexander Nylander has been off the ice since he was injured in the Sabres' first prospect game in mid-September. He missed all of training camp, derailing any hope of him cracking the NHL lineup. Now he's missed the start of the season in Rochester too. But Nylander is getting closer to a return to the ice and a start to his season. …

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The Buffalo Sabres finalized their opening night roster Tuesday and, as expected, their most unlikely choice at forward is free-agent signee Seth Griffith. Griffith, who split time last year between Toronto, Florida and the minors, saw time on the top line in the third period of Friday's preseason finale against the New York Islanders. He was back with Jack Eichel and E…

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The only date Marco Scandella is concerned with is Oct. 5. He wants to be ready when the Sabres open the regular season. As for the days between now and then? If he can get on the ice, great. If not, that's fine, too. "I don't want to be that guy coming in and then being out right away again," Scandella said  in HarborCenter. "Once I get back in there, I just want to…

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Ryan O'Reilly knows the Sabres' captaincy is available. While he says it would be an honor to wear the "C," he's not going to campaign for it. As usual, his words suggest he's a top candidate. The Sabres struggled with communication last season, and O'Reilly is determined to change that. "Leadership is a big part, hold everyone accountable, myself being accountabl…

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The Sabres used the No. 2 overall draft pick on center Sam Reinhart in 2014. For much of the last two seasons, Reinhart was a right winger, not a center. Just a few minutes into Phil Housley's chat to open training camp, it was wondered where Reinhart will play. "Do I really have to reveal that right out of the gate?" Housley said with a laugh. Thankfully, the coa…