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MONTREAL -- Benoit Pouliot has been so productive of late, the last thing he wanted to do was sit out a game when he wasn't hurt. It looked like that was a possibility Saturday morning, as Pouliot had a phone hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for a hit Friday night on Florida's Keith Yandle. But the Sabres got good news Saturday afternoon when the leagu…

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MONTREAL -- The Buffalo Sabres got a break from the long arm of the NHL law and will have Benoit Pouliot in the lineup when they meet the Montreal Canadiens tonight in Bell Centre. After a phone hearing, the NHL's Department of Player Safety ruled there would be no supplemental discipline for Pouliot in the wake of what it initially termed an illegal check to the head a…

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Let's fact-check a few things Benoit Pouliot has said. The Sabres forward says he's a slow starter. The numbers back him up. He said he has a lot to prove after watching his stats plummet so low that Edmonton bought him out. That's true, too. He said he's the type of player who just stands in front of the net for his goals. No way, Pinocchio. Pouliot scored …

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It was, without question, his best game of the season. On Saturday in Boston, Benoit Pouliot had five shots on goal, scored his first of the season, was a plus-two and skated 15 minutes, 42 seconds. It was finally a bit of a breakthrough for the 31-year-old left winger in his first season with the Buffalo Sabres. "I skated a little bit more. I think my legs felt b…

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SUMMERLIN, Nevada — It took a review by the National Hockey League but Sabres forward Sam Reinhart officially has his first goal of the season. The NHL has changed the scoring on the game-winning goal from Sunday's 3-1 victory in Anaheim, crediting the goal to Reinhart on an assist from Benoit Pouliot with 31.3 seconds left in the second period. Reinhart said after th…

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Benoit Pouliot has seen a team rise from the depths. The Edmonton Oilers were a laughingstock in 2014. They were a goal away from reaching the Western Conference final last season. Pouliot sees no reason why the Sabres can't do the same thing. "In Edmonton when I got there, I think it was the worst year I've ever had playing in the NHL," the left winger said Saturday…

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Benoit Pouliot has seen a team rise from the depths. The Edmonton Oilers were a laughingstock in 2014. They were a goal away from reaching the Western Conference final last season. Pouliot sees no reason why the Sabres can't do the same thing. "In Edmonton when I got there, I think it was the worst year I've ever had playing in the NHL," the left winger said Saturday…

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The Sabres did some number crunching Monday. Buffalo fans who still have their old Jason Pominville jerseys will be pleased. Pominville, reacquired this offseason, will wear his familiar No. 29 when the Sabres return to the ice next month. Defenseman Jake McCabe gave up No. 29 and will switch to No. 19, the number he wore in college at Wisconsin. The Sabres announced…