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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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DETROIT -- The Sabres are in Little Caesars Arena Friday night for their first game against the Detroit Red Wings in the league's most elaborate new facility. The $863 million arena built adjacent to Comerica Park (Tigers) and Ford Field (Lions) features a multitude of restaurants that are open to the public during the day and a giant concourse featuring the preserved marq…

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TORONTO -- Marcus Foligno told Minnesota beat writers last month he's quickly learned the difference between the Sabres and the Wild, and reiterated it last week during a visit in Air Canada Centre. "We have to be emotionally involved. There's nothing but winning here," Foligno told The Buffalo News. "Anything less than that is failure. That's not to discredit anything …

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DETROIT — Winger Luke Witkowski contributes virtually no offense but the Detroit Red Wings have liked the feistiness he's brought after joining the club from Tampa Bay. That element will be missing from the Detroit lineup Friday night against the Sabres, as Witkowski has been slapped with a 10-game suspension from the NHL for returning to the ice to join Wednesday's braw…

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From his youth days in Hamilton to his teenage days as an NHLer in Buffalo and as a 40-year-old hoisting the Stanley Cup, a career in hockey quickly flashed through the mind of Dave Andreychuk Monday night in Toronto. As his father openly wept in the audience at Brookfield Place, the 22-year NHL veteran accepted his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in a speech hig…

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Ineffective offense, especially on the power play, and injuries on defense have plagued the Buffalo Sabres all season. At least the other facet of their game is getting shored up. Buffalo goaltenders Robin Lehner and Chad Johnson combined to give up just five goals in the three games last week, which added to the frustration of a 1-1-1 stretch. Johnson, in particular, h…

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MONTREAL -- From a multitude of possible discussion points, there's really only one thing to focus on in the wake of the latest gut-punch absorbed by the Buffalo Sabres. The name of the game is putting the puck in the net. You can't do it, you don't win. Next case. The Sabres have scored exactly one goal five times in their last eight games and that's simply taking t…

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MONTREAL -- Max Pacioretty's goal with 1:52 left in overtime gave the Montreal Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night in a heartbreaker that saw the Sabres lead through 40 minutes but lose their second straight game. The usual Bell Centre sellout crowd of 21,302 roared its approval as Pacioretty beat Buffalo goalie Chad Johnson on a breakaway with th…

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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  -- Twice in the next three Saturdays, the Sabres will be in Bell Centre to meet the Montreal Canadiens and those will be the only visits they will make to the Habs' home this season. Both games will come on the second half of back-to-backs, with tonight's contest starting shortly after 7 on MSG and WGR Radio. Here are Five Things to Know about tonight's game:…

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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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TORONTO -- At the start of his Hall of Fame weekend, Dave Andreychuk spent plenty of time Friday afternoon thinking about where his NHL odyssey started. Memorial Auditorium is just a hole in the ground these days but it was the site where yet another Hall of Fame career was born. Andreychuk was taken by the Sabres at No. 16 in the 1982 draft, 10 spots after current c…

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Come Monday night, two of the Buffalo Sabres' trio of first-round draft picks from 1982 will be members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. One is current head coach Phil Housley, who became an honored member in 2015. The other is Dave Andreychuk, who will accept induction during this year's annual ceremony in Toronto. Housley's reaction: "Well, Scotty must have known something…

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This time, there was no snow job needed by Phil Housley. The Sabres really did play well Tuesday night in a full-marks, 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals. There was such a good vibe in the dressing room after the game. Robin Lehner succinctly said that's how the Sabres should play every night. All for that. The praise was universal for the way Jake McCabe jumped …

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When you sketched out the Sabres' defense to start the season, it looked like this: First pair: Marco Scandella-Rasmus Ristolainen Second pair: Jake McCabe-Zach Bogosian Third pair: Nathan Beaulieu-Victor Antipin Ready if needed: Josh Gorges, Justin Falk, Taylor Fedun Of course, it hasn't worked out that way. Bogosian hasn't played a single game after being injure…