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Buffalo Sabres backup goalie Chad Johnson, an unrestricted free agent, said he's interested in returning to Buffalo but has to be shown the team is willing to make changes. "I know I can be a good goalie in this league and I showed that when things were the way they should be," Johnson said at locker cleanout day Monday. "I have to see the change, whether it's through p…

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The Sabres whiffed on their first chance to impress the home crowd. They don't have to wait long for another opportunity. Here are Five Things to Know as Buffalo hosts the Florida Panthers on Thursday night. 1. Don't leave Chad hanging Goaltender Chad Johnson will return to the crease for the Sabres. His last appearance was a 2-1 overtime victory in his hometown o…

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NEWARK, N.J. – This trip is meaningful for Jacob Josefson, and the Buffalo Sabres know it. So as they wrapped up practice in his old arena, they sent him to center ice to lead the stretch and give a pep talk. "I just told the guys we had to win," Josefson said. Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils is Josefson's first trip to Prudential Center as a visitor. Dra…

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Jacob Josefson made an immediate impact the last time he returned from injury. He'll get another chance to do it soon. The Sabres center practiced fully again Monday, and he could rejoin the lineup Tuesday when Buffalo hosts Boston. "Another good-paced practice for him, and we'll see how he is tomorrow," coach Phil Housley said in KeyBank Center. Josefson skated i…

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The Sabres want Jacob Josefson to stick around longer than three games this time. So even though the center is making rapid progress with his ankle injury, his return to the lineup isn't imminent. Josefson was a surprise participant in Buffalo's optional practice Monday. He reinjured his right ankle Nov. 25, and the initial timeline was four to six weeks. He's skating i…

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Jacob Josefson's ankle is turning into his Achilles' heel. Just three games after returning from an ankle injury, the Buffalo Sabres center tweaked the ankle again. Coach Phil Housley announced Monday that Josefson will miss the next four to six weeks. "It's tough," Housley said in KeyBank Center. "It's difficult when you lose a guy like that. He sort of put everybod…

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MONTREAL – There was no doubt who the fans came to see. Montreal goaltender Carey Price had barely stepped onto the ice Saturday when the sellout crowd started chanting, "Carey, Carey, Carey." Buffalo would have liked to see the all-world goalie miss one more game. They might have had a chance to win. Price, who had been out since Nov. 2 with a lower-body injury, bla…

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The Sabres' battered lineup is getting a reinforcement. Buffalo has recalled defenseman Taylor Fedun from Rochester. To make room on the roster, the Sabres have placed center Jacob Josefson on injured reserve. The Sabres practiced with six defensemen Thursday. Josh Gorges is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, while Zach Bogosian (lower body) and Justin Falk (undisc…

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When you look at the crowd of players among the Buffalo Sabres' potential bottom-six forwards, there's one intangible you have to keep in mind about Jacob Josefson. The former New Jersey Devils center is one of the NHL's best when it comes to the shootout. The last two years, remember, the Sabres have been the NHL's worst. Over the last three seasons, Josefson went 1…

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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…