Matchup: Buffalo Sabres (3-1-0) vs. New Jersey Devils (2-1-0)
Coach Don Granato is confident, however, that the injury is short-term and Eakin will return to the lineup next week.
Jeff Skinner combines with Miley Cyrus (!) for the signature moment in the latest victory.
Veterans Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons led the way at The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 at KeyBank Center on Tuesday, …
Wolanin will wear No. 86 for the Sabres, a first in franchise annals. He spent a good deal of time at Monday's practice on defense with Colin Miller and now waits for the chance to make the lineup.
“All our guys need experience, they need situations. It’s the only way they’re going to learn," coach Don Granato said.
"Anybody on the other side of the ice expecting an easy night is forewarned: The first step to respectability is not giving opponents a night off. The Sabres are getting there fast," writes Mike Harrington.
The Buffalo Sabres host the Arizona Coyotes at KeyBank Center for an afternoon game on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
When the Sabres hit the ice for Saturday's matinee against the Arizona Coyotes, they're going to do it without their No. 1 center and half of their top defense pair.
The Sabres rode a 30-save performance by 40-year-old goalie Craig Anderson to a 5-1 season-opening win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Connection is a word that resonates in Buffalo Sabres history. We saw it again in a season opener nothing short of stunning.
"A confluence of factors – led, of course, by the team's 10-year playoff drought – has cratered season ticket sales to a point the franchise has never endured."
"We’ve got to really work to score, and we’ve got to do it together," Rasmus Dahlin said.
“I think as you watch us, you'll see that night to night we'll be getting better and more efficient in different areas, and eventually it will all start to add up,” Granato says.
The Buffalo Sabres open the 2021-22 NHL season on Thursday against Montreal at KeyBank Center. Check out our team's complete preview coverage.
“We are a tight group and we know what we expect from each other,” Rasmus Dahlin said. “And everyone’s talking about the same stuff. Like, we really want to turn this around and we really want to be a winning team.”
You're not tanking when you're rebuilding with 12 former first- or second-round picks on your roster like this edition of the Sabres, Harrington says.
"We feel they're great leaders, two of our veteran guys that have a passion and love for not only the Sabres but Buffalo," said coach Don Granato.
Mittelstadt’s immediate impact shouldn’t have come as a surprise. He thrived under Don Granato during the second half of 2020-21, totaling nine goals and 17 points while averaging 17:17 of ice time in the final 22 games.
Also sent to Rochester with Luukkonen were AHL all-star defenseman Oksari Laaksonen and forwards Linus Weissbach, Matej Pekar, Ryan MacInnis and Sean Malone.
The Blue Jackets are bringing most of their top forward to KeyBank Center.
Vinnie Hinostroza might be the most interesting NHL journeyman who has been brought in to the Buffalo Sabres this season. We've seen him speed down the wing and show a nose for the puck that this club can use more of, Mike Harrington writes.
For the first time since back-to-back wins by Michael Houser over the New York Islanders in May, the Buffalo Sabres will be on the ice in KeyBank Center tonight.
Playing behind a struggling Sabres team inside Little Caesars Arena, Luuukkonen allowed five goals on 31 shots in a 6-2 loss that illustrated how much work is ahead for coach Don Granato and his players before the season opens Oct. 14.
The Sabres called an audible with their goalie plan to get a longer look at UPL.