Seven players with Sabres ties were able to travel to Latvia when Buffalo concluded its season last month. Here's how they fared.
Each Sabres player participating can use this as a platform to strengthen his standing with the team.
A dynamo on the power play, Olofsson is still searching for ways to make an impact for the Sabres at 5-on-5.
"The Sabres still need to shoot pucks more, but at least the ones they are firing are starting to find the net," writes Mike Harrington.
The Sabres (9-24-6), still last in the NHL with 24 points, were unable to extend their point streak to six games, which would have been their longest since they went 5-0-1 to start the 2019-20 season.
The 36-year-old former Stanley Cup champion is trying to make the best of an increasingly challenging situation.
The Sabres (6-15-4), now 0-8-1 in their last nine games and 31st in the NHL with 16 points in 25 games, were already without captain Jack Eichel.
"With every chance to go feel sorry for themselves in the finale of a road trip, the Sabres refused to wilt to everything going on around them," writes Mike Harrington.
For a taxi squad defense pairing, Will Borgen and Brandon Davidson were more than adequate for the Buffalo Sabres in Monday night's game again…
"The Sabres still do just enough to stub their toes, and it makes a difference on a nightly basis because there are too many good teams in the East Division," writes Mike Harrington.
The Buffalo Sabres’ makeshift defense corps couldn't overcome its miscues during a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders at KeyBank Center.
Though the roster is unquestionably more talented than a year ago, Ralph Krueger is still discovering how to build a lineup that will produce consistently at 5-on-5.
Jack Eichel got the only goal in the shootout and Linus Ullmark went 3 for 3 in the Buffalo net as the Sabres pulled out a 4-3 victory Sunday over the depleted Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena.
Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar each scored two goals to help the Sabres secure their first win of the season, a 6-1 victory over the previously undefeated Philadelphia Flyers.
There was a lot of good news in Sabreland Wednesday. But like it seems for several years with this franchise, there's always something.
It was noteworthy following practice Sunday in KeyBank Center that Ristolainen described a bright outlook for the Sabres ahead of this 56-game season
Ralph Krueger may have lost another top forward to an injury on the second day of Buffalo Sabres training camp.
Pair Dahlin with Colin Miller and watch the impact they will have on the Sabres’ top line, Lance Lysowski says.
As much as a second contract is a landmark achievement for Olofsson, he expressed the belief that he’s capable of more.
In addition to his 20 goals, Olofsson had 22 assists for 42 points and a minus-1 rating during his first full season in the NHL.
The team also avoided arbitration with Sam Reinhart on Sunday by signing the right winger to a one-year contract worth $5.2 million.
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It’s unclear how the puzzle pieces will fit once the 2020-21 season begins.
The National Hockey League Players’ Association announced Tuesday the following dates for Sabres players who will have their case heard in front of an independent arbitrator: goalie Linus Ullmark (Oct. 26), winger Sam Reinhart (Oct. 27) and winger Victor Olofsson (Nov. 4).
“There’s no doubt about it that him being there is a big reason why I chose Buffalo,” Taylor Hall said of Jack Eichel.