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Forward Tyler Randell, who spent part of the 2015-16 season with the Boston Bruins, signed a one-year contract with the Sabres' affiliate, the Rochester Americans of the AHL. Randell had six goals and 47 penalty minutes in27 games with the Bruins that season, his only NHL action. He has primarily played in the AHL the last six seasons. In 2017-1, he had three goals and fi…

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Forward Tyler Randell, who spent part of the 2015-16 season with the Boston Bruins, signed a one-year contract with the Sabres' AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, the team announced Wednesday. The Amerks also announced the signing of  forward Vasily Glotov to a one-year deal. Glotov's agent had previously announced the signing on Twitter. Glotov was a Sabres' seven…

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This is the first of two stories looking at the NHL's Atlantic Division in the wake of the draft and free agency period. Read Part Two. The Atlantic Division is seriously top heavy – and that doesn't even account for the possibility of Erik Karlsson landing in Tampa Bay. And now that John Tavares has been added to the mix in Toronto, it's bad news all around for teams l…

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Russian center Vasily Glotov has signed a one-year American Hockey League contract with the Buffalo Sabres organization, agent Dan Milstein tweeted. The Sabres have not announced the signing. On Wednesday, Glotov confirmed the deal on Twitter: Glotov, 20, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Sabres in 2016 and has spent the last two years in the Quebec Major …

The Buffalo Sabres added another forward to their roster of players in the fold on Monday when they signed left wing C.J. Smith to a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $874,125, according to the team. The signing of Justin Bailey, Evan Rodrigues, Nicholas Baptiste and Danny O’Regan over the weekend leaves forward Sam Reinhart as the team’s only uns…

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And one remains. The Buffalo Sabres agreed to terms Monday with forward C.J. Smith on a one-year, two-way contract, meaning the organization has signed five of its six restricted free agents. The only one without a deal to this point is Sam Reinhart. General Manager Jason Botterill has said the team and Reinhart's agent are looking to agree on a multiyear deal and Bo…

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About five years ago, Amy and Mike Lesakowski were driving on the Niagara Thruway above downtown when Mike pointed to HarborCenter, then under construction, and told his wife that's where they would someday hold a record-breaking hockey tournament to raise money for charity. "I was like, 'OK, honey,' " Amy Lesakowki recalled Sunday with a laugh. Amy is a breast cance…

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By Sam Carchidi The Philadelphia Inquirer Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery died at age 35 while swimming in Ontario on Sunday morning. The Flyers confirmed his death late Sunday afternoon. The Hamilton Spectator reported a man drowned after visiting a friend’s boat at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. It did not name the victim, but Toronto photojournalist Andrew Co…

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The Buffalo Sabres addressed the depth at forward in the organization on Sunday with the signing of three skaters to one-year, two-way contracts including Williamsville native Justin Bailey. The Sabres also announced the signing of Daniel O'Regan and Nicholas Baptiste. All three restricted free agents have limited NHL experience but figure to contend for roster position…

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The Sabres have signed restricted free agent forwards Danny O'Regan, Nick Baptsite and Justin Bailey to two-way contracts for the 2018-19 season, the team announced Sunday. O'Regan's deal has an average annual value of $874,125. Baptiste's has an average annual value of $787,500 and Bailey's has an AAV of $715,000. O'Regan was acquired by the Sabres at the trade dead…

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With a number of signings this offseason, here's a look at five key players new to the Buffalo Beauts this year: 1. Shannon Szabados. The three-time Olympian for Team Canada has an 8-1-0 record at the Olympic games. She was part of the gold medal team in 2010 and backstopped the Canadians to gold in 2014. Her only blemish is a loss to the U.S. in the 2018 gold-medal gam…

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The initial reaction was surprise leaning toward shock. Did the Buffalo Beauts really just sign Shannon Szabados, the best goaltender in women’s hockey and one of the sport’s most recognizable names? But soon, the shock turned to no-brainer, at least for Jacquie Greco. The 27-year-old Buffalo native who also signed on for her third season with the Beauts saw the rush…

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In a seven-paragraph message posted to Twitter Friday night, former Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly thanked the Sabres organization and the City of Buffalo for the treatment he received during his three seasons with the team. Wrote O'Reilly in part: "When I was traded here I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away by how much this city has to offer and all of the amazi…

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As the 11 Day Power Play heads into its final weekend, there will be an emotional Sunday finale – and there are already plans for the event to return next year. Amy Lesakowski, the executive director of the 11 Day Power Play, said the fundraiser will be back in 2019 with the same "Community Shift" format it had this year. "At the closing ceremony last year we mention…