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Zach Bogosian will play his first game since April, so Dan Bylsma gave the Sabres defenseman a little advice heading into Tuesday's meeting with Dallas. "I told him to run a few miles this afternoon to tire himself out," Bylsma said in First Niagara Center. "My worry is him being too rambunctious than not being able to keep up." Bogosian is indeed excited to make his sea…

The Sabres' annual food drive is back and will be held during the next three home games. Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations to Tuesday's game against Dallas, next Monday's game against St. Louis and the Nov. 25 meeting with Nashville. All donations will given to the Food Bank of Western New York. Items will be collected at major entran…

The attention keeps coming for Jack Eichel. He filmed a commercial for an international doughnut chain Monday in HarborCenter. The Chicago Tribune is in town to do a feature on him. And once again, Sabres coach Dan Bylsma is impressed by the groundedness of the rookie. "There’s a lot of chatter and a lot of talk and a lot of things going on, and he doesn’t seem to get it…

Zach Bogosian went through his toughest practice yet Monday, and how he recovers from it will determine when the defenseman returns to the Sabres' lineup. If all goes well, he might play Tuesday when Buffalo hosts the Dallas Stars. "I feel good," Bogosian said in First Niagara Center. "I’m not going to sit here and say I’m in. That’s up to coach, but I feel like I’m ready…

After a run of three games in five nights, the Sabres are taking the day off Sunday. They'll return to the ice with practice Monday, and they host Lindy Ruff and the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Here's a look at the Sabres' numbers through 17 games: *They are 8-8-1 for 17 points, tied for fourth in the Atlantic Conference with Boston, Detroit and Florida. *Buffalo is 24th i…

The Sabres picked up a point for the fourth straight game, but their longtime mastery over the San Jose Sharks is over. With a 2-1 victory in overtime Saturday, the Sharks finally halted the Sabres' winning streak in the series at eight games. It was just the second victory ever in Buffalo for San Jose. The Sharks' lone victory in their first 17 visits came Dec. 2, 2005. …

It's been more than three years since Jamie McGinn played for San Jose, but it still means something when he faces them. "Absolutely," said the Sabres forward, who will be in the lineup Saturday night when the Sharks visit First Niagara Center. "I was just talking to the guys in broadcast that were there when I played, and it feels like yesterday that I was just there. Th…

The first question for Dan Bylsma after practice Friday was about the reappearance of defenseman Zach Bogosian. "Who?" Bylsma said. Though the Sabres' coach was joking, it could have been a legitimate question. Bogosian has been dealing with a lower-body injury since the third day of training camp and unable to play. The defenseman finally practiced fully with the team i…

When the Sabres skate out for their pregame warmup in First Niagara Center, it turns into a commercial for DraftKings. The logo for the daily sports fantasy site is plastered on the scoreboard and the ribbon board. [bn_tweet url="https://twitter.com/BuffNewsVogl/status/652251629580886016"] DraftKings also has an ad on the boards behind the Sabres' net, making the company…

The Sabres won. The Bills won. It was a big night for #OneBuffalo. It was the first time in a while. The Sabres and Bills won on the same day for the first time since Jan. 3, 2010, according to Ian Ott of the Sabres' media relations staff. Here are some other facts from Ott about the teams playing on the same day: *Buffalo's teams turned the tables on the Florida Panth…

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Some key firsts sparked the Buffalo Sabres to their third straight win Thursday night, a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers in BB&T Center. * Captain Brian Gionta got things started with his first goal of the season in the opening period. Gionta swept home a quick snapshot off a Matt Moulson pass with 32 seconds left in the first period. And the …

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Buffalo Sabres seem to developing a good problem in their net. Chad Johnson has given up one goal in his last 124 minutes of action and is coming off a win Tuesday night in Tampa Bay but he's not getting the call tonight in BB&T Center against the Florida Panthers. The start goes back to rookie Linus Ullmark, who has won three of his last four dec…

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Sabres have scrapped their morning skate in advance of tonight's game against the Florida Panthers and, as the saying goes, will be taking their talents to South Beach for the day. That means we'll get an update from coach Dan Bylsma around 5 p.m. in advance of the 7:30 start in the BB&T Center. (The game is on MSG but you should note radio coverag…

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Buffalo Sabres haven't won three in a row yet this season. They haven't been at .500 since winning the final game of the 2013 lockout season to finish 21-21-6. They haven't swept a two-game Florida trip since Feb. 26-28, 2013. They can accomplish all of those points with a win Thursday over the Florida Panthers. "There's pretty big significance in it…

TAMPA -- While Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper denied Andrei Vasilevskiy's numbers against the Sabres had anything to do with his decision to again play his backup tonight -- an assertion no one believes -- Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma was open today about how recent history enters his mind. Chad Johnson is getting the start for the Sabres tonight, his first in five game…