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Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton, who is tied for third in the NHL in wins and was a key cog on the team's recent 10-game winning streak, is out of the lineup with an upper-body injury and will not play in Saturday's matinee against Philadelphia in KeyBank Center. Coach Phil Housley said after practice Friday that Hutton is listed as day to day. The injury apparently…

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Lawrence Pilut has fed off his spirited introduction to the NHL. Three nights after the Buffalo Sabres' defenseman made his debut against the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla., Pilut played his second game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. He went from one of the more low-key arenas to the more raucous "Smashville." Pilut played his third game Tuesday against the To…

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The Buffalo Sabres defense is in a temporary makeshift mode. With upper-body injuries to Jake McCabe, Casey Nelson and Marco Scandella, the Sabres aren’t necessarily scrambling to plug holes, but they’re cognizant of what needs to be done with fewer experienced blueliners. “Guys are getting opportunity,” Housley said. “Rasmus Dahlin is getting more minutes, Risto (Ra…

Rochester built a 3-0 lead after two periods and went in to 5-2 American Hockey League victory over the Utica Comets on Wednesday night before 2,929 at Blue Cross Arena. Victor Olofsson, Matt Tennyson and Andrew MacWilliam scored for the Amerks with Rasmus Asplund getting two of his game total of three assists. Utica broke through with a goal by Reid Boucher, his 11th, a…

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Patrik Berglund isn’t concerned about his slow start, the two goals and two assists in 22 games or his career-low shooting percentage putting him on pace for a career-low seven goals over a full season. Berglund has already been a healthy scratch twice this season, his first with the Buffalo Sabres after being acquired in the offseason from the St. Louis Blues as part o…

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Right now, the Rochester Americans just want to “get a look” at Buffalo Sabres goalie prospect Jonas Johansson, coach Chris Taylor said. “We’re going to get him up here for a couple of days,” Taylor said. Considering the first-place Amerks have two goalies in Scott Wedgewood and Adam Wilcox, Johansson’s recall from the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones on Monday was a bit sur…

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Contrary to popular belief, Carter Hutton and Tre'Davious White have never met. But if you follow social media, that would be hard to believe. It all began when White, a second-year cornerback for the Buffalo Bills, called Hutton his favorite player while attending a Sabres game earlier this season. He even mistakenly referred to Hutton as "Sutton" and predicted a futur…

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Longtime Sabres beat writer Bill Hoppe of BuffaloHockeyBeat.com, will be writing about Sabres prospects, the Rochester Americans and related topics this season. ROCHESTER – It’s easy to tell when Sabres prospect Brendan Guhle is feeling confident. At his best, the slick defenseman consistently joins the attack, generating offense. “That’s probably the biggest asset o…

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The Sabres assigned defenseman Matt Tennyson to the Rochester Americans on Wednesday. Tennyson was recalled as insurance before Friday's game at Florida because Marco Scandella and Jake McCabe were sidelined. Scandella is on injured reserve and McCabe was out of the Sabres' lineup Tuesday against Toronto. The move likely means McCabe or Scandella will be available fo…

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The expression on Jack Eichel's face said it all. He sat in the locker room, head down and waited for the media scrum to ask how another one-goal game had slipped away. After politely answering questions, he stared across the room while slowly taking off his skates. In overtime, he could only watch from the Buffalo Sabres' bench as Auston Matthews' wrist shot went un…

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Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart has erupted for five goals in four games, marking the first four-game goal-scoring streak of his career. But the Sabres have lost all four games after winning 10 in a row, and it’s difficult to enjoy individual success in defeat. “It doesn’t make it easier on a night like tonight,” Reinhart said. “You saw when we were on the streak…

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How about seven Sabres-Leafs games come April? How about seven Auston Matthews- Jack Eichel showdowns? What we saw Tuesday night in KeyBank Center was flat-out epic. Nice job by NBC Sports Network to have the foresight to understand what the Buffalo-Toronto rivalry means and what it could become. It's pretty obvious what all the fuss is about with the Maple Leafs thi…

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Jack Eichel scored twice in the third period, but the Buffalo Sabres’ winless streak stretched to four with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in KeyBank Center. Auston Matthews scored 4:58 into overtime after Patrick Marleau tied it 14:47 into the third period. Eichel’s goals, his sixth and seventh of the season, almost gave Buffalo its sixth thi…

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Following another one-goal defeat to cap a three-game road trip, the Buffalo Sabres boarded the team charter in Nashville late Monday night and lost an hour because of the time change. There wasn't much time for rest. They were back at KeyBank Center Tuesday morning to prepare for a matchup their fans have waited for all season. The Sabres, losers of three straight sinc…

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Many so-called National Hockey League experts have been surprised by the early-season success of the Buffalo Sabres. NBCSN and NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire isn’t one of them. In the preseason, McGuire pretty much predicted the turnaround. Consider this McGuire statement before the Sabres played a preseason game in Clinton: "The one thing that is exciting abou…