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PITTSBURGH — Alex Nylander sat at his stall in the PPG Paints Arena visitors' dressing room following a morning skate in which he lined up alongside three-time Stanley Cup winner and Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. Nylander untied his skates and smirked while listening to Patrick Kane, whose long list of accolades includes three Cup victories and a Hart Troph…

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DETROIT — Thomas Vanek was watching from his couch Thursday night and he had the same feeling for Jason Pominville that everyone in KeyBank Center did. Vanek is in a similar spot as Pominville, a mid-30s player pondering his future and balancing the thought of another year with the Detroit Red Wings with the needs of his family. So he was thrilled to see Pominville, his…

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I just don't get it. Now, it's clear you can say that about a whole bunch of things when it comes to the Sabres these days. In this case, we'll stick to the club's player development theories. Injuries have largely necessitated some overdue callups from Rochester, so the Sabres' lineup now includes Victor Olofsson, Alexander Nylander, Will Borgen and Lawrence Pilut. …

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Alex Nylander doesn’t know whether he’ll remain with the Sabres beyond Jack Eichel’s two-game suspension, but the former first-round draft pick intends to make the most of the opportunity. The forward, drafted eighth overall in 2016, has played just seven NHL games over the last two seasons, recording one goal and one assist. “I’m just going to play my best and obvio…

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As yet another meaningless March moves on, one of the best reasons to watch the Buffalo Sabres these days won't be on the ice the next two games. Captain Jack Eichel received a two-game suspension Sunday night from the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his hit on Colorado's Carl Soderberg during the second period of Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Avalanche in Denver. …

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The Buffalo Sabres recalled Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans on Sunday, with captain Jack Eichel facing an NHL disciplinary hearing. Nylander, the eighth overall pick in 2016, is riding a four-game goal streak and has seven points in the last six games with the Amerks. He has already set career highs in goals (12) and points (31) in 49 games. He has tied …

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ROCHESTER – Danny O'Regan had 24 hours to pack a bag, arrange for a car filled with his belongings to be shipped across the country and report to Rochester. O'Regan, a 25-year-old winger recalled Friday by the Buffalo Sabres, laughed Wednesday in Blue Cross Arena when recalling that unexpected, chaotic journey. Yet, O'Regan knows his story – from being pulled off the ic…

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ROCHESTER – Alexander Nylander is expected to return to Rochester's lineup Friday night in Utica, coach Chris Taylor told The Buffalo News following Thursday's practice in Blue Cross Arena. Nylander, a 20-year-old Buffalo Sabres prospect, has missed the past eight games after he suffered a lower-body injury suffered during practice. Additionally, winger Sean Malone will…

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ROCHESTER – Sabres prospect Alexander Nylander is day to day after suffering a lower-body injury in Tuesday’s practice, Americans coach Chris Taylor said. Nylander, 20, missed Wednesday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Syracuse Crunch in Blue Cross Arena. According to LetsGoAmerks.com, defenseman Will Borgen knocked Nylander to the ice before he got tangled with defenseman…

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ROCHESTER – Alexander Nylander chuckled, leaned against the wall outside the Rochester Americans' locker room at Blue Cross Arena and revealed how he often has to remind himself that he is 20 years old. "I feel like I'm way older," Nylander told The Buffalo News following the Amerks' morning skate Wednesday. "It's not a bad thing." Nylander, the Buffalo Sabres' eight…

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ROCHESTER – When Chris Taylor was hired as coach of the Rochester Americans in June 2017, he was tasked with developing a roster dotted with former high draft picks, including Alexander Nylander. The Amerks had missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons and finished with 32 wins in 2016-17. That drought ended in Taylor's first season with 91 regular-season points…

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It will be just after 1 a.m. Friday back home in Sweden when Ramsus Dahlin's NHL career gets its opening faceoff Thursday night in KeyBank Center. Several media members from the homeland will be in town to cover the Sabres' game against the Boston Bruins and some made their way to practice Wednesday morning. Dahlin is used to the attention. He's lived it the last two ye…

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Patrik Berglund has played 694 games in the NHL, all with the St. Louis Blues. He's a four-time, 20-goal scorer in this league and has spent the last six years on the same team as superstar Vladimir Tarasenko. So Berglund knows skill. At age 30, it undoubtedly takes a lot to impress him. Alexander Nylander wowed him here Monday night. It was Nylan…

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Don't be surprised if you hear ABBA echoing from the Buffalo Sabres' locker room at development camp. Ten of the 42 prospects at HarborCenter this week are from Sweden, including this year's first-overall pick Rasmus Dahlin. That's without counting Mattias Samuelsson, who grew up in the U.S. while his Swedish-born father Kjell played in the NHL. "You can almost talk …

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ROCHESTER – Nathan Paetsch was a 20-year-old rookie, getting his first taste of life as professional hockey player. And what an entrance it was. In 2004, Paetsch was part of a Rochester Americans team that earned a first-round playoff bye, won two series, and advanced to the semifinals of the American Hockey League's Calder Cup playoffs. The next season, the Amerks w…