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Jordan Nolan's stopover in Buffalo was for one season and he's now going to join a couple of ex-Sabres teammates in St. Louis. Less than four days after the blockbuster deal that sent Ryan O'Reilly from Buffalo to the Blues, Nolan has signed a one-year contract to return to the Western Conference. Nolan will play in St. Louis with O'Reilly and former Buffalo backup goal…

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The Los Angeles Kings arrived in Buffalo fresh off a big trade with more on the way as they aim for the NHL playoffs. Jordan Nolan is happy for his friends but disappointed in his last-place plight. "It's not fun," the Buffalo Sabres forward said Friday. "It's not fun losing this many games and being out of it so early." When the Sabres acquired Nolan from the Kings …

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Frankly, the way Jack Eichel's injury was being portrayed Sunday was quite a bit better than you would have expected. Especially after seeing the gruesome manner in which his right leg caved in Saturday night in Boston. Linemate/roommate Sam Reinhart said Eichel felt better after his latest high ankle sprain than he did when he suffered the same injury on the opposite l…

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NEW YORK – Jack Eichel stared ahead from the corner of 31st Street and Seventh Avenue, snow and people swirling around him. A few blocks away, there he was again, stick in hand and in full Buffalo Sabres uniform. In both instances, he was the marquee player in ads for the Winter Classic. It's hard to walk anywhere in midtown Manhattan without seeing a sign for Monday's …

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NEWARK, N.J. – Zemgus Girgensons is the Buffalo Sabres' hottest scorer. All it took was a move to Jack Eichel's wing. The Sabres might need to play Eichel on every line. An inability to score continues to frustrate Buffalo. The Sabres played one of their more complete games of the season Wednesday against the New York Islanders, and their average goal output actually…

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ST. LOUIS -- After two games in the press box watching, winger Zemgus Girgensons got back on the ice Sunday night. The former first-round draft pick is in a brutal scoring slump but Sabres coach Phil Housley liked what he saw in practice the last few days, so Girgensons was inserted into the lineup for Buffalo's game against the St. Louis Blues. "It's never fun to be ou…

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There might be a magical scoring line in the Sabres' dressing room. There might not be. Phil Housley will keep trying to find it. The Buffalo coach again switched his lines at practice Wednesday. The Sabres have been shut out in two straight games and rank last in the NHL in scoring, so Housley will shuffle until something clicks. "When you're not winning, you're …

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It was, without question, his best game of the season. On Saturday in Boston, Benoit Pouliot had five shots on goal, scored his first of the season, was a plus-two and skated 15 minutes, 42 seconds. It was finally a bit of a breakthrough for the 31-year-old left winger in his first season with the Buffalo Sabres. "I skated a little bit more. I think my legs felt b…

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Jordan Nolan will hit a new career mark on Tuesday when the Buffalo Sabres host the Detroit Red Wings. The fourth-line forward will be playing in his 300th NHL game. That's not an easy get for a fourth-liner who can often be a healthy scratch depending on the team's needs. Nolan, who was claimed by the Sabres off waivers, spent the first six years of his career with the…

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LOS ANGELES – Jordan Nolan was focused on trying to help the Buffalo Sabres get their first win of the season here Saturday night. But returning to Staples Center certainly brought back memories of June 11, 2012. The Los Angeles Kings were one win away from the first Stanley Cup in their 45-year history heading into Game Six of the Cup final against New Jersey. They sco…

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LOS ANGELES -- It's a House of Horrors for the Buffalo Sabres when they come to Staples Center but they'll give it another try Saturday night when they meet the Los Angeles Kings in the second game of their four-game Western sojourn. Rick Jeanneret and Rob Ray are on the call on MSG and WGR Radio, with faceoff slated for 10:38 pm. Yep, it's going to be a late one. Th…

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Two games into a hockey season is no reason to panic but there's nevertheless a sense of growing concern in Pittsburgh, where the October schedule is really up against the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins. They suffered a 5-4 overtime loss Wednesday to St. Louis on Cup banner-raising night in PPG Paints Arena, then suffered the worst loss of the Sidney Crosby era…

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Jordan Nolan won Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings in 2012 and 2014 but admitted Thursday he knew his time was up with the organization, as the Kings are retooling after winning just one playoff game the last three seasons. Nolan said he was disappointed to be put on waivers -- but could not have been happier with the result of the process. The son of two-time …

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The most comfortable spot on the ice for Josh Gorges is the area within his own blue line. The 33-year-old veteran of more than 700 NHL games has built his hockey career by being a defensive defenseman. In his last three seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, Gorges has scored just three goals with 21 assists. But even a defensive defenseman is excited about the new style …