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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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It's a two-pronged attack going on this week in KeyBank Center. While Jason Botterill is charging through the revamping of the Buffalo Sabres, assistant general manager Randy Sexton is doing likewise for the Rochester Amerks. It's a heavy lift for both. Botterill is trying to fix the worst team in the NHL (and drafting Rasmus Dahlin, of course, is a good way to start…

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Defenseman Lawrence Pilut played 191 games over parts of five seasons and won a Swedish League championship with HV71 in 2017, so his departure to the Sabres is a big one for the team based in Jonkoping. Pilut signed a two-year, entry-level deal with Buffalo last week and HV71 tweeted a farewell video to the 22-year-old Borje Salming Award winner on Tuesday, depicting t…

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The Sabres signed Lawrence Pilut to a two-year, entry-level contract on Tuesday and the 22-year-old Swede should have an immediate chance to crack the NHL roster. Here are five things to know about the team's newest option on the blueline: 1). Award-winning: Pilut was defenseman of the year in the Swedish League and was also the recipient of the Borje Salming Trophy…

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The awards keep coming for Lawrence Pilut. The defenseman, who has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Buffalo Sabres, was named the Swedish Hockey League's best defenseman Monday. He already won the Salming Trophy as the league's best Swedish-born defenseman. The 22-year-old was an alternate captain for HV71 and blossomed with 38 points in 52 games, leading the…

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As the Buffalo Sabres hope for one elite Swedish defenseman this weekend, they reportedly have signed another. The Sabres have agreed to a contract with defenseman Lawrence Pilut, according to Swedish website HockeyPuls.se. The 22-year-old won the Salming Trophy this season as the best native-born defenseman in the Swedish Hockey League. The Sabres have not announced…