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Nearly seven months after his second hip surgery in two years, defenseman Zach Bogosian was back on the ice with the Buffalo Sabres at practice Wednesday in KeyBank Center. The team still lists Bogosian as week-to-week, but that's OK with him. This was the start of a pseudo-training camp for the veteran and he was a full participant in his first workout. "Obviously, it’…

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The Buffalo Sabres returned to the practice ice at KeyBank Center today after their trip to Sweden last week and announced several notable pieces of injury-related news in the hour before the workout began: The team's injury report says forward Vladimir Sobotka will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury suffered on the hit he took from Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov …

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Travis Yost has been involved in the world of hockey analytics for a decade and is part of TSN's Hockey Analytics team. Prior to joining TSN, Yost was a contributor at the Ottawa Citizen, the Sporting News and NHL Numbers, and he has been a consultant for an NHL franchise. He will be contributing breakdowns on the Buffalo Sabres for The Buffalo News this season. Follow Yos…

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Lawrence Pilut will get his chance to go home. The Sabres recalled the Swedish defenseman Sunday from Rochester before the team left for the NHL Global Series in Stockholm and placed defenseman Marco Scandella on injured reserve. Scandella suffered a lower-body injury Oct. 24 and is expected to miss two to three weeks. Pilut, a native of Tingsryd, Sweden, had a goal …

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The Sabres have recalled defenseman Will Borgen from Rochester of the American Hockey League in advance of Friday night's game at the Detroit Red Wings. The Sabres could be in need of another defenseman because Marco Scandella suffered a lower body injury in Thursday's loss to the New York Rangers. If Scandella can't play, it's possible that John Gilmour would be insert…

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When he arrived from Minnesota in 2017, Marco Scandella instantly became a mainstay on the Buffalo Sabres' defense. He played all 82 games for the first time in his career in 2017-18, but struggled to stay on the ice last season. Frustration was everywhere for the Sabres and Scandella was no different, as he battled through injuries and played in just 63 games, equaling…

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Carter Hutton's availability is uncertain for the Buffalo Sabres' game Friday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins after a lower-body injury forced the 33-year-old goalie to leave practice early Thursday. Hutton, who has started the past four games for the Sabres, "tweaked something" while the team skated in Harborcenter and will be monitored by the team's medical staf…

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The Buffalo Sabres received positive news on the status of Kyle Okposo Saturday morning but were awaiting word on the availability of one of their defensemen. Okposo, who left for the dressing room and did not return following a third-period fight with Tony DeAngelo in Friday's 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers, did not suffer a concussion and was held out of practice as…

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Rasmus Dahlin returns to Capital One Arena for Saturday night's game between the Sabres and Washington Capitals. It will be a tad quieter than the last time he was there. It was just over six months ago that Dahlin, then the top prospect for the NHL Draft, saw the first NHL game of his life in the building as the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights played Game …

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Rasmus Dahlin was frustrated. The Buffalo Sabres’ rookie defenseman was firing one-timers on the right flank of the power play, and unloaded four in one second-period stretch in what turned into a 4-3 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night at KeyBank Center. At the time, the Sabres trailed by one goal. Three of Dahlin’s shots sailed wide of t…

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SUNRISE, Fla. – Lawrence Pilut's family and friends have been told to prepare for a late night. Pilut, a 22-year-old defenseman, will make his NHL debut for the Buffalo Sabres against the Florida Panthers tonight at 7 p.m. Pilut, recalled from the Rochester Americans on Tuesday, will be inserted into the lineup after defenseman Jake McCabe suffered an "upper-body" injur…

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Lawrence Pilut will have to wait at least one more day to make his NHL debut with the Buffalo Sabres. Phil Housley told reporters Friday afternoon that Pilut, a 22-year-old defenseman, won't be in the lineup when puck drops against the Montreal Canadiens at 4 p.m. Friday. Marco Scandella, who missed the 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night, will be a …

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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen this summer posted on Instagram a photo of himself working to flip a giant tire, his action figure biceps bulging from his sleeveless shirt. Rambo didn’t have guns like that. “Oh my God, this guy, he’s an Instagram model,” fellow defenseman Marco Scandella said. “It’s hilarious. I just chirp at him all the time. But he def…

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When Marco Scandella hit town last year, he wasn't expecting to lose. Scandella had been to the playoffs for five consecutive seasons with the Minnesota Wild. In 2011, he got to the Calder Cup final, playing for their AHL affiliate in Houston. Winning was all he knew as a pro. Didn't happen last season. Things quickly went sour for the Sabres in Scandella's first yea…

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Tyler Ennis is returning to the Atlantic Division. Ennis, a 5-9 forward who spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Buffalo Sabres, signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday. The deal is worth $650,000. Ennis had the final year of his contract bought out by Minnesota. The Wild acquired him in a trade with the Sabres last summer th…