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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…

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SUNRISE, Fla. – Marco Scandella hit the boards hard. That was essentially the end of his night. Buffalo lost its top-pair defenseman and the game Friday. Scandella missed the second and third periods with a lower-body injury, and the Florida Panthers skated to a 4-1 win BB&T Center. With five minutes to go in the first, Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad tossed Scand…

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ST. PAUL, Minn -- Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno got feted in Buffalo in November. Thursday night in XCel Energy Center, the welcome mat was put out for Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville and coach Phil Housley. During the first television timeout, Scandella and Pominville were greeted by the Minnesota Wild in a brief video on the arena's massive video board. Scandella s…

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There was an Old Home Days feel around the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room today in XCel Energy Center. The Sabres' game against the Minnesota Wild is the first game back in town for former Wild standouts Marco Scandella and Jason Pominville, as well as the first game as a head coach in his hometown for first-year Buffalo bench boss Phil Housley. "It's …

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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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Marco Scandella has established himself as one of the positive thinkers in the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room. He sees the bright side in almost everything. Losing is the exception. He despises it. He's not used to it. As it happened over and over in Buffalo, he openly called for more pride among the players. He's seeing more as the Sabres welcome the Boston Bruins to…

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Chad Johnson has always had a red maple leaf painted on the back of his goalie mask. Through the years, he's added initials of loved ones who have passed away. Johnson is up to five now, including four who died from cancer. "Eventually, I'll have to get a bigger maple leaf, unfortunately," the Buffalo Sabres goaltender said. Johnson's tribute took on added importa…