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Defenseman Matt Hunwick is not expected to play for the Buffalo Sabres this season because of a neck condition, the team announced Wednesday. Hunwick, 34, was limited to only 14 games with the Sabres last season after suffering a neck injury during the previous offseason. He will likely be placed on long-term injured reserve, which could provide the team with as much as…

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Matt Hunwick's fourth game of the season will be remembered by his biggest mistake. The Buffalo Sabres' 33-year-old defenseman committed a neutral-zone turnover that pinned him and his teammates in their own end late in the third period. The Winnipeg Jets capitalized when Blake Wheeler scored the go-ahead goal with 3:55 remaining in regulation, and they held on to beat …

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There was collateral damage from the Buffalo Sabres piecing together a fine defensive performance in a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. Defenseman Zach Bogosian, the Sabres' alternate captain who is averaging 21 minutes, 38 seconds per game this season, is day to day with a lower-body injury and won't play Sunday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets, coach…

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Matt Hunwick was just stepping off the KeyBank Center ice Friday morning when most of his Buffalo Sabres teammates had already taken off their equipment in preparation for a pregame meeting. Hunwick, along with fellow defensemen Nathan Beaulieu and Casey Nelson, had just completed an exhaustive skate following a brief on-ice team session. After all, Hunwick and Beaulieu…

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DALLAS – Buffalo Sabres coach Phil Housley debunked the theory that he gives preferential treatment to all veteran players, scratching Jason Pominville and Matt Hunwick for Wednesday night's game against the Dallas Stars in American Airlines Center. Neither Pominville nor Hunwick were scratched because of injury, Housley said. Instead, the change was made to get "fresh"…

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WASHINGTON – Defenseman Matt Hunwick was recalled by the Buffalo Sabres from his conditioning assignment with Rochester on Saturday and could debut as early as Sunday against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Hunwick, who has yet to play in a game since being acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in June because of a neck injury suffered during an offseason workout, had o…

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ROCHESTER – As his first game in more than eight months approached, defenseman Matt Hunwick said he started feeling anxious and experiencing some nerves. Hunwick, 33, has played 621 games as pro, but Tuesday’s contest for the Americans, the start of an American Hockey League conditioning assignment, held special meaning. The Michigan native hadn’t played a game since…

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Matt Hunwick is inching closer to making his long-awaited debut with the Buffalo Sabres. Hunwick, a 33-year-old defenseman acquired with Conor Sheary from the Pittsburgh Penguins in June, was assigned to the Rochester Americans for a conditioning assignment Tuesday. Hunwick is expected to play Wednesday night against the Binghamton Devils at Blue Cross Arena and could r…

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TAMPA — A new acquisition showed up for the Buffalo Sabres at Thursday's morning skate in Amalie Arena but the trade wasn't just announced. It actually happened in June. Veteran defenseman Matt Hunwick was also a part of the deal that saw the Sabres acquire forward Conor Sheary from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional 2019 fourth-round draft pick, but had yet to s…

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TAMPA – The injured Conor Sheary and Marco Scandella will stay out of the Buffalo Sabres' lineup as the Blue and Gold goes for its 11th straight win Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But the biggest surprise in Amalie Arena was the first appearance of the season from veteran defenseman Matt Hunwick, who was acquired from Pittsburgh along with Sheary in Jun…

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Injuries have hit the Buffalo Sabres early in the preseason. Sean Malone took a hit to the knee in the second period of Monday night's win against Columbus and hobbled off the ice. He is listed as out for six weeks. Malone is expected to be a major contributor in his second season in Rochester. Conor Sheary, acquired in the offseason from Pittsburgh, is listed as …

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Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill went back to his roots, both in the NHL and college, for his first big deal of the offseason. Botterill acquired Pittsburgh winger Conor Sheary and Penguins defenseman Matt Hunwick for a conditional 2019 fourth-round pick on Wednesday, just before the start of the team's summer development camp in HarborCenter. Hunwick played at th…

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Five Things to Know about new Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick: 1. Buffalo will be his sixth stop The 33-year-old defenseman has played for five NHL teams previously: the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was sixth among Pittsburgh defenseman in ice time last season, his only year with the Penguins, whi…

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Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has returned to his Pittsburgh roots for his first big move of the offseason, acquiring winger Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick from the Penguins in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2019. Sheary, a former UMass standout, had 18 goals and 12 assists in 79 games for the Penguins last season. A two-time Stanley Cup winner, he …