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Patrik Berglund's hiatus from professional hockey lasted almost seven months. Berglund, who abruptly left the Buffalo Sabres in December before having his contract terminated, signed a one-year contract with Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League on Tuesday. Berglund, 31, told his hometown newspaper — Vestmanlands Läns Tidning in Vasteras, Sweden — in January that …

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VANCOUVER — Patrik Berglund appears to have found peace after walking away from the Buffalo Sabres last month. In an interview published Friday, Berglund broke his silence to his hometown newspaper, Vestmanlands Läns Tidning in Vasteras, Sweden. The 30-year-old forward explained how he lost his passion and joy for hockey, which ultimately led to him leaving the Sabres a…

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WASHINGTON — The Patrik Berglund contract termination, one of the more bizarre sagas in recent Buffalo Sabres history, reached a climax Thursday as the veteran center who went AWOL on his team cleared unconditional waivers and the club moved ahead with scrubbing his contract from its books. Earlier in the day, Berglund's former club team in Sweden said it would be open …

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WASHINGTON — Patrik Berglund cleared unconditional waivers Thursday afternoon, meaning the Buffalo Sabres can proceed with the termination of the veteran forward's contract after he went AWOL on the team. Berglund went on waivers Wednesday after the Sabres put him on indefinite suspension Saturday for "failure to report," because he reportedly skipped practices and did …

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WASHINGTON – If deposed Sabres center Patrik Berglund is looking for a soft landing spot after the ugly end of his career in Buffalo, it seems he can find it on his old team back home in Sweden. Berglund played three years for Vasteras IK from 2005-08 and returned to the club in 2012 to play 30 games there during the NHL lockout. Officials there are apparently intereste…

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The Buffalo Sabres placed veteran center Patrik Berglund on unconditional waivers Wednesday with the intent to terminate his contract. Berglund, who was suspended indefinitely by the club on Saturday for "failure to report" after missing the team flight to Washington, is owed $3.85 million for the next three years on the salary cap. The termination move shows the Sabres…

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UPDATE 12/19/18: Sabres waive Berglund with intent of contract termination Another Sabres practice went by Tuesday morning. Another game Tuesday night. No sign of Patrik Berglund at either. The case of the Suddenly Skipping Work Swede is the first real off-ice saga of the season, but you get the sense it's not going to send this team off the rails. First, Berglund…

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WASHINGTON -- Sam Reinhart came within inches of spoiling the Washington Capitals' night. His chip shot from the slot on a pass from Jack Eichel rang off the post during the final minute of regulation Saturday night at Capital One Arena. Seconds later, Jeff Skinner nearly poked a puck between Pheonix Copley's pads. In the end, the Buffalo Sabres saw an emotional, exhila…

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Patrik Berglund isn’t concerned about his slow start, the two goals and two assists in 22 games or his career-low shooting percentage putting him on pace for a career-low seven goals over a full season. Berglund has already been a healthy scratch twice this season, his first with the Buffalo Sabres after being acquired in the offseason from the St. Louis Blues as part o…

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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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Buffalo Sabres winger Conor Sheary will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks after leaving practice early Monday at KeyBank Center, coach Phil Housley told reporters. Defenseman Zach Bogosian also missed practice for a "maintenance day," but is expected to play against the Sharks. Patrik Berglund, placed on injured reserve last Wednesday, skated o…

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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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The Buffalo Sabres acted quickly after Marco Scandella left the morning skate early Wednesday, recalling defenseman Lawrence Pilut from Rochester. Pilut, a 22-year-old signed by the Sabres in May, was tied for the AHL lead with 22 points (three goals and 19 assists) and a plus-16 rating in 15 games for the Amerks. In a surprising corresponding move, Buffalo placed Patri…

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The Buffalo Sabres bring a three-game winning streak, tied for their longest of the season, into a grueling stretch of the schedule. They’ll play six games in nine days, including three in the next four, beginning on Friday in Winnipeg. The road trip continues on Saturday at Minnesota and Monday at Pittsburgh before the Sabres return home and play another three games in…

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Patrik Berglund has been a man on the move this season. He finally seems to be finding a comfort zone with the Sabres. From second-line center to healthy scratch to fourth-line winger, Berglund has bounced around the first 10 games. But his season seemed to hit an early crossroads when coach Phil Housley sent him to the press box for last week's loss in San Jose. The…