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The Sabres used the No. 2 overall draft pick on center Sam Reinhart in 2014. For much of the last two seasons, Reinhart was a right winger, not a center. Just a few minutes into Phil Housley's chat to open training camp, it was wondered where Reinhart will play. "Do I really have to reveal that right out of the gate?" Housley said with a laugh. Thankfully, the coa…

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Jack Eichel knows what the market is for young stars. Eventually, the Sabres center will get a monster contract. If it doesn't happen this season, that's fine. "I have no problem playing the year out," Eichel told reporters Tuesday in Buffalo. "If that happens, it happens. Obviously, I'm pretty adamant on staying a Sabre and staying in Buffalo, but it's not something…

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The Will Butcher Derby will likely reach the finish line this weekend, with the Hobey Baker Award winner from the University of Denver expected to announce a decision Sunday or Monday about which NHL team he will sign with as a free agent. Butcher, who did not sign with the Colorado Avalanche after they drafted him in the fifth round in 2013, has spent this month on pho…

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Hockey Hall of Famers Chris Chelios and Brian Leetch have been named the head coaches for the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, to be played Sept. 21 in KeyBank Center. Tickets for the event, which features 42 of the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, go on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m at Sabres.com, AllAmericanPros…

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The Buffalo Sabres have hired Chris Hajt as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday afternoon. Hajt comes from the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate, the Ontario (Calif.) Reign, where he served as an assistant coach the last three seasons. When the Kings' AHL affiliate was the Manchester Monarchs, Hajt helped them to a Calder Cup title in the 2014-15 season. The Re…