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Rasmus Dahlin knew what to expect from the St. Louis Blues' defensive-zone coverage Thursday night. The defending Stanley Cup champions prefer to use man-to-man defense, particularly against a superstar talent such as Jack Eichel. When Eichel circled around the back of St. Louis' net in the second period, Dahlin moved into the left-wing circle and set a pick by lowering…

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Rasmus Ristolainen won the hardest shot event to lead Team Campbell to victory at the Sabres' Skills Challenge in KeyBank Center on Sunday. Ristolainen registered a shot of 105 miles per hour to defeat fellow defenseman Colin Miller in a tiebreaker after both were clocked at 102.5 mph. Additionally, Conor Sheary won the accuracy showdown by hitting four targets on four …

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For the third straight year, Jack Eichel will head to the NHL All-Star Game. The Buffalo Sabres' captain was named Monday as the club's lone representative to the Atlantic Division team for the game Jan. 25 in St. Louis. Eichel has 24 goals, 28 assists and 52 points in 39 games this season. He starts the week tied for third in the NHL in goals with Washington's Alex Ove…

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Chapter III of this year's Buffalo Sabres-Toronto Maple Leafs rivalry will have some added star power Tuesday night in Scotiabank Arena. When the teams split a home-and-home series Nov. 29-30, Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin was out of the lineup with a concussion and Leafs scoring star Mitch Marner was sidelined by an ankle injury. They're both back. "It's going to …

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UNIONDALE – Rasmus Dahlin smirked and rolled his eyes clockwise in a playful manner Saturday afternoon when asked about his repeated encounters with New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal. Dahlin, the Buffalo Sabres' 19-year-old defenseman, exchanged verbal and physical jabs with Barzal during the latter portion of a 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders inside NYCB Live/…

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There was quite a surprise in KeyBank Center when the Buffalo Sabres hit the ice for practice at the noon hour Wednesday. The seating bowl looked almost exactly like Memorial Auditorium. [Related: Take a look back at the Aud through the years] Golds by the ice. Then Reds. Then Blues (in the 200 level and suites). And the "balcony" – the 300 level – was of course a…

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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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Rasmus Dahlin was overcome with excitement when he awoke at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 19-year-old defenseman knew a concussion suffered Nov. 25 against the Tampa Bay Lightning would force him to miss his eighth consecutive game, yet he was preparing for his latest milestone in an agonizing road to recovery. "I was nervous," Dahlin said with a smile following the morning sk…

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The Buffalo Sabres are unsure when Rasmus Dahlin will return from the concussion suffered Monday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Dahlin, a 19-year-old defenseman, was listed as "out indefinitely" on an injury report released by the Sabres ahead of Wednesday's game against the Calgary Flames in KeyBank Center, and he was not among the seven defensemen on the ice d…

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The hit that concussed Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin in Amalie Arena on Monday night resulted in supplemental discipline from the NHL Department of Player Safety. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak, who was not penalized for knocking Dahlin out of the game with an elbow to the face at 17:26 into the second period, received a two-game suspension followi…

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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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Rasmus Dahlin has yet to miss a game in his NHL career and the numbers are adding up quick. But he had no idea what Thursday was going to mean when I brought it up to him after the morning skate. The first 100 games of his career are already in the books. "Really? It's 100 games? I was wondering if you were going to say if it feels like it's been 100 games like it's …

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STOCKHOLM – There were probably a lot of unique stories in the crowd again Saturday as the Buffalo Sabres had the eyes of the hockey world upon them during their NHL Global Series game against Tampa Bay. But up in Section B19 of Ericsson Globe, Nicolas Dantinne and girlfriend Jessica Miclotte from Namur, Belgium, had a good tale to tell. It was Dantinne's first Sabre…

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STOCKHOLM – Hockey Hall of Famer Nicklas Lidstrom stopped by the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room Friday morning to meet the teen dubbed "the next Nicklas Lidstrom." Lidstrom, the Detroit Red Wings legend widely regarded as the best defenseman ever to come out of Sweden, chatted in Swedish with Sabres prodigy Rasmus Dahlin for a few minutes after the team's morning skate p…

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STOCKHOLM — The teen often dubbed "The Next Nicklas Lidstrom" got to meet the real one for the first time Friday morning in the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room at Ericsson Globe. Lidstrom, the Hockey Hall of Famer widely regarded as the best defenseman ever to come out of Sweden, chatted in Swedish with Sabres blueliner Rasmus Dahlin for a few minutes after the team's mor…