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Casey Mittelstadt was out of the Buffalo Sabres' lineup because of an illness Saturday afternoon in KeyBank Center, clearing the way for Danny O'Regan and Scott Wilson to make their season debuts. Mittelstadt, a 20-year-old rookie center, played the previous three games after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Prior to Saturday's game, coach Phil Housley told r…

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General Manager Jason Botterill has finally reshuffled the Buffalo Sabres' roster ahead of Monday's trade deadline, sending defenseman Lawrence Pilut to Rochester and placing winger Kyle Okposo on injured reserve. In corresponding moves, the Sabres have recalled forwards Danny O'Regan and Scott Wilson from the Amerks ahead of a Saturday matinee against the Washington Ca…

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ROCHESTER -- Scott Wilson made his Rochester Americans debut Friday, his first AHL appearance since Jan. 30, 2016 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Sabres waived Wilson, who broke his ankle Sept. 30, so he could get game action. He hadn’t played a regular-season contest since the end of last season in April. “At the end of the day, you get put on waivers, but they m…

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Scott Wilson cleared waivers and was assigned to Rochester for a conditioning assignment on Wednesday, the Buffalo Sabres announced. The forward, who hasn’t played since breaking his ankle during a late September practice, was expected to be medically cleared for game action this week. The Amerks host the defending Calder Cup champion Toronto Marlies on Friday at 7:05 p…

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Scott Wilson will have to wait at least a little while longer to return to the Buffalo Sabres' lineup. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported Tuesday afternoon that Wilson, who has yet to play this season after breaking his ankle during a late September practice, was placed on waivers by the Sabres. Wilson was expected to be cleared for game action this week, but he …

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When the Buffalo Sabres returned to practice Friday, they were joined by one player who could provide the secondary scoring they have lacked since their 10-game winning streak ended nearly a month ago. Jason Pominville, who has missed three games since colliding with defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen during the third period of a 5-2 loss to Florida on Dec. 18, practiced Fri…

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The Buffalo Sabres' defense could be closer to full strength when they return to Washington for a Friday prime-time matchup against the Capitals in Capital One Arena. Jake McCabe and Lawrence Pilut, both on injured reserve, could return to the lineup either Friday against the Capitals or Saturday when the Sabres host the Anaheim Ducks in KeyBank Center, coach Phil Housl…

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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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Scott Wilson wasn't accustomed to so much time in the offseason. The forward, who was part of two Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Pittsburgh Penguins, was usually spending at least some time in the playoffs. But when his new team, the Buffalo Sabres, finished last in the National Hockey League last season, well, Wilson finally had time to work on something critical t…

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Your calendar says August and so does mine, but things have been humming at HarborCenter for a few weeks now. In the eyes of players wearing Blue and Gold, hockey season has already started. It's been nearly five months since the Buffalo Sabres have played a game, so there's been plenty of time for self-reflection. The Sabres used to straggle back for some pickup hockey…

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The job of retooling the Buffalo Sabres is far from over. But a major question mark was officially answered Sunday. Just as General Manager Jason Botterill promised, he solved the team's goaltending riddle by signing St. Louis' Carter Hutton to a three-year deal at a very reasonable cap hit of $2.75 million per season. Hutton, 32, is expected to be the No. 1 goalie and …

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Winger Scott Wilson was a Stanley Cup champion for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017 and provided the Sabres some depth at forward after being acquired from Detroit last fall. The Sabres hoped to bring him back to their bottom six and got the job done Sunday by signing Wilson to a two-year contract. He will have a cap hit of $1.05 million. The Sabres did not give Wilso…

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DETROIT – When Scott Wilson played in the minor leagues, he was a scoring machine. That’s not an exaggeration. He poured in 22 goals and 36 points in only 34 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton two years ago. Wilson took a look back at that run during the Buffalo Sabres' bye week. His old team sent him video clips, and the left winger liked what he saw. "That's definite…

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During the Buffalo Sabres' home games this month, the team is playing a fundraising commercial starring Ryan O'Reilly, Martin Biron, Sabretooth and a 5-year-old girl named Isabella Phelan. With a bow in her hair, she smiles throughout the ad for cancer-fighting "Bald for Bucks." The commercial is light-hearted, but it's taken on a sadder tone. Biron revealed Phelan has …

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Buffalo fans will get their first look at forward Scott Wilson on Tuesday. Phil Housley has a feeling they'll like what they see. "He plays the game the right way in all aspects," the Sabres' coach said in KeyBank Center. "He's a terrific forechecker. He finishes all his checks. He goes to the net hard. I think he provides really good energy." The Sabres acquired Wil…