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TAMPA, Fla. – Sometime in mid-March, Emily Pfalzer will return home and share her Olympic experience with Buffalo. For now, she's busy being a role model for the whole nation. Pfalzer's whirlwind journey since winning the gold medal with the U.S. women's hockey team continued Wednesday night in Tampa Bay. She and most of the players were in Amalie Arena to see the Light…

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Coach Phil Housley said Tuesday he only knows Danny O'Regan from what he heard Monday when the Buffalo Sabres acquired the former American Hockey League Rookie of the Year from San Jose as part of the Evander Kane trade. O'Regan is heading to Rochester initially but Sabres center Evan Rodrigues has full knowledge of the organization's newest name. Rodrigues played with …

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Jacob Josefson's ankle is turning into his Achilles' heel. Just three games after returning from an ankle injury, the Buffalo Sabres center tweaked the ankle again. Coach Phil Housley announced Monday that Josefson will miss the next four to six weeks. "It's tough," Housley said in KeyBank Center. "It's difficult when you lose a guy like that. He sort of put everybod…

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You want hockey coverage? It's everywhere in today's editions of The Buffalo News and Buffalonews.com. We've got your top-line approach to Jack Eichel's contract extension and the entire 2017-18 season for both the Sabres and NHL with our annual NHL Preview Section. We'll have the latest from practice on Wednesday morning on the eve of the season opener against Montreal…

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The Buffalo Sabres finalized their opening night roster Tuesday and, as expected, their most unlikely choice at forward is free-agent signee Seth Griffith. Griffith, who split time last year between Toronto, Florida and the minors, saw time on the top line in the third period of Friday's preseason finale against the New York Islanders. He was back with Jack Eichel and E…

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The Buffalo Sabres hit the reset button in the offseason, hiring General Manager Jason Botterill and coach Phil Housley, then making some roster adjustments. Sure, the Sabres’ six-season playoff drought is like a rounding error for suffering Bills fans, but the suffering is real. To get a handle on how the new-look Sabres are viewed by outside members of the hockey medi…

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Justin Bailey and Nick Baptiste can count. They know the Sabres have 15 healthy forwards, including five right wingers. They know that Buffalo will dress 12 forwards and use four right wingers. What they don't know is if they'll be part of those final numbers when the season starts. As expected, there is competition at right wing as the Sabres move toward their final…