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UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

Sabres change course, fire GM Jason Botterill after 3 seasons

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Jason Botterill in a dramatic change-of-course three weeks after co-owner Kim Pegula said his job was secure.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark out 3-4 weeks; Jonas Johansson promoted

Buffalo Sabres starting goalie Linus Ullmark is expected to miss three to four weeks with an injury to his right leg.

NHL roundup: Jack Eichel converts penalty shot, Sabres beat Oilers 3-2

Jack Eichel scored on a penalty shot 1:09 into overtime and the Buffalo Sabres rallied from a two-goal deficit for a 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

NHL roundup: Zemgus Girgensons scores twice, Sabres beat Panthers

Zemgus Girgensons scored twice, Jack Eichel had a goal and two assists and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Florida Panthers 5-2 in Sunrise, Florida, on Sunday night to snap a …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

NHL roundup: Nikita Kucherov leads Lightning beat Sabres 3-2 in Stockholm

Nikita Kucherov scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 20 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Friday night in the first of their two regular-season games …

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

Surging Sabres not fearing repeat of last year’s collapse

With a new coach, an influx of talent and this being a new season, Jack Eichel doesn’t buy into fears the hot-starting Buffalo Sabres are due for a familiar collapse.

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Blackhawks acquire F Alex Nylander in trade with Sabres

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Henri Jokiharju to the Buffalo Sabres for underachieving forward Alex Nylander. Chicago is hoping a chance of scenery will help Nylander, who was selected …

Jeff Skinner’s contract overshadows new Sabres coach’s arrival

Newly hired Sabres coach Ralph Krueger arrives in Buffalo expressing confidence the team will re-sign leading scorer Jeff Skinner. Krueger expressed optimism a deal will be reached before Skinner is …

Fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive, adjust with Sabres

Fellow coaches expect Ralph Krueger to thrive and adjust to changing times in his NHL return with the Buffalo Sabres. Coaches who have worked closely with Krueger say his meticulous …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Ralph Krueger returns to NHL as Sabres coach

Ralph Krueger changed his mind on returning to coaching in the NHL just in time to give the Buffalo Sabres the experience they wanted behind the bench. Krueger was named …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

AP source: Sabres hire Ralph Krueger as coach

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as coach. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity …

UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Phil Housley after 2 seasons

The Buffalo Sabres have fired coach Phil Housley following two underperforming seasons and after the team extended its franchise-worst playoff drought to an eighth consecutive year. The Sabres finished 13th …

NHL Capsules: Steven Stamkos breaks late tie, Lightning beat Sabres 5-3

Steven Stamkos broke a tie with 5:16 remaining in the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

NHL Capsules: Tuukka Rask stops 31 shots, Bruins edge Sabres 2-1

Chris Wagner and David Backes scored, Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots and the Boston Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

NHL capsules: Sabres top Sharks 3-2 in OT, winning streak reaches 10 games

The Buffalo Sabres had to go to overtime after squandering a two-goal third-period lead, but they still made it a perfect 10. Jeff Skinner scored his team-leading 19th goal 1:19 …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

NHL capsules: Jeff Skinner leads Sabres past Canadiens 3-2; winning streak at 8

Jeff Skinner scored 3:06 into overtime after getting the tying goal late in regulation, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Friday for their eighth straight victory. …

NHL Capsules: Eichel’s overtime goal sends Sabres past Penguins 5-4

Jake Eichel’s shot squirted past Casey DeSmith 45 seconds into overtime as the surging Buffalo Sabres rallied to beat the struggling Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 on Monday night.

NHL Capsules: Jeff Skinner’s hat trick leads Sabres over struggling Kings

Jeff Skinner scored three goals for his fifth career hat trick and the Buffalo Sabres’ reconfigured top line keyed a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

AP source: Sabres acquire Sheary, Hunwick in trade with Pens

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, a person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed to The …

Rasmus Dahlin has potential to provide stagnant Sabres a spark

The prospect of drafting Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft has the potential of giving the Buffalo Sabres a much-needed spark. Five years, four coaches …

NHL Capsules: Alex Ovechkin scores twice, Capitals beat Sabres 5-1

Alex Ovechkin added to his NHL lead with two goals on the night he tied the Washington record for most games played, and the Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 …

Sabres GM Jason Botterill hopes to hire coach by early next week

The Buffalo Sabres’ coaching search has resumed. General manager Jason Botterill tells The Associated Press he hopes to make a decision by early next week. Botterill declined to reveal what …

UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

Spokane Chiefs hire Dan Lambert as head coach

The Spokane Chiefs have hired Dan Lambert as the 12th full-time head coach in the team’s Western Hockey League history. The team plans to announce Lambert, 47, as head coach …

Jason Botterill leaves Penguins to take over as Sabres’ GM

Jason Botterill leaves defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins in midst of playoff run for opportunity to make his own mark as a first-time GM after being hired by the Buffalo Sabres. …

Sabres clean house by firing GM Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma

The Buffalo Sabres have fired general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma after the youthful team missed the playoffs for a sixth consecutive season. After finishing 35-36-11 last season, …

Sabres coach says it’s possible Jack Eichel plays at Ottawa

Sabres center Jack Eichel declared he’s cleared every hurdle in recovering from a sprained left ankle, and coach Dan Bylsma said there’s a possibility the center will make his season …

In Brief: Penguins celebrate championship, beat Capitals

NHL: Phil Kessel beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins began the defense of their Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the …