Sabres Breaking News

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Paul Hamilton
June 23, 2017 - 11:58 am
Chicago, IL (WGR 550) -- Cal Petersen is not going to sign with Buffalo and he will become an unrestricted free agent. The Sabres picked him in the 5th round of the 2013 draft and Jason Botterill said, “I’ve spoken to Cal, at this time I think he’s probably going to move to free agency and we’ll go...
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June 15, 2017 - 4:33 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR After nearly two months of waiting and searching for a new head coach, the Buffalo Sabres have finally found their new bench boss. Phil Housley was introduced as the 18th head coach in Sabres history on Thursday, and returns to the city where he started his Hall of...
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Paul Hamilton
June 15, 2017 - 2:13 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have found the replacement for Dan Bylsma. Phil Housley will be the 18th head coach in franchise history. Housley has been an assistant with the Nashville Predators which just took Pittsburgh to six games before losing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Housley was in...
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Brayton Wilson
May 25, 2017 - 4:57 pm
After months of rumors and speculations, the Buffalo Sabres have officially signed Russian defenseman Victor Antipin. Antipin, 24, signs a one-year entry-level contract with the Sabres after spending the past five seasons playing with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. We...
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May 12, 2017 - 12:02 pm
It was a long wait for the Buffalo Sabres to officially name Jason Botterill as the eighth general manager in franchise history. On Thursday, Sabres owner Terry Pegula officially introduced Botterill as the general manager after the Pittsburgh Penguins wrapped up their series with the Washington...
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May 11, 2017 - 5:23 pm
Derek Kramer reporting @DerekKramerWGR Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill met with the media for the first time after being hired as the franchise's eighth general manager in team history on Thursday. "I'm looking forward to building a hockey operations...
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Paul Hamilton
May 11, 2017 - 10:06 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Former Sabres player Jason Botterill is back. As expected, the 40-year-old is the Sabres' new general manager. Botterill is the Sabres' eighth general manager and takes over for the fired Tim Murray. In a statement, Sabres' owner Terry Pegula said, “We are very happy to...
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Paul Hamilton
April 29, 2017 - 8:55 pm
Toronto, ON (WGR 550) - It wasn’t good news for the Sabres at the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday night in Toronto. Buffalo went from picking sixth overall to now selecting eighth overall. That was the second most likely outcome for the Sabres at 21.4-percent, while going from sixth to seventh was...
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Brayton Wilson
April 21, 2017 - 11:47 am
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula addressed the media on Friday morning, one day after the firing of general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma. Here is what he had to say at his press conference: "Six years ago, I stood here and told the Buffalo Sabres fans that the reason for our...
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Paul Hamilton
April 20, 2017 - 10:23 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Sabres have announced that both general manager Tim Murray and head coach Dan Bylsma have been relieved of their duties. Owner Terry Pegula issued this statement, “After reviewing the past season and looking at the future of our organization, Kim and I have...
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