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Paul Hamilton
November 15, 2019 - 2:21 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Johan Larsson tied Thursday’s game with 41-seconds left in regulation. He wound up getting hurt as he took a beating around the net and missed practice on Friday. Ralph Krueger did not rule Larsson out for Saturday’s game against Ottawa. Rasmus Asplund got called up for the...
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Paul Hamilton
November 15, 2019 - 10:07 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres may have suffered another injury on Thursday night as Rasmus Asplund has been called up from Rochester. The center has never played an NHL game and is in his second year with the Amerks. In 13 games this season with Rochester, Asplund has one goal and seven...
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Paul Hamilton
November 14, 2019 - 10:35 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s been a rough season defensively for 19-year-old Rasmus Dahlin. All season long, he’s had one or two players bearing down fast on him every time he gets the puck. They’re looking to hit him hard and force him into a turnover. Ralph Krueger and some teammates have said he...
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Paul Hamilton
November 14, 2019 - 12:51 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Ralph Krueger announced on Thursday that he’s not going to rush Marcus Johansson back and that the veteran forward will not play through the weekend. Krueger did say that he still doesn’t think that the forward's upper-body injury is long-term. With Vladimir Sobotka out 4-to...
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Paul Hamilton
November 13, 2019 - 4:48 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - It’s been a long ways back for Zach Bogosian. In the past few years, he’s had both hips operated on, and then this summer, he had a setback. On Wednesday, Bogosian joined his teammates for practice for the first time this season, which put a big smile on his face, “It was...
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Paul Hamilton
November 13, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres finally were able to get on the ice for practice on Wednesday and they will have a morning skate on Thursday. The Collective Bargaining Agreement mandates that a team gets two days off when they come back from international games. Marcus Johansson and Vladimir...
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Paul Hamilton
November 11, 2019 - 10:22 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres got back from a week in Sweden on Sunday night. With the team off on Monday and being back in North America, they've sent defenseman Lawrence Pilut back to Rochester. Pilut didn't play in either of the losses to Tampa Bay as he was called up in case of injury...
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Paul Hamilton
November 09, 2019 - 5:09 pm
(WGR 550) - The Sabres came out flying in Game 2 of the NHL Global Series in Sweden, but, once again, let a slumping goalie gain his confidence. Curtis McElhinney came in with a 3.93 goals-against average and .899 save percentage. The Sabres came out 5-on-5 and were all over the Lightning until...
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Paul Hamilton
November 08, 2019 - 6:14 pm
(WGR 550) - I think the thing that bothered me the most about the Sabres' fourth straight loss was there was very little urgency or intensity in their game. For the first five minutes of the game and the last 10 minutes, they worked hard, possessed the puck and played in the offensive zone. Other...
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Paul Hamilton
November 07, 2019 - 1:37 pm
(WGR 550) - Victor Hedman is the only Swedish player on the Tampa Bay roster, but Buffalo will have the home advantage. Swedes with the Sabres include Rasmus Dahlin, Victor Olofsson, Linus Ullmark, Johan Larsson, Marcus Johansson and Lawrence Pilut. Buffalo and the Lightning will play two games on...
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