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Paul Hamilton
January 11, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Raleigh, NC (WGR 550) - Jeff Skinner will celebrate his selection for the All-Star Game by welcoming another All-Star back to the lineup. Jack Eichel missed three games and the Sabres won two of the three games. To make room for Eichel, C.J. Smith was sent back to Rochester. Skinner makes his first...
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Paul Hamilton
January 10, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jeff Skinner will play his first game in Carolina on Friday after being traded to the Sabres. Skinner played eight years with the Hurricanes, but he said he really didn’t have this date circled on his calendar, “I knew when it was, so obviously it’s my first time back there...
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Paul Hamilton
January 06, 2019 - 2:53 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres held their Skills Challenge at the arena on Sunday in front of a very nice crowd of excited kids and fans. The players got to wear new sweaters and have their kids on the bench with them. They also had a lot of fun with the shootout with many impressive moves and...
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January 05, 2019 - 10:56 pm
Linus Ullmark stopped 39 shots and Rasmus Ristolainen scored his fifth goal of the season, but the Buffalo Sabres fell to the Boston Bruins on Saturday 2-1. Ristolainen's goal came at 17:22 of the final period, a wrist shot that beat Tuukka Rask on the short side. For Ullmark, the game marked his...
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Paul Hamilton
January 04, 2019 - 2:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Lawrence Pilut started to struggle a little bit and then he had a bad outing in St. Louis. Pilut sat out after that game, but returned on Thursday against Florida. Phil Housley liked the response he saw, “I thought being off a little bit that he was a little rusty early, but...
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January 03, 2019 - 10:17 pm
The Buffalo Sabres snapped a three-game losing streak by defeating the Florida Panthers 4-3 at KeyBank Center on Tuesday night. The blue and gold won the game without their captain, and 2019 NHL All-Star, Jack Eichel. He will also miss Saturday's game in Boston due to an upper-body injury. Jeff...
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Paul Hamilton
January 03, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel will miss his first game this season with an upper-body injury. Phil Housley said, “After further evaluation Jack is day-to-day. At this point he will not play tonight or the next game, but we’re going to re-evaluate that early next week. “We want to be cautious...
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Kyle Powell
December 31, 2018 - 8:52 pm
The Buffalo Sabres dropped their third game in a row to end the 2018 calendar year, as they suffered a 3-1 loss to Robin Lehner and the New York Islanders at KeyBank Center on Monday night. Kyle Okposo potted the only Sabres goal, and it wasn't until the third period of play. On the injury front,...
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Paul Hamilton
December 31, 2018 - 11:34 am
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - Jack Eichel was one of the few Sabres that skated on Monday. He looked good out there, but Phil Housley labeled him a game-time decision. Eichel was given, what Housley called, a "maintenance” day on Sunday. Housley did say that C.J. Smith will play either way. In 33 games...
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Nick Lozanovski
December 29, 2018 - 9:36 pm
The Buffalo Sabres started off their three-game homestand with a 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins. Buffalo was unable to bounce back after allowing a late third period power play goal. Marco Scandella started off the scoring for the Sabres, putting home a rebound off a Jeff Skinner breakaway...
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