Zemgus Girgensons

August 18, 2017 - 3:45 pm
After a 2014-15 campaign which saw him score 15 goals and 30 points in 61 games, Zemgus Girgensons' game has regressed over the past two years with just 14 goals and 34 points combined. Once thought of as a valuable center with the potential to be a 20-25 goal scorer, expectations for the 23-year...
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Paul Hamilton
August 17, 2017 - 5:11 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Sabres have signed their last restricted free agent. Zemgus Girgensons gets a two-year deal with an annual average value of $1.6 million. That gives the Sabres just over $7.2 million of cap space left for the upcoming season. Girgensons has put in four seasons...
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Brayton Wilson
July 27, 2017 - 5:14 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have locked up another one of their restricted free agents to a new contract. The team announced on Thursday that they have come to terms on a new two-year contract with forward, Evan Rodrigues. The contract will carry the league minimum for an average annual value of $650,000...
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Brayton Wilson
July 25, 2017 - 8:49 am
The Buffalo Sabres and goalie Robin Lehner have avoided arbitration and have come to terms on a new one-year, $4 million contract. The Sabres made the signing official early Tuesday morning, just two days ahead of Lehner's scheduled arbitration hearing with a league arbiter. The 26-year old goalie...
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Brayton Wilson
July 05, 2017 - 3:01 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will have three of their five restricted free agents heading to league arbitration this summer. The NHL Players' Association announced on Wednesday that 30 players around the league have filed for arbitration, including goalie Robin Lehner, forward Johan Larsson and defenseman...
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Paul Hamilton
May 10, 2017 - 12:35 pm
(WGR 550) - Team USA is now 3-1 at the World Championships, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Italy. Wednesday's game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate as Detroit’s Jimmy Howard only had to make nine saves to secure his shutout. At the other end, Andreas Bernard faced 32 shots. The New York...
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Paul Hamilton
May 07, 2017 - 12:59 pm
(WGR 550) - Jack Eichel and Team USA got their first win of the World Championships beating Denmark 7-2. I didn’t think Eichel played nearly as well as he did in the loss to Germany, but he still had the puck a lot. Eichel had 10 shots against Germany while his line had 22. In this game, Eichel had...
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Pat Malacaro
April 02, 2017 - 3:08 pm
C.J. Smith helped setup a goal for the Buffalo Sabres, but a pair of third period goals by Anders Lee helped the New York Islanders double up the Sabres 4-2 on Sunday afternoon at KeyBank Center. First Period: 17:56 - We can officially say that C.J. Smith has made his Sabres and NHL debut, as the...
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Pat Malacaro
March 27, 2017 - 7:15 pm
Perhaps with the Sabres out of the playoff hunt, you chose not to attend the Sabres verses Panthers game Monday at KeyBank Center. But game 76 for Buffalo provided a lot more than just another game off the schedule. Brian Gionta was honored in a pregame ceremony as he prepared to play his 1000th...
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