Cozens agrees to entry-level contract

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Dylan Cozens to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Cozens (6’3″, 180 lbs., 2/9/2001) was selected by the Sabres in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver after finishing the 2018-19 season tied for 10th among all WHL skaters with 84 points (34+50) in 68 games for the Lethbridge Hurricanes.¬†Read More

Sabres ink Larsson to 1-year deal

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract with an AAV of $1.55 million.

Larsson (5’11”, 202 lbs., 7/25/1992) recently completed his seventh NHL season and recorded 14 points (6+8) in 73 games. Larsson, who played one game for the Minnesota Wild before being traded to the Sabres in April 2013, has recorded 79 points (32+47) in 331 career NHL games. Seven of his 32 career goals have been game-winners and the Sabres are 20-7-4 all-time when Larsson scores. Read More

Sabres acquire Vesey from Rangers

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired forward Jimmy Vesey from the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Vesey (6’3″, 199 lbs., 5/26/1993) totaled 35 points (17+18) last season, including 31 at even strength, which ranked third among all Rangers skaters in 2018-19. For the second consecutive season, 16 of his 17 goals were scored at even strength. Read More

Sabres acquire Colin Miller from Golden Knights

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has acquired defenseman Colin Miller from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (from St. Louis) and a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Miller (6’1″, 196 lbs., 10/29/1992) spent the last two seasons with the Golden Knights, where he led all Vegas defensemen in both assists (57) and points (70) during that stretch. He recorded 29 points (3+26) in 65 games for the Golden Knights in his fourth NHL season in 2018-19. Read More

Costly mistakes mount in loss to Canadiens

Facing a raucous road atmosphere and an opponent fighting for a spot in the playoffs, the Sabres emphasized the importance of starting strong against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday night. They led 1-0 after the first period on the strength of a Sam Reinhart goal.

In the second period, they got away from what made them successful. Costly mistakes mounted into a 7-4 loss, officially eliminating the team from playoff contention. Read More

Reinhart’s shootout winner caps thrilling victory over Blues

Sam Reinhart¬†watched as his buzzer-beating backhand deflected off the post while the final second ticked off the clock in overtime on Sunday, briefly extending what had already been a thrilling St. Patrick’s Day matchup between the Sabres and St. Louis Blues at KeyBank Center.

When given a second chance at a game-winning goal in the ensuing shutout, he was sure to hit his mark. Read More

Oilers rally past Sabres for third straight win

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The Edmonton Oilers scored three straight goals late in the second period to rally for a 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday.

Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse each had a goal and an assist, Zack Kassian and Kyle Brodziak scored, and Connor McDavid had two assists for the Oilers (29-30-7), who have won three in a row and trail the Minnesota Wild by six points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Read More