Ristolainen remains in Sabres’ plans with active trade rumors

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Rasmus Ristolainen remains in the plans of the Buffalo Sabres, general manager Jason Botterill said Saturday.

“We continue to interact with ‘Risto,’ we’re continuing to try to set this team up where we’re putting Risto in positions to have success,” Botterill said. “And, yeah, he wants to win, we also want to put him in a situation where he plays very well.” Read More

Sabres unveil Golden Jersey to commemorate 50th anniversary

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The Buffalo Sabres are celebrating their 50th anniversary in style. The Sabres unveiled a Golden Jersey on Friday that they will wear for 13 games this season to commemorate the occasion; 2020 will mark their 50th year in the NHL.

The white jerseys have the iconic Sabres crest in gold and navy blue. There are five stripes on each sleeve and at the bottom of the jersey to represent 50 years. The details also include logos from throughout Sabres history on the inner neckline. The uniforms are made complete with white gloves and navy blue pants. Read More

Botterill: ‘We have to have four lines that can contribute’

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While the Buffalo Bills are gearing up for the 2019 season that is rapidly approaching, the Buffalo Sabres remain in offseason mode, gearing up for the start of the 2019-20 season in October.

This offseason has been a fairly active time for general manager Jason Botterill, who has made a number of roster moves to try and re-tool the roster with the hopes of returning to contention next season. Among the notable players being added this offseason includes forwards Jimmy Vesey and Marcus Johansson, as well as defensemen Colin Miller and Henri Jokiharju. Continue Reading

Botterill talks salary cap during Instigators appearance

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Sabres general manager Jason Botterill explained the team’s situation as it pertains to the salary cap during an appearance with Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet on The Instigators on Wednesday morning.

The Sabres agreed to contracts with their final two restricted free agents on Saturday, signing defenseman Jake McCabe and goaltender Linus Ullmark to one-year contracts worth $2.85 million and $1.325 million, respectively. Those and the team’s other offseason moves, including the signing of forward Marcus Johansson and trade acquisitions of forward Jimmy Vesey and defenseman Colin Miller, have the Sabres projected to be roughly $1 million over the cap for 2019-20. Read More